Find Dissertations: How to find dissertations

Dissertations from NSU, Including Specific NSU Schools and Centers

To conduct a general search for NSU dissertations in digital format, start in the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database, pull down the search field menu, and select the School name/code field. Use the "Look up schools" link to the right of the search box to find Nova Southeastern University or, for older dissertations, Nova University.

To find additional works authored by NSU students, please refer to the information below, arranged by NSU School/Center:


Fischler School of Education and Human Services (FSEHS)

    1. Citations and abstracts for some NSU dissertations from FSEHS may be found in the ERIC database. ERIC also includes full text for many of these dissertations. See detailed instructions on Locating dissertations in ERIC.

  1. NSU students, faculty and staff only may use the MARPs, Practicums & Applied Dissertations database to find citations to applied dissertations.  This database also includes full-text (PDF) for many of the more recent applied dissertations.

    Other MARPs, practicums and applied dissertations are available in microfiche only; they are not available in print. To obtain microfiche documents:

    • Local students should call the Reference Desk (954-262-4613) during reference desk hours before coming to the library to request retrieval of the microfiche. Please tell the reference librarian the name, title, and number found on your citation.
    • Distance students may request copies via the ILLIAD system.
  2. To locate examples of dissertations by your dissertation chair:
    • Look in the MARPs, Practicums, and Applied Dissertations Database.
    • Click on the Advanced tab.
    • Select Advisor in the pull-down menu on the right.
    • Type the last name of the advisor /dissertation chair you are looking for.

     


    H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship (SBE)

    1. Find bound SBE dissertations in NovaCat. Click on the "Advanced" tab. Enter a "Subject" or "Keyword" for your topic. Scroll down to "Additional limiting options." From the "Material Type" menu, select "Dissertation." Then, click on the "Submit" button to view your results.

      Bound SBE dissertations located on the 1st floor of the Alvin Sherman Library may be checked out by NSU local students, faculty, and staff. NSU distance students may check out these dissertations through Document Delivery. Bound SBE dissertations located on the fourth floor may only be used in the library; they may not be checked out.
    2. See the SBE dissertations list for a list of all SBE dissertations available in print, sorted by year.

     


    Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences (SCIS)

    1. Find bound SCIS dissertations in NovaCat. Click on the "Advanced" tab. Enter a "Subject" or "Keyword" for your topic. Scroll down to "Additional limiting options." From the "Material Type" menu, select "Dissertation." Then, click on the "Submit" button to view your results.

      Bound SCIS dissertations located on the 1st floor of the Alvin Sherman Library may be checked out by NSU local students, faculty, and staff. NSU distance students may check out these dissertations through Document Delivery. Bound SCIS dissertations located on the fourth floor may only be used in the library; they may not be checked out.
    2. See the SCIS dissertations list for a list of all SCIS dissertations available in print, sorted by year.

     


    Center for Psychological Studies (CPS)

    1. Find bound CPS dissertations in NovaCat. Click on the "Advanced" tab. Enter a "Subject" or "Keyword" for your topic. Scroll down to "Additional limiting options." From the "Material Type" menu, select "Dissertation." Then, click on the "Submit" button to view your results.

      Bound CPS dissertations located on the 1st floor of the Alvin Sherman Library may be checked out by NSU local students, faculty, and staff. NSU distance students may check out these dissertations through Document Delivery.

     


    Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS)

    1. Find bound SHSS dissertations in NovaCat. Click on the "Advanced" tab. Enter a "Subject" or "Keyword" for your topic. Scroll down to "Additional limiting options." From the "Material Type" menu, select "Dissertation." Then, click on the "Submit" button to view your results.

      Bound SHSS dissertations located on the 1st floor of the Alvin Sherman Library may be checked out by NSU local students, faculty, and staff. NSU distance students may check out these dissertations through Document Delivery.

    Oceanographic Center (OC)

    1. Find bound OC dissertations in NovaCat. Click on the "Advanced" tab. Enter a "Subject" or "Keyword" for your topic. Scroll down to "Additional limiting options." From the "Material Type" menu, select "Dissertation." Then, click on the "Submit" button to view your results.
    2. The OC Library also has a Bibliography of all OC Dissertations, Theses and Capstones online.

    Finding Dissertations Chaired by Your Advisor

    Check the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Database:

    • In the pull-down menu on the right, School Degree and type the type of degree -- Ed.D., Ph.D., D.B.A., D. P. A., etc. Notice that you need to include the correct punctuation.
    • Select School name/code in the pull-down menu and type Nova Southeastern University.
    • Select Advisor and type the last name of your dissertation chair.

     

     

    NOTE: Fischler School of Education Ed.D. candidates should follow the instructions to the right, under Finding Dissertations by School/Center.

    Dissertations From All Academic Institutions

    Ordering Dissertations

    For dissertations not available online, but indexed in ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, there are a couple of options for obtaining a copy:

    • For qualified NSU doctoral students only, the Document Delivery Department will purchase up to two dissertations at no cost to the student. Orders for one or both free dissertations MUST be placed through Document Delivery, not the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. To proceed, log into the ILLIAD system and indicate in the form that you are requesting your free dissertation(s).

    • Distance students and non-NSU students may use interlibrary loan (ILL) through their local library. Local NSU students may use the NSU Interlibrary Loan Department. Local NSU students, please use the ILLIAD system and indicate that you are requesting a loan. Please note that less than half of all dissertations can be obtained through the interlibrary loan (ILL) system, and can take many months to obtain.