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Dissertations and Theses: Basic Search

Basic Search Tips

Search across all of ProQuest Dissertations & Theses with the Basic Search. Boolean, proximity, and field codes are supported. The default is to search for ALL terms entered. Separate terms with OR to find any of the terms.  To search for an exact phrase, use "quotation marks" around your search.

When running a search in PQDT Abstract & Indexing, the search default is set to Anywhere. Anywhere searches the full bibliographic record (all indexed fields).

Checking the Full-text limit will restrict your search to only search and retrieve records containing full text from ProQuest.


Proquest Basic Search Tutorial

Basic Search