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MUS 491 - Seminar in Research: Finding Dissertations

Research and Writing in Music

MUS 491

Class Guide: Resources for Research

Finding Dissertations

Finding dissertations:

  1. Check Prospector (linked below). If a dissertation was written for a Colorado university, it may be housed at a library that is indexed in Prospector. You can request items through Prospector's "Request" button.
  2. Try searching in the OhioLINK Electronic Theses & Dissertations Center (linked below). Request titles you would like to read through interlibrary loan.
  3. Try looking through MTO's Dissertation Index (linked below).
  4. Search online for mention of a dissertation and find out the university name. Check that university's library for the dissertation in their library catalog. If they have it, try requesting it through our interlibrary loan form.
  5. Try searching (linked below), a world-wide library catalog.
    1. Click on "Advanced Search" and limit the Content area to "Thesis/dissertations". Enter your keywords in the search box.
    2. When you click on the title of an item in the result list, you can enter our zip code and see if any libraries nearby have the item. If they do, put this in the notes field in the request form.
    3. If you find something you like, just request through interlibrary loan.

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