Theses and Dissertations



Finding Theses Written at CSU Stanislaus

Search the Library Catalog to find call numbers and locations of theses written by CSU Stanislaus students. For most theses, one copy is available to be checked out from the Main library stacks. See a Reference Librarian for access (for use in the Library only) to archival copies (location listed as "Special Collections").
Basic search: Select Theses/Dissertations (CSU Stanislaus) under the "Library Collection" pull-down menu.
Search by keyword for the most flexibility    - or -    search for the title or author (if known).
Advanced Search (includes more features):
In the Location: box, choose Theses/Dissertations
Committee members can be searched as an author.

To find theses from a department, in the Advanced Search search for the department's name  and the word  theses  [in a subject heading].


Finding Theses & Dissertations from Other Universities


Includes descriptions (abstracts) of over 1 million dissertations and theses written for humanities and social sciences degrees, as well as the full-text (in PDF) of most written since 1997.
OneSearch: CSU+
The "Books and Media - All CSU" option of the OneSearch system includes theses written at most campuses of the California State University system. Search for a topic and the word theses (e.g., japanese american history theses), or under "Advanced Search" search for theses as a subject.
Request items not available in the Library Catalog, Link+, or online.
Many databases list Dissertation Abstracts  as the source for a dissertation, but Dissertation Abstracts actually does not include the full-text of a dissertation. For these dissertations, the full-text of  many recent (1997 - present) titles listed in Dissertation Abstracts Part A (social sciences and the humanities) are available via ProQuest Dissertations.
If the full-text is not available in ProQuest Dissertations (including those listed in Dissertation Abstract Part B - science and engineering), the dissertation may be requested via Interlibrary Loan.