Once you've accessed the Dissertations and Theses Global database by following the directions noted above, you can search for dissertations and/or theses on a particular topic by entering a properly formatted search statement into a search box.
You can search for dissertations or theses by a particular author by entering the author's last name into a search box and using the drop-down menu next to the search box to select Author - AU.
You can search for dissertations or theses by title by entering at least the first few major words of the document's title into a search box, putting quotation marks around the title so that the words in the title will be searched for as a phrase. (For example, to find the dissertation entitled The Design, Development, and Evaluation of Measures to Survey Worldview in Organizations, you could search for "design, development, and evaluation of measures.") Next, use the drop-down menu next to the search box to select Document title - TI.
Once you've accessed the Dissertations and Theses Global database by following the directions noted above, you can find UMGC/UMUC students' dissertations by entering "university of maryland global campus" OR "university of maryland university college" into a search box and using the drop-down menu next to the search box to select University/institution - SCH. (Note that the university was known as University of Maryland University College prior to July 1, 2019, so most previous doctoral students' dissertations can be found by using that name.)
You will then see a list of UMGC/UMUC doctoral students' dissertations that are available in the Dissertations and Theses Global database, along with PDF links. Note that it takes a while for submitted dissertations to be included in the database, so you may not be able to find recent graduates' dissertations.
You can also find some UMGC/UMUC doctoral students' dissertations in UMGC's Digital Repository.
Open-access dissertations by UMGC/UMUC doctoral students can be found in PQDT Open.
If you have any questions about this information, please use the UMGC Library's Ask a Librarian service to receive assistance.