Library DIY (beta)

Finding theses and dissertations

Find Theses and Dissertations

Search the Library

If you are looking for theses and dissertations, search the PSU Library catalog. Use a keyword about your topic, along with the department. Secondary information like year, author, or title is also helpful. Use the filters on the left-hand side of the screen under "Resource Type" to narrow down to Dissertations & Theses

This image shows a search for: stem education and case study. The option to narrow the Resource Type to Dissertations & Theses is highlighted on the left. 

Library catalog search results with limit options

Search PDXScholar

PDXScholar, the Portland State University online repository, contains theses and dissertations written at PSU. Navigate to the Dissertations and Theses page from PDXScholar. From the Dissertations and Theses page, shown in this image, type in keywords to search for a topic, year, department, author, or title.

P D X Scholar Dissertations and Theses page. Search bar on left side.

Search PSU Library Databases

Search the databases listed below to find theses and dissertations. You can do a basic keyword search, or search for a specific title or author. Search these databases for theses and dissertations written outside of PSU.

If you find an abstract for a resource that is not available in full text, then request it through Interlibrary Loan & Article Delivery.


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