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ProQuest Dissertation Archive

Question: Where can you access more than 37,000 full text dissertations?

 Answer: ProQuest Database

 ProQuest currently contains over 37,000 full-text doctoral dissertations from over 1,000 colleges and universities throughout the United States with new dissertations added quarterly.  Access to this collection is completely free via the ProQuest search tab located on the library homepage.

Why you should be interested

These dissertations provide high quality in-depth analysis of key business topics including:

  • Human resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Leadership Styles
  •  Employee Engagement
  • Organizational Culture
  • Organizational Innovation

Some examples of available dissertations

You are focusing on employee engagement:

Greengrove, K. (2008) Creating sustainable employee engagement strategies. M.A. thesis. Royal Roads University, Canada.

You are focusing on high performance work cultures and the effect on employees:

Murphy, C.A. (2008) Working in a high-performance corporate culture: Effects on employee perspective and health. Ed.D thesis. Fordham University, United States.

You are focusing on leadership and emotional intelligence:

Woods, B.R. (2010) The relationship between a manager's emotional intelligence and perceived leadership style. Ph.D. thesis. Capella University, United States.

Bibliographies

In addition to the above, these dissertations provide access to comprehensive bibliographies which you can use to supplement your own research.  If you find a journal source that is of particular interest, you can search the Journals by Title search tab located on the library homepage in order to check if we have access to the journal in question. This is a very effective way of focusing your search strategy.