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Political Science 503

Keeping Up with the Literature

Doing the Literature Review

If the WSU copy is checked out, you can order a copy via Summit (6 week check-out, no renewal)

Dissertations

Finding WSU Dissertations and Theses (not all theses are available at the WSU Libraries; some may be electronic and some may not. If you are reading this in a class with me, ask me a question about electronic dissertations and theses (often referred to as EADs)...)

1. use the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses @ WSU database (you can limit by department). CJ people, you may also want to search political science as the CJ department was a PS program for many years; Political science people should search for ("political science" OR " School of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs"). 

2.  For older dissertations, or for theses, use Search It (narrow your scope to WSU Pullman) - try this search: "washington state university" "department name" then either "ph d" or MA.  - see notes above regarding department names. You may also want to try: "department name" "ph d" thesis (thsi term is used for both theses and dissertations). Note: Masters theses are not required to be submitted to the WSU Libraries or to ProQuest, so may not be available. Note that many will be online at the WSU institutional repository, Research Exchange.

3. Find print copies (the third floor of Holland Library): CrimJ will be at  call number WSU P6 YEAR (i.e. WSU P6 1985), PolS at call number WSU A5 YEAR, and Sociology at WSU S5 YEAR.

Non WSU Dissertations

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