Theses & Dissertations
Search the Library Catalog to find call numbers and locations of theses written by CSU Stanislaus students. For most theses, one copy is available to be checked out from the Main library stacks. See a Reference Librarian for access (for use in the Library only) to archival copies (location listed as "Special Collections").
Basic search: Select Theses/Dissertations (CSU Stanislaus) under the "Library Collection" pull-down menu.
Search by keyword for most flexibility, or (if known) the title or author.
Advanced Search (includes more features):
In the Location: box, choose Theses/Dissertations
Committee members can be searched as an author. (Committee chair is listed first.)
To find theses from a department, search the word "theses" and the department's name "in a subject heading"
For example: "social work theses" in a subject heading
Includes descriptions (abstracts) of over 1 million dissertations and theses written for humanities and social sciences degrees, as well as the full-text (in PDF) of most written since 1997.
Includes brief records of holdings of over 40 California libraries, including theses written at most campuses of the California State University system. Search for a topic and the word theses (e.g., japanese american history theses), or under "Advanced Search" search for theses as a subject.
The Library has many books that provide advice and guidance for thesis and dissertation students.
Additional titles can be found in the Library bookstacks under call number LB2369, or by searching the Library Catalog for subject headings such as "Dissertations, Academic."
How to write a master's thesis
LB2369 .B75 2009
Writing your thesis
LB2369 .O45 2004
The dissertation: from beginning to end
HV11 .L963 2010
Theses and dissertations : a guide to planning, research, and writing
LB2369 .T458 2000
Guide to writing empirical papers, theses, and dissertations
LB2369 .G27 2002
Sage, 2009: Library ebook available online
Practical Asssesment, Research & Evaluation, volume 14 issue 13 (2009).
Writing literature reviews: a guide for students of the social and behavioral sciences
Main Stacks H 61.8 .G34 2009
Preparing literature reviews : qualitative and quantitative approaches
Main Stacks Q180.55 .E9 P36x 2008
HV41 .C548 2000
Proposals that work: a guide for planning dissertations and grant proposals.
Main Stacks Q 180.55 .P7 L63 2000
Proposing empirical research: a guide to the fundamentals.
Main Stacks Q 180.55 .P7 P37 2002
Search the Library Catalog and include the words "research and methodology" (terms often found in subject headings for books on this topic). More books are available via Link+.
Analyzing qualitative data : systematic approaches H62 .B438 2010
Sage encyclopedia of social science research methods REF H62 .L456 2004
Sage handbook of quantitative methodology for the social sciences H62 .S275 2004
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Doing qualitative research : a comprehensive guide H62 .S472 2008
SAGE handbook of qualitative research H62 .H2455 2005
Case Study Research
Introduction and overviews of different resarch issues (sample size, rapid assessment instruments, cross-cultural research, etc.) relevant to many disciplines
Research Methodologies in Specific Disciplines
In the Library Catalog, search for the name of the discipline (e.g. psychology) and the words "research metholodogy" to locate books availble on in the Library stacks and online collections or via Link+.