This guide provides information on locating articles, books, doctoral dissertations, and master's theses.
- How do I find articles available through Holy Spirit Library? Scholarly, popular, and newspaper articles are available through the library's databases. Select the databases link from the library's homepage (www.cabrini.edu/library) to locate articles.
- How do I find books and ebooks? Cavalog--the library's catalog provides access to print book records and ebooks. Select the Cavalog link from the library's homepage (www.cabrini.edu/library).
- What is a dissertation? A dissertation is a book length treatise prepared as a requirement for a doctoral degree (PhD, DBA, EdD, OD). It explains the purpose, the methods, and the findings of the research project with supporting literature review and bibliography.
- What is a thesis? A thesis is a book length treatise prepared as a requirement for a master's degree (MSL, MEd, MA).
- Why use a dissertation? Dissertations can be useful for locating recent research that may not yet be published. Revised dissertations are often published as books (monographs) or as articles in scholarly journals.
- What is ETD? ETD is the abbreviation for Electronic Thesis Dissertation. An ETD is a digital version of a thesis or dissertation. An ETD is formatted just like a traditional thesis or dissertation (with pagination, tables, figures, references, etc.), but is saved as a PDF file and submitted electronically to the university.
- How do I prepare my ETD? To review the submission process for your own electronic dissertation see the library guide: http://cabrini.libguides.com/electronicdissertations