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CSUS Thesis Project or Dissertation

Explains how to find theses and dissertations written by Sacramento State graduate students and beyond.

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Office: Library 2504
Phone: 916-278-4350

Finding Theses and Dissertations with OneSearch

The CSUS Theses Collection is organized and shelved by author's last name. The best way to search for a thesis is in OneSearch by keyword, since graduate students have been adding keywords describing their theses since 1997. In 2009, theses began being submitted electronically; these can be found in Scholarworks in addition to OneSearch.

OneSearch Instructions:

  • Type your topic keywords in the search box.  In the example below, the asterisk at the end of homeless* finds all variations of the word.  Click Search.
  • Use the column on the right of your search results page to "Filter My Results"
    • Under "Resource Type" click on "Theses and Dissertations"

  • ‚ÄčYou may want to narrow your results to a particular department or to eliminate microfiche copies to see only the paper copies located on the 3rd floor.  Changing the dates to 2009 to current date will retrieve electronic copies of theses.
  • Scroll down to Library Location and click on 3 South to see only paper copies

You can also search by the name of the Chair of the thesis committee.  Scanning thesis topics under the name of a favorite professor might help you select an appropriate chair for your own Thesis Committee.