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Programs Where to find PhD and Masters Thesis online?

  1. May 9, 2005 #1
    Any sites where I could read and download copies of these? I will be at this level soon, and I need some insight. One of the professors at my school (Cal Poly, SLO) has his available to read. This gave me a much better idea about what it really takes and how to go about it. I am especially interested in mechanical engineering thesis.
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  3. May 10, 2005 #2
    I know some universties have some posted on their web pages. Well atleast the one I'm in does.
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    Im very interestd in finding out too. Id like to see what i should be prepared to do in the future (always interesting to think of what you'll be able to do in teh future).
  5. May 10, 2005 #4
    check with your school's library/libraries. They may have a bunch stored,on microfiche or in searchable database. You should be able to get a copy of a few to peruse. At the university I went to, grad students have to submit one copy of their thesis to the library where it eventually ended up in the microfiche record (that was a few years ago, don't know where they end up stored now). I believe they were also submitted to the National Library of Canada, where they ended up in microfiche. Those you can search for http://www.collectionscanada.ca/thesescanada/s4-230-e.html [Broken]
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  6. May 10, 2005 #5
    Ask your advisor, either in the department archives or in your library, but every thesis is kept, and none is thrown away, so they must be somewhere.
  7. May 10, 2005 #6
    Our school only goes to the masters level. No PhD stuff available. So it seems that I would have to go to a particular institutions archives. Or do online archives exist?
  8. May 11, 2005 #7


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    More recent ones might be online, but I'm not sure. Older ones will be on microfiche or in hardcopies in a library somewhere. You might be able to get your hands on some via interlibrary loan. Ask your librarian for help. I'm not sure how you'd search for them, but there must be a way since they are in the library stacks.
  9. Jul 20, 2009 #8
    Check out http://www.scholarius.com It is a new venture where you will be able to upload your OWN thesis and download others PhD thesis. It is totally Open Source.
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    lol thanks for bringing up a 4 year old thread
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  12. Jul 28, 2010 #11
    there is this wonderful collection which i find very interesting.. they have good way of user interface as well.

  13. Jul 28, 2010 #12
    try, etd.ENTER_SCHOOLE_NAME.edu. for example etd.psu.edu

    I know at least a couple Universities that have thesis online.
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    lol thanks for bringing up a 5 year old thread
  16. May 7, 2012 #15
    I need a Master thesis on Gender and political discourse in Algeria
  17. May 7, 2012 #16

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    A library would be your best bet.
  18. May 8, 2012 #17
    lol thanks for bringing up a 7 year old thread
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