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Coastal Resources Management (CRM): Dissertations

A library guide for PhD students enrolled in the coastal resources management program

Theses & Dissertations done at ECU

More about ECU Dissertations and Theses

Proquest Dissertations and Theses Global (link in box above) is the best place to start if you are looking for dissertations written at any American institution, including ECU.  Keep in mind, though, that MASTERS level papers from ECU were not deposited into Proquest until very recently, so those must be searched using the library catalog

To locate a specific thesis or dissertation, you may search by author's name, title, or subject. It is also possible to browse the theses and dissertations written for each academic department or school.

To find the dissertations written for the CRM program you should type in East Carolina University. Coastal Resources Management Program, as an author keyword search or choose the Browse search option and use the Author field.

Finding Dissertations and Theses


Click the button above to be taken to a Guide on the Side tutorial that will teach you how to search the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. You can use the database to search what others have written for their paper or to help develop a topic.


The process and procedures for preparing your electronic dissertation are detailed on the ECU Graduate School's web pages at:

In addition to filing your dissertation electronically with Proquest you will have the opportunity to deposit your EDT into the East Carolina University's institutional respository, called the ScholarShip.

For more information about the ScholarShip see the Joyner Library Scholarly Communication page.

Theses & Dissertations done elsewhere

Theses and dissertations from other Institutions:

  • The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations Union Catalog is a free source for searching for theses and dissertations housed in institutional repositories worldwide. Records provide abstracts of the work, along with a link to the full text, usually in PDF format, if available to the public. Searchable by title, author, subject, keyword, or institution. The NDLTD is part of the EDT Digital Library,which provides links to additional sites that provide electronic theses and dissertations