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Full-text dissertations sometimes have links in the university library catalog where the dissertation was published. 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.
Contains citations and abstracts for more than 2 million doctoral dissertations and master's theses. Full text is available for many, including most done after 1997. All subject areas are covered. Includes FGCU dissertations and theses published in 2013 and later.
Free resource. "The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) is an international organization that... promotes the adoption, creation, use, dissemination and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations."