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COMP_LIT_398: Senior Seminar: Citations and Articles

Research Guide for Comparative Literary Studies senior seminar

Subject Headings in Databases

In the same way you can use subject headings to find more books on a specific topic, you can use subject headings within databases to find similar scholarly articles. Subject headings (also called controlled vocabulary) differ from database to database. 

Subject Guides

Databases of Journal Articles for Comparative Literature

Dissertations in the University Library

Currently, bound dissertations and theses through 2006 are located at the Oak Grove Library Center and must be requested at the Circulation Desk or using the requesting through the NUsearch. After 2006, all NU dissertations were required to be submitted electronically for degree completion.
The library also holds duplicate copies of many of these dissertations on microfilm for use in the Periodicals & Newspaper Reading Room. If the library has only a single copy of a dissertation, that copy may be designated as non-circulating. In addition, copies of certain dissertations may also be available in departmental libraries such as Mudd, Math, and Music.

Dissertations from Other Universities

The University Library owns only a few dissertations completed by students at other universities (an exception is the Africana Collection which purchases extensively within African studies). Those that are available can be found in NUcat. 

More and more universities are providing free online access to their dissertations and theses. If you know the university where the dissertation or thesis was completed, check their library catalog to see if a free digital copy is available. There are also some consortial efforts to provide open access dissertations and theses. Some examples include: