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Explains how to find theses and dissertations written by Sacramento State graduate students and beyond.
Last Updated: Oct 28, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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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 inScholarworks in addition to OneSearch.

OneSearch Instructions:

  • Click on Advanced Search in the box at the left of this screen
  • Type your topic keywords in the first box.  In the example below, the asterisk at the end of homeless* finds all variations of the word
  • Change "contains" to "is exact" and type "CSUS theses"


This is the left side of the search boxes


This is the right side of the search boxes:


You may want to narrow your results to a paticular department or to eliminate microfiche copies to see only the paper copies located on the Lower Level.  Changing the dates to 2009 to current date will retrieve electronic copies of theses.

  • Limit by Material Type "Books" in the pull-down boxes on the right
  • Limit your search by date if it is important to have only recent materials
  • Use the column on the right of your search results page to "Refine My Results"
  • Click on Theses from the academic department that interests you and you'll see only those completed since 1997 in that department
  • Scroll down to Library Location and click on LOWER LEVEL THESES 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.



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