The details provided in theses and dissertations are often helpful towards new research projects. Referencing those works is connected with more work than needed. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses does not distinguish M.S. theses and Dissertations properly. BibTeX exported references for M.S. theses from ProQuest are incorrect and need to be corrected using this code.
Finding M.S. Theses
Use adv("LASTNAME,FIRSTNAME") to search for an advisor. You could also use ab() to search the abstracts, but that could give large datasets. The institution is searched with SCH("Long Beach"). Other searches include cc(0611: Condensed matter physics), cc(0605: Physics), cc(0600: Solid State Physics), and for nulcear physics cc(798)
- (cc(0605: Physics) or cc(0611) or cc(0798) or cc(0600)) and SCH("Long Beach")
After the theses are found, select the
Cite, then choose BibTeX as the style and output as text only. Either paste and copy or download to a text file.
ProQuest incorrectly categorizes mastertheses as phdtheses, so the references do not show up properly. The reformatting follows the (BibTeX examples)[https://www.verbosus.com/bibtex-style-examples.html].
ProQuest does not export the school / university either, so it needs to be added separately.
Follow these steps:
myConfig.Rwith the path information
- Save the source data as explained above in a text file with the extension
.txtand the text
ProQuestsomewhere in the filename.
msThesis-master.Rto pick-up latest source data file and convert to bib file with the same name.