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thesis or dissertation is:

"Document submitted in support of candidature for an academic degree or professional qualification presenting the author's research and findings."

"In some contexts, the word 'thesis' is used for part of a bachelor's or master's course, while 'dissertation' is normally applied to a doctorate, while in others, the reverse is true." 


Thesis. (2014, May 12). In Wikipedia, The Free EncyclopediaSource

Interlibrary Loan

Use ILLiad when the dissertation or thesis you want is:

  • Not available in our print collection or through a database
  • Located in off-site storage

Note: Distance learners may use ILLiad to request items for free home delivery.


Drexel Publications

If you cannot find a Drexel theses or dissertation online through iDEA, you can search the Libraries catalog by author or title.


Cite a dissertation or thesis published in the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database:


Last name, F. N. (Year). Title (Doctoral dissertation or Master's Thesis).

      Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. xxxxxx)


Author Last Name, First Name. Title. MA Thesis or Diss. School, Year. 

      ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. Web. day Month year of access.


Author Last Name, First Name. "Title." MA thesis or diss., School, Year. 

      ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. (UMI No. xxxxxx)