to see if its one of the more than 2 million titles available in full text from ProQuest; those citations will include a ProQuest publication number. Because these book projects take much longer to complete (often will take a whole 4-5 years more many PhDs working on books request a "dissertation embargo" with their school library so that their dissertations will not be made public immediately. You can do the searching, or well do it for you. Costs exclude shipping handling fees, which are based on shipping speed, weight and distance shipped. Authors are always entitled to copies of their own dissertations and theses at special pricing for paper or microform copies. Yes *Orders are printed on demand and take approximately 2 weeks to produce prior to shipping.
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(and in my field, unlike what some of the previous posters said, a dissertation is NOT considered "published it is considered an "unpublished dissertation manuscript" and should be cited as such.). In my field in the social sciences, scholars are divided into "article people" and "book people depending on the nature of their projects (and of course, many people work on both, but there are differences in preferences and focus). The issue that the "book people" have, is that it generally takes longer to actually turn the dissertation into published book through a contract with a proper academic or university press.