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Biological Sciences: Literature & News Sources

Literature Databases

Popular Science News Resources

Theses and Dissertations

Theses and dissertations from CMU and other institutions can commonly be accessed from our library catalog. Simply search for the title, author, or key word in the "Everything" search box. You can filter by Resource Type on the left panel to only include "Dissertations" in the search results. The entry in the catalog of your thesis or dissertation of interest will include a link to full-text content on ProQuest. You can also download PDFs. If the dissertation you are interested in is not available through our catalog, please contact us at

Tip: Getting Free Newspaper Articles

Some newspapers, like the New York Times, charge for their content or only allow readers to access a limited number of articles for free per month.

You can access New York Times articles and other newspaper content for free through the ProQuest database on our library website. 

For example, I've found a news article on marmot behavior on the New York Times website that I want to read but when I click on the title, it tells me that I need to pay for a subscription.



I can access the most popular newspapers via ProQuest by clicking on the Journals and Newspapers links on the library homepage




I can then search for the article of interest in ProQuest. 



ProQuest will allow me to read the article as full-text or download a copy for free as a PDF.