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Finding Dissertations and Theses

Why use a dissertation or thesis?

A dissertation is the final large research paper, based on original research, for many disciplines to be able to complete a PhD degree. The thesis is the same idea but for a masters degree.

They are often considered scholarly sources since they are closely supervised by a committee, are directed at an academic audience, are extensively researched, follow research methodology, and are cited in other scholarly work. Often the research is newer or answering questions that are more recent, and can help push scholarship in new directions.  ( Borrowed from Kate McManus, Magrath Library, University of Minnesota)

Explore these sources for finding dissertations and theses from authors affiliated with UMKC
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MOspace

The MOspace Institutional Repository stores creative and scholarly works and other resources created by faculty, students, and staff at the University of Missouri--Columbia and the University of Missouri--Kansas City.

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Dissertations & Theses @ University of Missouri-Kansas City

This ProQuest interface provides citations, summaries, and some full article access of doctoral dissertations and master's theses written by UMKC graduates.

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UMKC Catalog

Search for print copies of UMKC dissertations and theses. Search by subject and discipline.

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