Answered By: Kim Read Last Updated: May 06, 2017 Views: 42
The best place to find dissertations is in our Dissertations and Theses database: http://libguides.cu-portland.edu/dissertations
A search in this database for "college readiness" yielded 534 results. To look for more specific dissertations, you will want to add in other keywords. Here's just one example of how to do this: https://www.screencast.com/t/gXO1sPjMb. This search yielded 131 results.
To create alerts or save your searches, you'll need to set up a separate account with the database itself. Here's where you can find the tool to create alerts in this database: https://www.screencast.com/t/7foaypzzw
For other articles on this topic in addition to dissertations, I would suggest searching ERIC and Search@CULibraries. The alert system for ERIC is the same as for the dissertations database.
Search@CULibraries also allows you to set up alerts and save searches. These features are found at the eShelf link in the top right corner next to your name. For detailed instructions on how to save searches and set up alerts in Search@CULibraries, see these instructions.