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Finding Special Format Items: Theses/Dissertations

Finding Theses & Dissertations

Dissertations and Masters Theses by Hotel, ILR, and Johnson students are housed in Catherwood Library. You can use the Cornell Library Thesis tool to help narrow your search by school or topic. If you prefer, you can search the Library Catalog and narrow your search by format, selecting thesis.

For a complete listing of advanced degrees awarded, see the following:

ILR School Theses and Dissertations (1946-2007)

Cornell Graduate School's Advanced Degrees Conferred (2008-2010)

Cornell Graduate School's Advanced Degrees Conferred (2011-present)

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Location of Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Important: Location of physical copies of student works varies by school.

Johnson: Located against the rear wall of the Catherwood reference area

Hotel: Located in the stacks on the 3rd floor of Catherwood

ILR: Dissertations and theses written prior to 2013 are located in the 3rd floor stacks in Catherwood. Dissertations from 2013 to the present are located against the rear wall of the Catherwood reference area

Electronic access may also be available for some dissertations and theses via the following resources:

ProQuest Dissertation and Theses houses over 30,000 items written by Cornell students. To limit your search, click on the advanced search button, type Cornell into one of the fields, and select "university/institution" from the drop down menu.

Some Cornell students have chosen to make their research available via eCommons@Cornell. In the 'open' collection you can freely access the documents, while entries in the 'closed' collection require author permission to view (submit a request using the contact form and it will be forwarded to the author).

Some Hotel theses and dissertations from 1930-2008 are available in this database. Please note that access to full text requires that you either authenticate using your NetID and password or that you be accessing the database from on campus.

Undergraduate Theses

ILR undergraduate honors theses are located behind the circulation desk on the main floor of Catherwood Library. They are arranged by author's last name, but are not included in the library catalog.

Hotel undergraduate honors theses are located in the 3rd floor stacks of Catherwood Library, and are searchable in the library catalog.

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