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How To Search For A Free Doctoral Dissertation Sample

If you are struggling to write your doctoral dissertation do not fret. You are not alone. In fact there is not a single person who was tasked with the dissertation who found it to be easy. If it were easy then everyone would do it. That being said one of the best ways to learn how to write a proper dissertation is to look over a sample dissertation. And thankfully there are many places where you can search for a free doctoral dissertation sample.


  • - You can find online samples free of charge from a variety of educational websites which will serve as viable research in your dissertation writing endeavor. Educational websites (those that end in “.edu”) are a great source for essay samples. These websites have tutorials on how to write certain essays and in each tutorial there may be a sample essay that you can download.

  • - Other students will post sample dissertations that you can use as well. You can review published essays online from students who have attended your university or another.

  • - You can search through dissertation help sites as well. Any writing site that offers dissertation writing services or assistance will have copies of previously written dissertations in order to show case their skills. You can review the samples that they post in order to get a better feel for how different dissertations are written.

  • - You can find essay samples free of charge via your school library database online. This online database is home to writing guides as well as published papers. If you cannot find a published paper in your field you can review the writing guides online or the department specific pages. These will all contain essay samples for your use.

Now that you know where to look you need to learn how to look. The virtual databases and school databases often use the same keyword algorithms that a generic website search does. That means you need to find keywords related to your field in order to search for dissertation samples in your field. You can of course search by name if you have the name of the author. You can use tricks such as adding the “+” symbol in order to search for “author’s name + keyword” or you can use plain “” around your text to search only for those words in that order.