After searching, if you identify a thesis which is not in full text and would like to borrow a copy, simply send the title and author to email@example.com along with your contact information and we will do our best to process your request. Please allow 7-10 days for this service. There is no charge to you except the postage to return the materials when they come due.
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.