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COMP 5300 - Research Methods and Graduate Seminar: Dissertations & Thesis

Bepress Digital Commons

Digital Commons @ ( activation 2020)


The Bepress Digital Commons at J B Coleman Library Prairie View A & M University will be going LIVE Jan 2020.The repository goal relates to collecting, preserving, and disseminating the intellectual and creative output of PVAMU faculty, staff, and students while supporting the ongoing mission of Prairie View A & M University as a land-grant university.   

Benefits of Institutional Repositories

  • Authors can deposit a version of their published work
  • Increased professional visibility; greater impact of scholarship
  • Works discoverable via commercial search engines
  • Access to download statistics
  • Access to social media citation metrics or Altmetrics
  • Long term preservation of works; authors not responsible for archival storage
  • Permanent links to works

Institutional Repository Contents

Contents of an Institutional Repository could include (to list a few):

  • Faculty scholarship
  • Peer reviewed Journals
  • Student works, journals, electronic theses and dissertations
  • Campus documents
  • Image galleries
  • Research datasets
  • Special Collections and University Archives

  • Open Education Resources (OER)

  • Conference and Events

  • Research Centre Collections


OPTIONAL: Students may also submit their approved thesis to ProQuest Inc. For more information regarding ProQuest copyright, open access, and ProQuest prior to making a decision visit: :

Dissertations and Theses



This page will help you to locate doctoral dissertations and master's theses from PVAMU and other universities around the world, including:

  • Searching for PVAMU dissertations and theses, and how to access them.
  • Searching for dissertations and theses held at other universities and how to access.
  • Locating free, open access dissertations and theses.


Dissertations and Theses @ PVAMU

John B. Coleman Library
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 519, MS 1040, Prairie View, Texas 77446
Physical Address: L.W. Minor St. / University Drive, Prairie View, Texas 77446
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