Dissertations are unpublished book-length manuscripts completed in order to earn a Ph.D. Master Degree theses are generally shorter, focused and well-documented research papers. Various subject-based databases index and abstract dissertations and some theses. These include:
Ph.D. dissertations fom the UC San Diego Department of Anthropology, 2009+ Open access to 24 page previews online. UCSD-only access to complete texts.