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Dissertations & Theses

Use this guide for help getting started on graduate level reserach.

Locating dissertations and theses

 To locate dissertations and theses:

 1.  Access the database called Dissertations and Theses from the University Libraries website. Scroll down and choose Databases, then "D".

 2. Read the abstract to determine whether the full document is needed.

 3. Interlibrary loan requests for non-BSU dissertations and theses may be made online at

Note: You may also purchase a dissertation or thesis at a discount by contacting Interlibrary Loan.

Library Links

Locating dissertations and theses by Ball State students

You can browse dissertations and theses done at BSU by using Cardinal Scholar. From within Cardinal Scholar, click on "Ball State Theses and Dissertations.

You can also search OneSearch to see what theses and dissertations are in our collection. Just type in your topic and then click on Content Type in the left column of the results list.  Look for dissertation/thesis to see what's available.