Doctoral theses are scholarly sources, often comprising material published separately across several papers and/or a book. The only problem with them is that they are often difficult to lay your hands on them unless they were awarded locally. Here’s a complete guide to finding theses in print or online. If you find a doctoral thesis that you want to read, here’s how to go about getting hold of a copy.

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