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Information concerning how to find Indiana State University theses and dissertations and how to obtain full-text.

ISU items and Distance Learners

Checkout periods of ISU material:  Undergraduate students may check out most items for 21 days. Graduate students may check out most items for 120 days. Items eligible for renewal may be renewed a maximum of three times. Renewals may be requested online in ILLiad. Distance learners are responsible for any return postage and insurance for books and other loans. 

Theses & Dissertations in Print

You may search the Fusion Plus catalog to find some theses and dissertations of Indiana State University. At the present, most of these records represent print theses and dissertations. 

Distance learners may request that print ISU theses and dissertations may be delivered via Interlibrary Loan (ILL). ILL preferentially sends items electronically, if an electronic version is available. ILL keeps an archive of scanned ISU theses and dissertations; therefore, an electronic version may be available even if the Fusion Catalog only shows a print version. An e-mail linking to an electronic document may arrive in only 1-2 days. A mailed print document takes a few days to arrive.

ISU Theses & Dissertations in Digital Dissertations

ISU theses are available from the database Digital Dissertations.

Digital Dissertations (formerly Dissertation Abstracts) 
Login with your ISU username and password to access ISU dissertations in full-text. This database is gradually adding theses as time passes.

  1. Go to Digital Dissertations.
    • Off campus students login with your ISU username and password.
  2. Click Dissertations & Theses.
  3. At the top of the screen, click Advanced > Advanced Search.
  4. Limit to ISU these and dissertations only.
    1. Next to University/institution, click Look up Universities/institutions.
    2. Search for Indiana State University and check the box next to it.
    3. Click Add to Search.
  5. Enter additional search terms in the text boxes. For example, search for dissertations from a specific department.
  6. Click Search.

ISU theses and dissertations are available in PDF format.

ISU Theses & Dissertations in Sycamore Scholars

ISU theses are available from the digital repository Sycamore Scholars. All ISU theses and dissertations created after January 2010 will be digitized and placed within Sycamore Scholars. The ISU Library is also scanning older theses and dissertations and gradually adding them to the repository. If you need help, you may direct questions to the Scholarly Communications & Metadata Librarian.

  1. Go to Sycamore Scholars
  2. Click Communities & Collections
  3. You may browse or search.

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