Theses and Dissertations are terms used to describe major research projects conducted by senior university students, usually those at the graduate level, as a degree requirement. To identify theses or dissertations which have been completed at other universities, start with one of these databases (see below for obtaining theses and dissertations not available online or in Primo):
||Theses Canada index 1965 to present, full text available for recent works from many institutions.
Identify Theses and Dissertations at Laurier
The Library keeps two copies of all theses and dissertations completed at Laurier (UG and UW have a similar policy). Most works completed after 1982 are available in digital format through Scholars Commons @ Laurier. Many of these works are also available through Dissertations and Theses (ProQuest). To focus specifically on works by Laurier students, search for "Laurier" and choose "school code" in the drop-down.
Identify Theses and Dissertations on a Topic: Other Useful Indexes
||PsycINFO 1887 to present. Search using phrase pt=dissertation.
Obtaining Theses and Dissertations not Available Online or at the Laurier Library
Doctoral/masters theses can be borrowed through Interlibrary Loans if a circulating copy is available.
If the title you want is not available on loan, you may be able purchase a copy directly from University Microfilms International (UMI). If the title is not available from UMI, contact Interlibrary Loans for more information.
How to order print copies from UMI.