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OSU Theses and Dissertations

OSU theses and dissertations are being digitized and are available in Scholars Archive. You can browse by title, author, subject or issue date.

To see all the print and electronic dissertations and theses completed in your college, go to the 1Search. Enter Theses OSU then the college or department. For example

osu theses and dissertations are generally available online

Most of our thesis/dissertations are available electronically.


Theses and Dissertations from other institutions

Theses and Dissertations that were completed at other institutions are generally not found in the OSU Libraries 1Search. You do have a couple of options for finding and getting theses and dissertations from other institutions.

  • Use an online subject database, such as ERIC or PsychInfo, to search for theses or dissertations on your topic. Look for the field or option to refine your search to just dissertations or theses (the wording may vary)
  • Use the Theses and Dissertations guide for additional suggestions on how to find them.
  • Google Scholar is a great place to search for Theses and Dissertations because many are now digitized. Just enter the title of the work into Google Scholar. Many times, you'll find it has been digitized and is freely available on the web.
  • Another option is to us PQDT Open. PQDT Open provides the full text of some open access dissertations and theses free of charge.
  • If none of these options work, place an Interlibrary Loan request and we will try and borrow it from another library. Please note that not all institutions will lend their theses or dissertations.