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Use the"FindIt @ WSU" when searching databases to link to the full text of an article:
If you see the above icon next to an article you are searching for, click on it to see if there is an electronic version of the journal or magazine available in another database. You will be taken to Search It and shown the options for obtaining the article whether it be here at WSU or through ILL (Interlibrary Loan).
Using Search It to find Dissertations and Theses
First, go to advance search:
In the first search box type "thesis" both dissertations and theses will be searched.
If you want to limit to WSU, type "Washington State University"
Next to get dissertations and thesis by department type the different versions of the department or college name. For Civil Engineering it would be "Department of civil engineering" OR "Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering".
You can also search for theses and dissertations by keyword just remember to include theses in its own search box.
Finally, limit on the left-handed side to books only.