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  Module 14: Dissertations and Theses

    ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

    Full text of most UNLV theses and dissertations are available from 1996 to the present. Full text from all other institutions available are from 1997 to the present.  Copies of many older dissertations can be ordered for a fee.

    Note that most UNLV architecture related dissertations will be listed in Proquest but will also be cataloged in the UNLV Library Catalog. Follow these subject headings to view many of the dissertations available in the Architecture Studies Library:

    Search tips for Proquest Dissertations and Theses:

    • When searching for authors it is best to enter last name first. When using basic search, if you have difficulty finding an author, click on more search options near the bottom of the page. Then click on browse authors and type the author’s last name into the box. This will bring up a list of all authors in the database with that last name to select from. When you find the author you are looking for, click on add to search.

    • When searching for "University of Nevada, Las Vegas" dissertations click on more search options near the bottom of the page. Enter "University of Nevada, Las Vegas" in the "schools" search box (if you click on "Search" you will find over 2800 citations).

    • If you're searching for a specific phrase, place your phrase in quotation marks (" "). This lets the search software know that you're looking for documents where the words appear exactly in that order.

    • The * symbol is a right hand truncation symbol. For example econom* will find economics, economical, and economy. The ? can be used to replace any one letter either inside a word or at the end of a word. For example t?re will find tire, tore, tyre, etc.

    Where is it :

    Go to the top of an ASL page, select Articles, then under Article databases by name, click on the letter d and select Dissertations and Theses.

    Quick link:

    Click here for the Dissertations and Theses homepage

Questions? Ask the Architecture Studies Librarian online or any of the staff in the Architecture Studies Library. The general phone number for the library is 702-895-1959.

If you have comments about the usefulness of this module and/or how it can be improved, please contact Jeanne Brown, Architecture Studies Librarian, at


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