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A Guide to Counseling: Dissertations & Theses

This Research Guide supports students, faculty, and staff in the School Counseling and the Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs.

Finding Dissertations and Theses

The Michael Schwartz Library provides access to dissertations and theses for your research needs.

To find those authored by students at Cleveland State University, use the Scholar Online Catalog's Advanced Search. Limit Your Search by Material Type to "THESIS (PHD,M)".

  • Master's theses in PAPER format are shelved on the 1st floor of the Library in the Learning Commons Area.
  • Doctoral dissertations in PAPER format are cataloged and shelved with books by subject area and call number on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors of the Library.
  • Some dissertations and theses are available full text online. If a web accessible version is available, then the Scholar catalog will link you to it. You also can find them in OhioLINK's Electronic Theses & Dissertations Center and Dissertations & Theses @ Cleveland State University via ProQuest.

To locate dissertations and theses by students from Ohio universities that are accessible online, try OhioLINK's Electronic Theses & Dissertations (ETD) Center. You can search by keyword, browse by school and department, or browse by author name.

You also can search for dissertations and theses by Ohio students using the Advanced Keyword Search in the OhioLINK Library Catalog. Limit by Other Material Types to "THESIS/DISS". You can request a PAPER copy via OhioLINK if available.

Use the research database named ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A & I to search for doctoral dissertations and master's theses from North America and Europe. Some provide a free, 24-page preview. Many are available for purchase directly from ProQuest as a PDF download. You can request a PAPER copy of a specific dissertation or thesis using Interlibrary Loan Services.

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Diane Kolosionek
Diane Kolosionek
Head, Research & Liaison Services

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