Finding OSU Theses and Dissertations

There are several ways to find theses and dissertations. Choose one of these routes:

1. Search for online OSU theses and dissertations in ScholarsArchive@OSU. Note: Collection is incomplete since not all older theses have been digitized.
ScholarsArchive Search Box

2. Search for all OSU theses and dissertations in 1Search.  This includes many older theses that may not be available online.

First enter your search, then choose At OSU Libraries only from the drop-down menu.

Screenshot of a search for a thesis in 1Search

Next, use the refining options on the left-hand side of the results page to narrow by Resource type. Usually you will need to choose More options. Then just include Dissertations.

Screenshot of choosing resource type to look for theses in 1Search

Screenshot of choosing dissertation to include dissertations in 1Search


Other Sources of Theses & Dissertations

Some subject databases index theses and dissertations. Check the database list to see if they are covered or ask your subject librarian for help selecting the best option.

A few other options:

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)
Recommends several search engines for access to dissertations and theses.

Foreign dissertations from CRL
The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) has cataloged over 800,000 dissertations from countries outside the US and Canada. (Note - OSU faculty and students can request materials from the CRL through Interlibrary Loan).

Searches open access theses and dissertations from the ProQuest database. It is a small subset of Dissertation Abstracts (includes full text).