If you want a complete picture of the published information available on your favorite subjects, you must remember also the numerous thesis and dissertations that are published each year. These often include extensive, highly specific, and usually trustworthy information on certain subjects, however – until they are later published as monographs – thesis and dissertations are usually not accessible via most library catalogues or booksellers and therefore often overlooked. So much for a quick instruction in information literacy…

I recently ran a quick search on the most recent dissertations on Buddhism and related topics in the ProQuest Dissertations database and found some interessting and original works I want to share with you below. The bibliographic information comes together with the link to the respective abstract, fulltexts however are unfortunately available only through UMI Dissertations Publishing. Read the rest of this entry »