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Finding Dissertations and Theses: Home

This guide will help you obtain the full text of a doctoral dissertation or master's thesis.

Electronic Access

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Open Access to United States-Published Theses and Dissertations

Open Access to Internationally Published Theses and Dissertations

Print Access

Finding MSU Theses and Dissertations in the Catalog

  1. Start at the catalog advanced search page.
  2. In the search boxes at the top of the page, change the "select a field" option to search for author, a subject or a title. Or, you can search by MSU department or college, such as "educational policy" or "chemical engineering."
  3. Under "Limit your results" select "Catalog only."
  4. Enter a date range under "Published Date" if desired. 
  5. Click "Search" to return your results.


Interlibrary Loan

If you are an MSU affiliate and cannot locate the full text of a thesis or dissertation either in electronic or print format, you may be able to order it for free from our interlibrary loan department.

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