Research Help: Dissertations and Theses
Options for locating Washington University dissertations and theses:
- Search OpenScholarship.wustl.edu
- Search in Dissertations & Theses @
Washington University in St. Louis - More
Perform an Advanced search to locate material by Advisor, Author, Title, Department, etc.
This database displays full text (.pdf) of WU dissertations for on-campus users only,
- Records for WU dissertations and theses can be found in the Catalog
- The search strategies used in the Classic Catalog (below) do not work as well in the Catalog.
- One possible search strategy: type any combination of words from title, author and/or department in the search box without punctuation and enter; then using REFINE on the right side of the screen, find Washington University (Saint Louis, MO) in the Author/Creator column and click on it.
- Records for WU dissertations and theses can be found in the Classic Catalog
- Search by Author - Example: Olson,
- Search by Word - Example:
phenotype plasticity and manihot
theses and manihot
- Search by Department - You must perform Title
search beginning with the word "Theses"
Note: This approach can be useful, but specific dissertations may not
be where you expect. This indexing is based on what the author
put on the title page, so entries are not always consistent. For example, a dissertation done in the Program in Developmental Biology may be under "Theses. Developmental Biology" or may be under "Theses.Biology and Biomedical Sciences."
& Theses (ProQuest) - More
The complete range of academic subjects appearing in dissertations accepted at accredited institutions since 1861. Abstracts included from July 1980; abstracts for masters theses beginning Spring 1988. To request via ILLiad, log in to ILLiad, click on Request a Thesis, and fill out the form.
- Although Dissertations & Theses (Proquest) is the most comprehensive source, some schools do not use this Proquest source. Consider other search tools also.
- Additional online sources:
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