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Dissertations offer a depth and richness of information found in few other places. You can find information about dissertations in subject-specific databases, as well as databases made just for dissertations. Below are some good options for finding chemistry dissertations.
OATD aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata comes from over 1,100 colleges, universities, and research institutions.
Getting the Full-Text
If you find a dissertation citation and need the full-text, you can request a copy be purchased for you through Interlibrary Loan. There's no charge for requesting copies of dissertations, but remember that these tend to be quite long and in-depth.
Sometimes a dissertation gets published as a full-length book. You can search WorldCat for the author's name to see if a similar title appears. You can then see if we have the title here at Furman or via PASCAL Delivers.