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Q. How can I find completed UA theses and dissertations in my subject area?

Answered By: Beth Juhl
Last Updated: Apr 05, 2017     Views: 75

Many theses, dissertations, and undergraduates honors theses are now being housed in the university's institutional repository, ScholarWorks@UARK. Check there first for materials from approximately 2012 to present, though there are some materials back to 2009 in ScholarWorks.

Otherwise, master's theses, doctoral dissertations, and some recent undergraduate honors theses can be found in the library catalog by author, by title, by subject, and by keyword

You can also search by department or faculty advisor in the keyword search; examples:

  • advisor gawley robert and synthesis
  • dept physics and lasers

You can also use our theses and dissertations search box to search by department or advisor.

Note that recently completed dissertations and theses go first to ProQuest.  Search ProQuest Dissertations and Theses for recent theses and dissertations. 

The following broadly describes library holdings for UA theses and dissertations:

Category Print holdings  Online Holdings Notes

Dissertations   

1953-2006 in MAIN

1950s-2012 in Special Collections

1989- present are full-text on ProQuest; some selected earlier dissertations on Arkansas topics also available

Many recent dissertations are publicly available on ScholarWorks@UARK

1950s- present are indexed in ProQuest

Recent dissertations are listed in ProQuest before they are input into the library catalog

MAIN copies can usually be checked out.

Master's theses

1910s-2006 in MAIN

1910s-2012 in Special Collections

2006-present are full-text on ProQuest; some selected earlier theses on Arkansas topics also available

Many recent theses are now available on ScholarWorks@UARK

Theses were not systematically indexed in ProQuest prior to 2006. 

Recent theses are listed in ProQuest before they are input into the library catalog

MAIN copies can usually be checked out.

Undergraduate Honors Theses 

Selected titles in Special Collections   2011-present on ScholarWorks@UARK    

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