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Two Minute Tips for Education Students: #6 ERIC vs Proquest Dissertations & Theses Database

Collection of short tutorials and help screens designed for Purdue's College of Education students and faculty.

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Coming next week:  How to search for dissertations written at Purdue's COE.

Searching for Dissertations in education

Searching for dissertations in education?  There are two databases to try:  

What is the  difference?

  • Dissertations & Theses is not limited by any subject area and has more than 2 million entries.  
  • ERIC is limited to the field of education and has over 25,000 dissertations:  those authors submit  and  those from ProQuest Dissertations &Theses database.

CLICK HERE    to search ERIC from EBSCO for all dissertations

CLICK HERE his link   to search the free version of ERIC for all dissertations  (Use this link if you are not a Purdue faculty/staff/student) 

Here is how you would do this search in ERIC from EBSCO, the preferred provider for the ERIC database on the Purdue campus.  Limit your search by adding keywords in the search box. 



Judy Nixon
HSSE Library 253
Stewart Center