Browse print versions submitted by previous MSW candidates since 2004. You will need to visit the library and, following the call numbers you see in the catalog, locate them on the library's shelves in the main collection. Master's theses can be checked out for a 4 week period and renewed.
You can also place a hold on one of them using the "REQUEST" tool in the library catalog. This will reserve it for you until you can get to the library to check it out.
Current library hours are posted on the front of the library's web page.
Google Scholar and Riley Library unite!
When you are on campus, Google Scholar results automatically display a Full Text @ Riley Library link if the library has access to a particular article.
If you are off campus, use instructions in the link below to do a one-time setup of Google Scholar on your home computer or device.
Building on previous research or even repeating a research study can add to the professional body of knowledge and validate theory. Finding previous studies and dissertations are a critical step in doing a thorough literature review and can evan help you in focusing your research topic and questions. However, finding them can sometimes be a challenge.
In addition to the search tips for each search tool I would suggest you also limit your results by date range. Do not limit to full text unless the database indicates that it is provided. Even though a dissertation is not in full text, the library can locate and borrow a copy on your behalf.
After searching, if you identify a thesis which is not in full text and would like to borrow a copy, simply send us an interlibrary loan request by filling out this ILL form, and we will do our best to locate and borrow a copy of it from another library for you. Please allow 7-10 days for this service. Interlibrary loan is a free service to current NNU students, faculty, and staff.