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Answered By: Lisa Sotak
Last Updated: Mar 25, 2018     Views: 105

If you are looking specifically for Springfield College theses or dissertations, look in the online catalog. Type in one or more keywords, author, or title, and search. On the results screen, select Thesis/Dissertation under the Format limiter on the left (you may need to expand the Format box to see the Thesis/Dissertation option). Library Services owns copies of many dissertations and theses written by SC students.

For theses and dissertations by authors at other institutions, you should search in a database relevant to that topic (databases are listed on Library Services' Databases A-Z page). If you are interested in finding only theses and dissertations, look for a "Publication Type" search limit in the database you are using.

If you need to consult a thesis or dissertation that Library Services does not own, we can attempt to get a copy from another library via Interlibrary Loan. However, because a very limited number of copies of theses and dissertations typically exist, we are not always able to find a copy to borrow. We will let you know if we are unable to borrow a copy for you. Some theses and dissertations can be purchased in print or microfilm from a company called UMI.

Please Ask the Library if you have questions about locating a specific thesis or dissertation.

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