This is an archived version of the Handbook. For the current version, please go to or search for this chapter here.  Dissertations and theses databases

Dissertations and theses are not normally indexed in general bibliographic databases such as MEDLINE or EMBASE but there are exceptions, such as CINAHL, which indexes nursing dissertations. To identify relevant studies published in dissertations or theses it is advisable to search specific dissertation sources: see Box 6.2.c.