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How to Find Books: Dissertations & Theses

Top Sites for Doctoral Projects

SEARCHING FOR MBTS DISSERTATIONS

 

ALL MBTS dissertations are available in digital format. Please e-mail circ@mbts.edu for assistance if you are unable to find what you need following the instructions below.

PROFESSIONAL DOCTORAL DEGREE PROJECTS (D.MIN, D.ED.MIN, D.COUN) and PH.D before 2021

TO SEARCH the collection of MBTS doctoral works, use the JOSHUA search box. Please follow these instructions:

  1. Enter "midwestern baptist" as a keyword search term, and select Search.
  2. Under the search box, change the type of search to Advanced Search.
  3. Keep midwestern baptist in one search box (Select a Field).
  4. Add Dissertations in another search box and change Select a Field (Optional) to SU Subject Terms. 
  5. To search for only the accessible digital dissertations in JOSHUA, either select e-books under Source Types in the Refine Results section OR replace Dissertations with Electronic Dissertations in the search box instead.
  6. To limit dissertations to those written in a specific language (English, Korean, Spanish, or Romanian) select Language under Refine Results.
  7. To limit to a specific degree, add  the abbreviation to an additional search box (d.min, d. min, d.ed, d. ed, d.coun, d. coun, ph.d, or ph. d). You will need to try both with and without the space after the period to find all of them.
  8. To limit by date, either change sort by Relevance to Date Newest or Date Oldest, or use Publication Date under Refine Results
  9. To limit searches to a specifc topic, use an additional search box (boxes may be added by selecting the "+").  TIP: to search for related words in a single search, use an asterisk. For example, pastor* will give you results with pastor, pastors, pastoral, pastoring, etc.

 

MBTS PH.D. and PROFESSIONAL DOCTORAL DEGREE PROJECTS  2021 and later

To find MBTS dissertations in Proquest Dissertations follow these instructions:

1. Go to the Proquest site and select the Proquest Dissertations database.

2. Select Advanced Search.

3. Search for midwestern baptist in University/institution--SCH

4. Abbreviation for degree and select in Degree may also be added.

5. Additional search terms may also be added.

 

 

 

 

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