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ASU Dissertations and Theses: Honors Theses

The ASU Library has 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.

Honors Theses: Introduction

Undergraduate students in the honors program must produce a thesis before graduation.   This is just one of several requirements the students must meet;  therefore, the existence of a thesis does not automatically mean a student did graduate with honors.  The Honors Theses collection starts with 1962 although Barrett, the Honors College, did not form until 1988.   The Libraries' collection of honors theses ends with 2005; Barrett continues to maintain their own collection of the theses.  Details are below.

Honors Theses: Fall 2012 to the Present

Starting with Fall 2012, Barrett is adding copies of the honors theses to the ASU Digital Repository under the Barrett, The Honors College Thesis/Creative Project Collection.  Although the bibliographic information is freely available, the College has requested that access to the full text be restricted.

  • ASU employees (faculty and staff) and currently enrolled students may access the full text by clicking on the "Sign In" link in the upper right corner of the repository screen; input your asurite id/password and once authorized, the pdf link(s) in the right-hand column for each thesis will now be active.

  • For non-ASU individuals or ASU alumni, please email the College at thesis@asu.edu or use their Contact Barrett  form to check on the availability of a specific thesis.   

  • These theses are not available for Interlibrary Loan. 

Honors Theses: 2006 to mid-2012

Barrett, the Honors College, maintains a print collection of ASU Honors Theses; their collection starts with 1970 and goes to the present.   Barrett's collection is the only place where the Spring 2006 through the Spring 2012 theses are available.  Please email the College at thesis@asu.edu or use their Contact Barrett  form to check on the availability of a specific thesis.  These theses are not available for Interlibrary Loan.   

To identify specific theses from this time period, Barrett maintains an Excel file of their theses; the file contains the year, title, author, thesis advisor and department/discipline.

Honors Theses: 1962-2005

The ASU Library maintains a print collection of the Honors Theses from 1962 to 2005; the collection is not complete and none of the theses are available in electronic format.   Use the ASU Library's Catalog  to identify the availability of a specific thesis.  

  • With very few exceptions, the collection contains only one, archival copy of each thesis.  The collection is housed in storage (High Density Collection); users must contact the Luhrs Reading Room (480-965-4932 or archives@asu.edu) in advance to set up a time to view a thesis; archival material may not be checked out or loaned to other libraries.
     
  • For the few titles that have a second copy, this copy may be checked out and may be loaned to other libraries.  Second copies from 1962 to 1998 are kept in the High Density Collection; from 1999 to 2005, the second copies are kept in Hayden stacks, call number LD179.145 [year] [cuttered by author]

Need More Help?

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 Library, contact



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