American Women's History: A Research
Finding Theses & Dissertations
Dissertation Abstracts International. Ann Arbor, Mich.:
University Microfilms International, 1938- . Also available on CD-ROM
and on the Internet.
WorldCat. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC. Updated daily.
Both Dissertation Abstracts and WorldCat should be
searched for comprehensive coverage of the thesis/dissetation literature.
Dissertations in Progress [online].
[Washington, DC]: American Historical Association,
[1999- ]. Available from: http://www.theaha.org/pubs/dissertations/.
Networked Digital Library of
Theses and Dissertations [online]. NDLTD, c2002.
Neely, Caroline Elizabeth. "'Dat's one chile of mine you ain't never gonna sell': Gynecological Resistance within the Plantation Community" [online]. M.A. Thesis, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2000. Available from: http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05262000-09340014/.
Taylor, Sarah Elizabeth. Remembering
Elderly Women in Early America: A survey of how aged women were
memorialized in late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century tombstone
inscriptions, death notices, funeral sermons, and memoirs
[online]. M.A. Thesis, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
University, 2002. Available
America: History and Life: A Guide to Periodical Literature.
Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-Clio, 1964- . Quarterly. Available online and
as a CD-ROM product from the publisher.
Doctoral Dissertations in History. Washington, D.C.: American Historical Association, 1976- . Semiann.
Gilbert, V.F., and D.S. Tatla, comps. Women's Studies: A Bibliography of Dissertations, 1870-1982. New York: Basil Blackwell, 1985.
Master's Theses Directories. Cedar Falls, Iowa: H.M. Silvey, c1993- . Annual.
Retter, Yolanda. Dissertations
and Theses on Lesbian History, 1968-1995 [online]. Available from:
As a general rule, theses/dissertations not written at your university will have to be obtained through your library's interlibrary loan department, or purchased from UMI.
offers another option. One can purchase paper copies of
dissertations from UMI through this service.
Middle Tennessee State University Library