Dissertations & Theses

Dissertations and theses are invaluable resources.  They contain quality content and extensive bibliographies that will help you get started on your literature review. If you are preparing to write your own thesis or dissertation, you can check to see if anyone else has already researched your topic.


You can start your search on the library homepage.

  1. Search by keywords, author name, or the title in OneSearch
  2. In the left sidebar, select the Source Type “Dissertations/Theses.”  If missing, click the “show more” link in the source types section to see all options.
  3. Click “View Dissertation.”

Doctoral students should also search ProQuest’s Dissertations & Theses Global database as not all ProQuest dissertations are available in OneSearch.


Select the Dissertations/Theses limiter in sidebar to limit search results. Click the "show more" limiter if it is not visible.

Limit to UI&U Dissertations & Theses

UI&U student theses and dissertations are available in OneSearch.  You can find UI&U Bachelor’s and Master’s theses, as well as PhD dissertations with a single search.

Image of UI&U Theses and Dissertations Limiter in OneSearch

Just follow the steps below:

1. Enter your keywords, student author name, or the title of the work into the OneSearch box.
2. On the results page, look for the UI&U Theses and Dissertations limiter on the left sidebar. It is located beneath Source Types.
3. Click on the “UI&U Theses and Dissertations” header to view your options and then select your limiter: Dissertations, Bachelor of Arts Theses, or Master of Arts Theses.

M.A. Theses are organized by subject area: Creativity Studies, Health & Wellness, History & Culture, Human Lactation Studies, Literature & Writing, and Leadership, Public Policy & Social Issues.