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Educational Leadership

Dissertations & Theses Databases


Full-text dissertations sometimes have links in the Library catalog where the dissertation was published and a copy of a dissertation or a master’s thesis can sometimes be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan. Some dissertations and theses are simply not available due to the granting university's policies. The following resources are excellent starting points for locating dissertations on a particular topic.

Older Dissertations & Theses

Older masters theses and dissertations may not be accessible via databases.  Here are search terms to locate them in some of the  academic libraries in Florida.

Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) 

  • Dissertations, Academic -- FGCU -- Education -- Doctorate

University of South Florida (USF)

  • Dissertations, academic -- USF -- adult education – masters OR
  • Dissertations, academic -- USF -- adult education – doctoral
  • Dissertations, academic -- USF -- education

University of Florida (UF)

  • Dissertations, academic -- UF -- College of Health Professions

University of Central Florida (UCF) 

  • Dissertations, academic -- health and public affairs
  • Dissertations, academic -- education  

UWF Dissertations (University of West Florida)

  •  Dissertations – University of West Florida