ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1861 to the present day and offering full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997.
Locating Full Text of Masters' Theses and Doctoral Dissertations
If you are affliated with MSU (student, faculty, staff, or retiree) you will have access to a full range of resources and services to obtain full text of doctoral dissertations and master's theses. You may have a citation already, or you may want to see what is available on a topic using keywords to search. In either instance, use the tabs of this guide to find the document:
1) Go to the Electronic Access tab of this guide to conduct an electronic search of our resources.
2) Go to the Print Access tab of this guide to search our catalog for MSU theses and dissertations.
3) Still cannot find what you need? Go to the Interlibrary Loan tab to order it.
If you are a Community Borrower, you can use our computers to conduct an electronic search in ProQuest at any of our MSU Libraries branch locations or visit the MSU Main Library to locate print MSU dissertations and theses.
Theses and Dissertations
To fulfill the requirements for a master's or doctoral degree, scholars are often required to write a thesis or dissertation to describe the product of their research. Included within these publications are literature reviews and research methodologies which are appropriate for the problem being studied. Reviewing these types of resources, as well as journal articles, books, and conference reports can be helpful to scholars who are conducting a comprehensive literature review.