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more information Restricted Resource Some full text availableAccessible Archives
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Access to the complete collection of materials available through Access Archives. This collection has coverage of much of the 19th century in the United States, with a special focus on Africa American Newspapers, Pennsylvania, the Civil War, and Women's Suffrage.
more information Restricted Resource Some full text availableACLS Humanities ebooks
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The American Council of Learned Socieities provides a curated selection of over 5,000 ebooks from scholarly presses, including books on: African History, Biblical Studies, LGBT/Queer Studies, Latin American History, Hip Hop Studies, Islamic Studies, Religion, and Sociology, among many others.
more information Restricted Resource Some full text availableAfrican American Newspapers (Accessible Archives)
The African American Newspapers collection includes the full text of eleven early African American newspapers, including The Christian Recorder, Frederick Doublass' Paper, The North Star, and Freedmen's Record.
more information Restricted Resource Some full text availableAmerican Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals, 1684-1820
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The most comprehensive collection of historical periodicals published in America between 1684 and 1912.
more information Restricted Resource Some full text availableAmerican Antiquarian Society Periodicals, 1684-1912
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A collection of over 5,000 periodicals covering all aspects of life in North America, from the colonial period to the middle of the progressive era.
Some full text availableATLASerials for Alum
Note: Alumni of the seminary and its predecessor seminaries must contact the Alumni Relations Office for login informaiton.

more information Restricted Resource Some full text availableATLASerials Religion PLUS
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ATLAS PLUS provides expanded access to the full text of 450 journals, as well as indexing for a total of 2,000 journals.  
more information BiBiL -- Biblical Bibliography of Lausanne
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BiBIL is a large bibliographic database covering works related to Biblical Studies and related fields, including ancient Near Eastern studies in general.  An advanced search allows searching by author, title, year, source, keyword, biblical reference, and Greek or Hebrew terms. The search interface is available in English, French, and German.
more information Bible Web App
Developed by Digital Bible Society, the Bible Web App offers researchers the opportunity to view parallel versions of the Bible in English with  Greek  (Tisch) and Hebrew (WLC), including parsings, morphology, and lemma. While not nearly as powerful as desktop software for Greek study, this free tool can be useful.
more information BILDI -- Documentation for Biblical Literature, Innsbruck
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A bibliography of biblical and biblical-archaeological literature, covering articles, collected works, and monographs. Coverage for some of its 540 periodicals begins in 1985.
more information Restricted Resource Some full text availableBlack Sacred Music archive
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Published from 1987 to 1995, Black Sacred Music sought to establish theomusicology—a theologically informed musicology—as a distinct discipline, incorporating methods from anthropology, sociology, psychology, and philosophy to examine the full range of black sacred music. Topics included black secular music, the early days of rap, soul, jazz, civil rights songs, the religious music of Africa and the African diaspora, spirituals, gospel music, and the music of the black church.
Book Catalog

more information Calvinism Resource Database
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Regularly updated and searchable database for information on John Calvin and Calvinism. 
more information Restricted Resource Some full text availableChicago Manual of Style Online
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Find it. Write it. Cite it. The Chicago Manual of Style Online is the venerable, time-tested guide to style, usage, and grammar in an accessible online format. Turabian is a shortened version of The Chicago Manual of Style.
more information Some full text availableChristian Classic Ethereal Library
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Extensive searchable library of classic Christian texts. All texts can be downloaded, for free, as plain text or PDF files of out of copyright print editions.
more information Some full text availableChronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
Chronicling America (ISSN 2475-2703) is a Website providing access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages, and is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). NDNP, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC), is a long-term effort to develop an Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages. Supported by NEH, this rich digital resource will be developed and permanently maintained at the Library of Congress. An NEH award program will fund the contribution of content from, eventually, all U.S. states and territories.
more information Restricted Resource Congregational, Presbyterian, and Reformed Church Periodicals, 1803-1902
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This collection contains periodicals that provide insight into the distinct Protestant ecclesial communities that thrived in America through their participation in the activities of Congregational, Presbyterian, and Reformed churches.

The Congregational, Presbyterian, and Reformed Church Periodicals, 1803-1902 collection features a range of periodicals devoted to Congregationalism, including the long-running journal The Presbyterian, the influential Congregational Sunday school periodical The Well Spring, and the Reformed theological journal The Mercersburg Review.


more information Some full text availableCusanus-Portal
The Cusanus Portal offers electronic access to the critical edition of the Opera Omnia of Nicholas of Cusa, German and other language translations (linked to Latin version), a German-language encyclopedia on Cusa, and a regularly-updated research bibliography.
more information Restricted Resource Some full text availableDuke University Press eBooks
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The complete catalog of Duke University Press ebooks available for student use.
more information ECCO: The Eastern Cluster Catalog
Click here to search the library's book holdings
more information Some full text availableELCA Research and Evaluation
ELCA Research and Evaluation offers users the opportunity to view research and statistics on individual congregations as well as synods. The data does require creating a personal login but data on the website is public available.
more information Restricted Resource Some full text availableEmerging American Religions, 1821-1895
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This collection consists of periodicals that chronicle new religious movements that were founded and flourished in America during the 19th century.

The Emerging American Religions, 1821-1895 collection features important periodicals devoted to Adventists, Mormons, Disciples of Christ, Holiness/Pentecostals, Millennialists, and Unitarians, among others. Subjects include camp meetings, health and wellness, apologetics, and theology.


Restricted Resource Some full text availableEncyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception
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more information Some full text availableopenURL Find a Journal
Note: Find all online journals available to students, faculty, staff and on campus visitors.
Find all online journals available to students, faculty, and staff at ULS.
more information Some full text availableGlobethics.net Library from WCC
The Globethics.net Library is a free, open online library aimed at providing quality resources on applied ethics, education and religious studies from all over the world. Content in the library is available in multiple languages and is harvested from more than 3,000 open access repositories. There are thematic and institutional collections that have been developed with experts and partners, and documents are uploaded by individual Globethics.net participants, making the library a unique resource for students, researchers and for all those interested in deepening their knowledge. In order to access the full content, you need to register with Globeethics.net for free.
more information Some full text availableGoogle Scholar
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Access Google's index to research books, journals, and gray literature. 
more information Restricted Resource Some full text availableGun Regulation and Legislation in America
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This HeinOnline collection brings together more than 500 titles dealing with this difficult and important topic. Included are periodicals, key compiled federal legislative histories, relevant congressional hearings, CRS Reports, Supreme Court briefs, and more. An index of nearly 500 scholarly articles, an extensive bibliography, and a balanced selection of external resources to further research this subject are also provided. Research the National Firearms Act, the Miller and Heller decisions, and other key aspects of this subject.
more information Restricted Resource Some full text availableHermeneia Commentary Series
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ULS Library has online access to all fifty volumes in the Hermeneia series from Fortress Press. 
more information Hymnary
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A comprehensive index of hymns and hymnals. Searchable by text, tune, composer, hymnal, and number within hymnal. 
more information Some full text availableIn Her Own Right: The Annie E. Sanford Missionary Collection
Annie Evaline Sanford was born on February 4, 1873 in Springfield, Illinois and graduated from Carthage College in 1894. Annie Sanford completed five missionary terms in India from 1895-1902, 1904-1911, 1913-1920, 1922-1929, and 1931-1938. Primarily stationed at the Guntur Girls' School in Guntur, India, Miss Sanford assisted in hospital duties, taught Sunday school, and completed local missionary work during her service. During travel and work, Miss Sanford kept a journal that she would write for several months, then would send back to her family as a letter. For consistency purposes, this finding aid refers to the documents as letter journals to express their dual function in Miss Sanford’s life. In her letters, she chronicles her experiences spreading education and Christianity with communities in India. She also highlights local customs, the rigid Indian caste system, the weather, traveling throughout India, and current events in India and in the U.S. Each time Miss Sanford would travel between the U.S. and India, she would take a different route to tour parts of North Africa, Asia, and Europe, and this is reflected in her letters. Taken from the collections of United Lutheran Seminary Library & Archives. The “In Her Own Right” project has been made possible in part by a Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Foundations Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence.
more information Some full text availableIn Her Own Right: The Lutheran Deaconess Movement
Books and serial publications published by the various Lutheran Deaconess Communities in the United States, focused on those with Motherhouses in Philadelphia and Baltimore. Materials taken from the United Lutheran Seminary Library & Archives' and the Lutheran Archives Center at Philadelphia's collections. The “In Her Own Right” project has been made possible in part by a Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Foundations Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence.
more information Some full text availableIn Her Own Right: Women's Missionary Societies of the Lutheran Church
Books and manuscripts published or created by the various Lutheran Women's Missionary Societies of the General Synod, General Council, and United Synod of the South. Included here are both published materials from all three communities and manuscript minutes for the General Council's Women's Missionary Society. Taken from the collections at United Lutheran Seminary Library and Archives. The “In Her Own Right” project has been made possible in part by a Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Foundations Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence.
more information Index Theologicus
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IxTheo is a free, comprehensive bibliography of articles, books, and related resources for theology and religious studies. Created by the University of Tubingen Library, as well as its protestant & catholic faculty of theology.


more information Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audioInternet Archive Scholar
This fulltext search index includes over 25 million research articles and other scholarly documents preserved in the Internet Archive. The collection spans from digitized copies of eighteenth century journals through the latest Open Access conference proceedings and pre-prints crawled from the World Wide Web.
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more information Restricted Resource Some full text availableJSTOR
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A collection of full-text journals, with access, from Vol. 1, Issue 1.
more information Restricted Resource Some full text availableLuther's Works in English
The American Edition of Luther's Works, including volumes 1 - 55.
more information Restricted Resource Some full text availableLuthers Werke (German/Latin ed.)
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Search the full text of the WA, in German and Latin (the English edition can be found in the A-Z list under "Luther's Works in English"). Ask staff for off-campus access information.
more information Restricted Resource Some full text availableMissionary and Charity Periodicals, 1793-1902
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This collection includes periodicals that focus on missionary and charity work undertaken by various faith groups from 1793-1902. All Christian churches were engaged in forms of outreach to groups or individuals who were in need, and this outreach was often inseparable from sharing a religious message and mission. 

The Missionary and Charity Periodicals, 1793-1902 collection includes publications for both foreign and domestic missions and represent outreach to many different groups that include African-Americans, Native Americans, women, the poor, immigrants, and specific ethnic groups. Subjects include slavery, home missions, hospital work, and social problems. 


more information Restricted Resource New Testament Abstracts
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An index to abstracts on New Testament research. Access this as you would ATLA.
more information Restricted Resource OCLC FirstSearch
An older search interface for OCLC's WorldCat. Unlike WorldCat Discovery, FirstSearch does not group like items together, so results will include many duplicate items (which can be useful when comparing editions).
more information Restricted Resource Old Testament Abstracts
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A index of abstracts in Old Testament literature. Login as you would to ATLA.
more information Restricted Resource Some full text availableOmniFile Full Text Select
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OmniFile Full Text Select is a multi-disciplinary database providing indexing, abstracts, and full text for articles from over 2,500 journals and periodicals. 
more information Some full text availableOpen Dissertations
A collection of theses & dissertations from around the world, including links to institutional repositories for access to the full text.
more information Restricted Resource Some full text availableOxford Biblical Studies Online
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OBSO provides extensive information on the study of the Bible and biblical history. OBSO integrates authoritative scholarly texts, references works, and student study bibles, offering a wealth of Bible text and commentary.
more information Restricted Resource Some full text availableOxford Bibliographies in Biblical Studies
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OBO offers over 200 bibliographies on topics related to the study of the bible. 
more information Restricted Resource Some full text availableOxford Bibliographies in Jewish Studies
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OBO offers over 150 bibliographies on topics in Jewish Studies, including historic figures, Jewish culture (US and Europe), the Shoah, and modern Jewish politics.
more information Restricted Resource Some full text availableOxford Bibliographies in the Renaissance and Reformation
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Providing bibliographies on over 340 topics,Oxford Bibliographies in the Renaissance and Reformation cover a broad spectrum of topics in global history, with a special focus on Europe.
more information Restricted Resource Some full text availableOxford Handbooks Online
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Oxford Handbooks offer introductions to topics and a critical survey of the current state of scholarship in over 80 topical areas.
more information Restricted Resource Some full text availableOxford Research Encyclopedia in Religion
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The ORE offers long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars. Regularly updated, the ORE offers up-to-date information for any religion research looking for reliable information to understand an unfamiliar topic.
more information Restricted Resource Some full text availableOxford Scholarship Online
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Access nearly 2,000 recent scholary books published by Oxford University Press at this link or through the library catalog. All areas of religious research are included.
more information Restricted Resource Some full text availableOxford Very Short Introductions
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The ULS Library offers current students, faculty, and staff electronic access to 59 Very Short Introductions in religion, which offer concise introductions to important topics.
more information Some full text availablePew Research Center for Religion & Public Life
The Pew Center seeks to promote a deeper understanding of issues at the intersection of religion and public life in the US and globally. Through public opinion surveys, demographic studies and other social science research, they examine the religious composition of countries, the influence of religion on poitics, the extent of government and social restrictions on religion, and views on abortion, same-sex marriage, stem cell research, and many other topics. 
more information Some full text availablePrinceton Theological Commons
A collection of over 100,000 freely-available items, including books, journals, audio, and video, collated by Princeton Theological Seminary's Library
more information Some full text availableProceedings of the General Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in North America
Find here the published proceedings (minutes and accompanying material) of the conventions of the General Council. Funding to digitize this maerial was provided by a grant from the Archives of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
more information Some full text availableProceedings of the General Synod of the Lutheran Church in North America
Find here the published proceedings (minutes and accompanying material) of the conventions of the General Synod. Funding to digitize this maerial was provided by a grant from the Archives of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
more information Some full text availableProceedings of the United Synod of the South
Find here the published proceedings (minutes and accompanying material) of the conventions of the United Synod of the South. Funding to digitize this maerial was provided by a grant from the Archives of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
more information Restricted Resource Project Muse ebooks
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A collection of over 2,000 ebooks in the area of religion and philosophy. 
more information Some full text availableProQuest Open Dissertations & Theses
PQDT Open provides the full-text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge. It is not a comprehensive listing of dissertations and theses available from ProQuest.
more information Restricted Resource Some full text availableReligion and the Law
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Religion and the Law includes over 2,300 titles, including works on Religion & Freedom, Jewish Law, Canon Law, Religion & Politics, The Bible & Public Schools, and History of Church & State. 
more information Restricted Resource Some full text availableReligious Periodicals from the Southern US, 1801-1904
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This collection contains periodicals published in the South during the 19th century which focused on spiritual concerns, broadly defined. Here, researchers will find publications devoted primarily to religion from a number of denominations, including Baptists, Presbyterians, Methodists, Lutherans, and Unitarians.  

The publications in the Religious Periodicals from the Southern US, 1801-1904 collection are from significant southern metropolitan areas, including Richmond, Lynchburg, Lexington, the lower Mississippi, New Orleans, Baltimore, Atlanta, Charleston, Macon, St. Louis, and more.


more information Research in Ministry (RIM)
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Index to Doctor of Ministry projects.
more information Revised Common Lectionary
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Maintained by the Vanderbilt Divinty Library, the Revised Common Lectionary website provides resources on the RCL, including calendars, art for use in church bulletins, and prayers.
more information Some full text availableSBL Handbook of Style
The Student Supplement for the SBL Handbook of Style. This offers students resources on the basics of SBL Style as well as information on the many, many abbreviations that are used in Biblical studies. 
more information Restricted Resource Some full text availableSlavery in America and the World
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This HeinOnline collection brings together a number of primary source materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery. The legal cases go into the 20th century, because long after slavery was ended, there were still court cases based on issues emanating from slavery. Includes relevant, historic journal articles and book reviews.
more information Restricted Resource Some full text availableSunday School Periodicals, 1818-1885

From 1818-1885, the rapidly growing United States saw the emergence of many new church communities, and Sunday school was a central part of many youths’ experience of church. This collection features a broad cross-section of Sunday school literature that was read in churches and at home.

The Sunday School Periodicals, 1818-1885 collection also contains training and preparation materials for teachers. Subjects covered in these publications include Bible and catechism lessons, music, and poetry from a broad range of religious groups across every region of the expanding nation. In addition, the collection includes literature representing many church communities covering Baptist, Methodist, Episcopal, Presbyterian, United Brethren, Unitarian, Lutheran, Church of God, Mormon, and various Sunday school unions.


more information Restricted Resource Some full text availableTemperance in America, 1826-1877
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The temperance movement sought to curb the consumption of alcohol and eliminate the negative effects of alcohol abuse in the home, the community, and the nation. This collection presents a broad range of periodicals that promoted the temperance movement in 19th-century America.

The Temperance Periodicals in America, 1826-1877 collection explains how the temperance movement originated through religious and benevolent groups, how it quickly spread throughout the country, and the various kinds of temperance advocated, from calls for moderation to total abstinence. The Temperance Periodicals in America, 1826-1877 provides periodicals dating back to 1826 when the earliest title, National Philanthropist, started publication from famed abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison as its editor. Subsequent titles are expansive in their geographic range, the political interests represented, and the social groups involved.


more information Some full text availableThe ARDA
A free source of online information related to American and international religion. The archive seeks to democratize access to academic information on religion by making this information as widely accessible as possible. Features include maps, church  membership overviews, denominational heritage trees, historical timelines, tables, charges, and other summary reports.
more information Restricted Resource Some full text availableThe Christian Recorder, 1861-1902
The Christian Recorder is the oldest, continuously-published African American newspaper in the United States. It is the official newspaper of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Click for online access to its first fifty years.
more information The Text This Week
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A webpage geared to pastors, with resources for the study of the lectionary, worship planning, and other worship-related materials. 
more information Theological Journals Search
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A Google Custom Search geared towards theological journals. A helpful starting-point for those just beginning research. Some content is open access but most is not. Try searching the Library's Catalog or Journals A to Z if the article is behind a paywall.
more information Theological Research Exchange Network
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Index and purchasable full text of D.Min. projects and theses.
more information Restricted Resource Some full text availableTheology and Biblical Studies Periodicals, 1760-1877
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Biblical and theological study have always been central to people and communities of faith. Theology and Biblical Studies Periodicals, 1760-1877 provides a variety of titles that focus on biblical studies and theological reflection, in both lay and academic forms.

This collection represents a broad cross-section of religious groups and major theological traditions: Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Unitarians, Catholics, Calvinists, Wesleyans, Arminians, and more. Prominent titles include the Bible Society Record from the American Bible Society, The Religious IntelligencerThe Princeton Review, and The Christian Herald.


more information Some full text available Resource contains videoUnderstanding Plagiarism
Hear seminary faculty discuss plagiarism and how to avoid it. Requires a ULS login to view.
more information Resource contains videoUnited Lutheran Seminary YouTube Channel
ULS's own YouTube Channel
more information Restricted Resource Some full text availableWomen's Suffrage Collection (Accessible Archives)
The collection covers the period 1840-1920, including various women's rights movements during that era. In particular, abolitionist movements up to and during the Civil War, temperance, and women's suffrage movments thereafter.
more information Some full text availableWorldCat Books
Search the world's books, journals, and dissertations from one location!
more information Some full text availableWorldCat Discovery (All Content)
WorldCat Discovery (All Content) is the full database of all content WorldCat indexes, which includes articles, books, videos, and more.
more information Some full text availableWorldCat Dissertations
A sub-set of the massive WorldCat databse of library holdings focused on theses and dissertations held by libraries world wide.
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