Dissertations & Theses
Recommended Starting Places
Current Doctoral Dissertations and selected Master's Theses from UNC students can be found and downloaded through Digital UNC, our digital institutional repository.
Dissertations & Theses @ University of Northern Colorado
DT@UNC is a local subset of the larger ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database containing the full text of dissertations, theses, and projects completed at UNC beginning in 1997.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: Full Text
The most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses, with 2.7 million searchable citations to dissertation and theses from around the world from 1861 to the present. Over 1.2 million full text dissertations are available for download in PDF format, and over 2.1 million titles are available for purchase as printed copies. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works.
OregonPDF in Health and Performance
Provides access to theses and dissertations in human movement studies. Free PDF versions of newer publications are available online; all are available on microfiche in Michener Library's 2nd floor Periodicals area. Check the online catalog, The Source, for microfiche call numbers.
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
Index to restricted and unrestricted electronic theses and dissertations; use the Scirus ETD search.
Finding UNC Dissertations and Theses in the Library
Copies of all UNC publications are in the Michener Stacks. Older dissertations are also available in microfiche or microfilm. Archival Services has copies of all dissertations, master's theses, and specialist in education papers. Honors papers are in Michener Stacks only.
The general call number for University of Northern Colorado publications is LB 1840. That general number includes doctoral dissertations, master's theses, honors papers, specialist in education papers, University publications, and the school yearbook, Cache la Poudre.
The call numbers are:
- LB 1840 .G744 [date] [author designation] – dissertations
- LB 1840 .G746 [date] [author designation] – undergraduate honors theses
- LB 1840 .G747 [date] [author designation] – master's theses
- LB 1840 .G748 [date] [author designation] – specialist in education papers
Call numbers for dissertations, theses, and other student research can be found through a search in the library catalog, The Source.
- To search for a known degree recipient, perform an Author search.
- To search for all dissertations from all departments for a known year, perform a Call Number search, typing in a call number like LB1840 G744 1990 (for dissertations from 1990, for example).
- To search for research supervised by a particular major research advisor, perform an Author search using the name of the faculty advisor. (NOTE: The results of this search will include papers supervised by the faculty advisor as well as any books that s/he may have written. To identify the dissertations, master's theses, honors, or specialist papers, select titles with the LB 1840 call numbers.)
- To search for dissertations or theses done within a specific department, school, or college, perform a Word search using "University of Northern Colorado" and the name of the department, school, or college. (NOTE: Departments, schools, and colleges have been reorganized and renamed over the years. Using keywords such as special education, reading, history, etc. and omitting words such as school, college, and department will yield the best results. In addition, our institution has had five names in the course of its history, and when the search string "University of Northern Colorado" is used, it applies only to work done since 1970. Previous institutional namesmust be used when searching for works from prior dates.)
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