Milner Library maintains a collection of the wide-ranging dissertations and theses created by Illinois State University graduate students.
The content of these works varies significantly depending on the academic field of study covering everything from original research to creative works. The collection dates back to 1945 for Master’s theses and 1965 for Doctoral dissertations and is maintained by Milner Library with assistance from the Graduate School of Illinois State University.
Depending on the age of the dissertation or thesis, the process of retrieving the needed items varies. To locate items within the collection:
- Prior to 2013, Illinois State University student dissertations and theses are print only. Call number and location are found by searching the Milner Library catalog.
- For the later portion of the year 2013 itself, check both the Milner Library catalog and the ProQuest Database: Dissertations & Thesis as well as Dissertation & Theses @ ISU. An ISU login and password are required to download any items from the databases.
- For 2014 to current, check the databases Dissertations & Thesis as well as Dissertation & Theses @ ISU. An ISU login and password are required to download any items from the databases.
- Search ISUReD, the open-access repository, by subject, author, or category.