NOTE: If you live in the Metro Milwaukee area, you are welcome to pick up SWITCH materials and use, checkout, and return physical items at other SWITCH Libraries. SWITCH library locations span the west, south, and north-east parts of the Milwaukee area.
Another option is public university libraries near your home.
Looking for other dissertations? References from recently published dissertations can provide the latest research and research methods. Authors are more and more sharing their dissertations online or are available through university online repositories.
However, remember that dissertation quality can vary significantly.
Open Access Search Tools
PQDT Open ProQuest Open Access Search for Theses and Dissertations
OATD Open Access Search for Theses and Dissertations
Trying to determine if an article is published in a peer-reviewed journal?
Click on the journal title in the database record to open the journal’s page (you may have to click a more or show all link to see peer-reviewed status):
2. Check the journal’s website for a description of the editing process
Writing & Citing
The library does not help with grammar, mechanics, or citations, however we can provide advice on choosing the correct source type for your citations and give advice on how to best use your sources or identify gaps in your argument or research.