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Sociology: Dissertations & Theses

An introduction to databases and tools for sociology research

Finding dissertations

Sociology dissertations are indexed along with journal articles and other sociology publications in the Sociological Abstracts UW restricted database. To search only dissertations and theses, in all fields of study, use the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses UW restricted database. To find only dissertations completed at the University of Washington, use one of the several methods outlined in the "UW Dissertations and Theses" box below.

Search ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Full Text

Find over 1 million dissertations in all fields of study, completed at institutions worldwide. [UW restricted]

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Or, use the Advanced Search and add Sociolog* as a Subject name/code for a more specific search

UW Dissertations and Theses

The UW Libraries has copies of dissertations and masters theses written by University of Washington students. 

  • UW Sociology dissertations 1997-2008 are available through ResearchWorks [UW restricted]
  • Or, use the UW Libraries Search to search by:
    • Subject (Genre "theses" and department, e.g: theses--sociology)
    • Author
    • Title
    • Topic - combine the phrase "theses and" followed by topical keywords (e.g., theses and deviant behavior)
  • Or, browse Sociology dissertations, shelved under the call number HM 15 Thxxxxx in Suzzallo Library

More information about finding dissertations at the UW