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Library Subject Guide for Mathematics

Searching for Theses and Dissertations

Master's theses and doctoral dissertations form a large -- and largely underutilized -- source of information available to students and researchers.  Even if you are not working on a master's degree or Ph.D., the bibliographies included in these kinds of documents can provide useful information for your own papers and projects.  They can also save you time and effort when doing research of your own.

For locally produced theses and dissertations search in VIRGO just as you would for a book.  You can search by the author's name or by keyword, limiting your search by Item Type to THESIS-DIS.  Ask a librarian for assistance, if you need help formulating your search.

For dissertations written at many other institutions use the following databases:

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