The William Van O'Connor Library
Using the Computer Catalogue
Searching for Dissertaitons and Theses
Instructions & Tips
(1) Find the Dissertations & Theses EndNote catalogue located in the middle of the library computer desktop and double-click on the icon.
(2) In the window that opens up, the dissertations and theses are organized
alphabetically by the author's last name. Scroll down the list of
names to locate the desired dissertation or thesis.
Use the search function to look for a specific work or group of works by a variety of criteria:
(a) Type Control + F
(b) In the search window that opens up, select the field you wish to search or keep the default "Any Field."
(c) Enter the criterion you wish to search by. Meaningful searches can be made in any of the following fields:
Provide information in the format "Last Name, First Name/First Initial"
Thesis Type (i.e., Doctoral Dissertation or Master's Thesis)
Committee member name (under the field name "Notes") - This search option is available for most dissertations and
theses. Provide information in the format "Last Name, First Name/First Initial"
(d) In the window that opens up, select the desired volume(s).
(3) Go to the Dissertations & Theses Collection to locate the volume you want.
*The Dissertations & Theses Collection is located in the southeast corner of the library and is divided into Master's Thesis and Dissertation sections, each organized alphabetically by the author's last name. The theses come first; most creative writing theses can be distinguished from the analytical literature theses by color: creative writing works are normally bound in red while analytical works are sometimes bound in blue. The dissertations, which follow the theses, are also typically bound in blue.
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