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This guide was created to help GWU doctoral students in researching and writing their dissertation
Last Updated: Sep 12, 2014 URL: http://libguides.gwu.edu/dissertation Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Why Use Libguides?

LibGuides are a starting point for research and give you a sampling of resources available at the library. LibGuides provide suggestions for books, journals, databases, research topics, and other pertinent information to assist you in developing your dissertation research topic.


Dissertation Search

Check for other dissertations on your topic in this database:

Dissertations & Theses Online - Contains information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses representing the work of authors from over 1,000 North American graduate schools and European universities.

***You can also look at Dissertations written by other GW Students in this database...WATCH THIS VIDEO to see how to find GW Dissertations

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Want some direction on starting, drafting, and completing your dissertation??? 

Start here...Doing Your Research One Step at a Time
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The Writing Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides smart tips and helpful links:  http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/dissertation.html



PhinisheD is a discussion and support group for students who are working to finish their dissertations or theses. It offers a variety of suggestions and resources.

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