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Department of Environment, Geology, and Natural Resources

Resources on environmental topics, geology, and natural resourses at Ball State University Libraries. You can access this guide directly by going to

Where can I find theses projects (many would include a literature review)?

For projects done at BSU, use Cardinal Scholar, found on the Databases page.  You can login and then choose which Ball State Theses and Dissertations from the communities in Cardinal Scholar.  When looking for projects, search using the department or advisor unless you know the name of the author.

For projects done at other universities, use the database called Dissertations and Theses and work with the staff in ILL to get the dissertation or thesis.

Google Books

Search for books and if you cannot get access to the chapters, use OneSearch to see if it's at BSU.  Be sure to limit the search by choosing Library Catalog and Book/eBook on the left side.  If you cannot find what you're looking for, use Interlibrary Loan and request the book from another library.

Examples from beyond BSU