How to Find Dissertations and Theses
Find a Dissertation/Thesis Written by an Ohio State Student
You can search the OSU Catalog for dissertations by:
Using the catalog's Advanced search and using the Material Type limit to OSU THESIS
Author (Last Name, First Name)
Example: Yost, Jeffrey
Example: Dance in another dimension
Click on the department, division, college, or school name below to see a list of that department's dissertations since 1986 available from OSU Libraries. Note: multiple listings may be present due to organizational name changes. The list of titles from the library catalog will open in a new tab/window.
If you would like to request an OSU dissertation or thesis that is available only in print to be digitized, please see details on making a dissertation/thesis scanning request.
Search Proquest Dissertations & Theses for OSU dissertations. Most dissertations after 1954 are available full text.
Search The Knowledge Bank for undergraduate research or honors theses.
Find a Dissertation Written by Students at Ohio Colleges/Universities
Many colleges and universities in Ohio are placing recent dissertations and some theses in the OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center, which contains PDFs. Most items are post-2002 items, but there is a selection of pre-2002 items. At the OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center site, you can
- Search the full text of dissertation and theses,
- Browse by school and department, or
- Browse by author.
If you do not find what you are looking for, you can search the OhioLINK catalog Advanced Search for print and select electronic dissertations and theses at Ohio colleges and universities. - use the Other Material Types limit of THESIS/DISS.
Search for Dissertations Worldwide
Search Proquest Dissertations & Theses for dissertations from colleges and schools in the U.S. and Canada and select schools in other countries. Full-text is available for dissertaions after 1997 (and some even earlier). If you are looking for items from a specific institution, choose School name/code from the drop down menu next to a search box. A "Browse schools" link will appear next to the search box to assist you with school names. You may also search departments, subjects, author, abstract, title, and more. Most dissertations after 1954 for OSU students are now available full text.
Other Websites with Dissertations & Theses include:
See our Research Databases: Dissertation and Theses page for more search tools.
Request a Dissertation or Thesis Through Interlibrary Services
OSU students, faculty and staff may request copies of dissertations & theses which are not available either electronically or in print from the OSU Libraries, OhioLINK, or the any of the sites listed on the OSU Libraries Research Databases: Dissertations and Theses page from Interlibrary Services. Please provide as much information as you can about the dissertation or thesis you desire when making your request.
Non-English Dissertations are often difficult for the OSU Libraries to obtain. Additional options for obtaining a copy of particular Dissertation or Thesis include purchasing a copy directly from:
Non-OSU users and OSU Theses & Dissertations
Theses and dissertations not found in the OhioLINK ETD Center can be scanned and delivered as a free PDF. Any individual may email firstname.lastname@example.org directly to make a digitization request. Please include the following information: Author, Title, & Call Number (see our catalog). After scanning the material, we will email you a link to the PDF on our local server. PDFs will be stored on the server for 15 days.
Still need help? Please contact Danny Dotson for assistance.
Dissertations from the Department of Zoology.
There are two categories of dissertations in OpenSIUC: Campus Only Dissertations, and Open Access Dissertations. Open Access Dissertations may be downloaded by anyone. Campus Only Dissertations are only available for download to the SIUC community. Others should contact the interlibrary loan department of their local library or contact ProQuest's Dissertation Express service.
Dissertations from 2014
FORAGING BEHAVIOR OF DUCKS DURING SPRING MIGRATION IN THE WABASH RIVER REGION, ILLINOIS, Adam Christopher Behney
FISH MEAL AS A POTENTIAL END USE OF INVASIVE ASIAN CARP FROM THE ILLINOIS RIVER, John Cory Bowzer
SEED DISPERSAL ROLE AND NUTRITIONAL STUDIES OF TWO SERRASALMID FRUGIVORE AMAZON FISH, BLACK PACU AND RED PACU, Fred William Chu Koo
COMMUNITY-BASED NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: GROUP CAPACITY, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND ASSESSING SUCCESS, Natalie Jones Mountjoy
FATE, TRANSPORT, AND MIXTURE TOXICITY OF TRANSGENIC BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS CORN (ZEA MAYS) AND ASSOCIATED INSECTICIDES, Sara Ann Mueting
FACTORS DETERMINING HABITAT SELECTION BY SPRING MIGRATING WATERFOWL ALONG THE WABASH RIVER, ILLINOIS, Ryan O'Shaughnessy
Host-Pathogen Ecology: Effects of Species Ecology and Environmental Factors on the Intensity and Distribution of Disease Among Illinois Amphibians, Brooke Lee Talley
Ecology of the marsh rice rat (Oryzomys palustris) in southern Illinois: wetland dynamics, metapopulations, and trophic position, Jorista van der Merwe
Dissertations from 2010
ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF WHITE-TAILED DEER IN AN AGRICULTURAL LANDSCAPE: ANALYSES OF HUNTER EFFICIENCY, SURVEY METHODS, AND ECOLOGY, Charles Wayne Anderson
BREEDING PRODUCTIVITY, NEST DISTRIBUTION, AND POPULATION ECOLOGY OF WOOD DUCKS IN FLOODPLAIN AND UPLAND FORESTS OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, Robert Gray Anderson
Habitat Niche Modeling in the Texas Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum): Applications to Planned Translocation, Victor Bogosian III
Aggregation, dispersal and edge behavior of the bark beetle predator Thanasimus dubius (Coleoptera: Cleridae); potential use in biological control, Arnaud Costa
Individual-based modeling of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) movements and epizootiology, Lene Jung Kjaer
IMPROVING LARVAL SUNSHINE BASS PRODUCTION THROUGH SUPPLEMENTATION OF FEMALE WHITE BASS BROODSTOCK DIETS WITH LONG-CHAIN POLYUNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS, Heidi A. Lewis
Biotic and abiotic influences on aggressive interactions within larval Ambystoma assemblages, Cy Larue Mott
Response of avian, arthropod, and vegetation communities to mid-contract management in Conservation Reserve Program tall fescue monocultures, Douglas C. Osborne
Dissertations from 2009
Eastern Redcedar Encroachment In Southern Great Plains Grasslands: Wildlife Consequences And Management Implications, Aaron Larrs Alford
Population genetics and phylogeography of bobcats (Lynx rufus) using microsatellites and mitochondrial DNA, Emily Katherine Croteau
Toxic effects of dietary methylmercury on immune system structure, function, and development in the American kestrel (Falco sparverius), Dawn Fallacara
Distributional Modeling Of Rare Fishes And Mussels: From Ecological Theory To Biodiversity Conservation, Rob Hopkins
Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Central California, Gretchen Elizabeth Padgett-Flohr
Determining The Occurrence, Fate, And Effects Of Pesticide Mixtures Using The Aquatic Amphipod Hyalella Azteca, Andrew John Trimble