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ASU Dissertations and Theses: How to Use This Guide

The ASU Libraries have a copy for most of the disserations and theses written by ASU graduate and honors students. This guide explains how to determine what is available and how to get a copy.

Introduction

The ASU Libraries hold at least one copy or version for most of the dissertations and theses written by ASU graduates.   The term "dissertation" refers to the document produced at the doctoral level, while "thesis" refers to documents produced at the Masters and Undergraduate Honors levels.  Some Masters programs do not produce a thesis; documents from non-thesis programs such as applied, capstone, or research projects, are not collected by the ASU Libraries but might be in the ASU Digital Repository*.   The availability or format (print/online) of a dissertation/thesis will vary according to the level (doctoral, masters, honors) and the year it was produced.  


*As of May 12, 2015, the following Digital Repository collections may contain items from non-thesis programs:  

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  • View the policies and procedures for submitting your dissertation/thesis at the Graduate College's site for "Completing Your Degree; in particular, look under Graduation Procedures, Step 5: Submit Dissertation/Thesis to UMI/ProQuest
  • ​Information about the electronic dissertations and theses in the ASU Digital Repository, including embargoes and copyright information, see ASU Digital Repository: Electronic Theses and Dissertations
  • To determine if your dissertation/thesis is available in the ASU Digital Repository, in the Proquest Dissertation/Thesis database, or available in print in the ASU Libraries, contact Ask a Librarian

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View the policies and procedures for submitting your dissertation/thesis at the Graduate College's site for"Completing Your Degree; in particular, look under Graduation Procedures, Step 5: Submit Dissertation/Thesis to UMI/ProQuest

​Information about the electronic dissertations and theses in the ASU Digital Repository, including open access issues, embargoes and copyright is available at ASU Digital Repository: Electronic Theses and Dissertations
 

To determine if a specific ASU dissertation or thesis is available in the ASU Digital Repository, the Proquest Dissertation/Thesis database, or available in print in the ASU Libraries, contact



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