Q. How do I look for a thesis/dissertation?
There are different ways to search for them. Go to the Library catalog: < http://www.lib.purdue.edu/ > and choose the “Books & Media” tab then enter the "last name, first name.” If we have it, in paper or online, it should show up here in our records. Another method is to use Proquest Research Database < http://purl.lib.purdue.edu/db/db156 > which stores thesis from all over electronically. To use this at Purdue, you must be affiliated with us. If you are not, do you have access thru an academic library? Another option would be for you to personally come into one of our libraries to use one of our computers to access this database. Another database to use is Dissertations and Theses which can be found under the Databases tab on the home page < http://purl.lib.purdue.edu/db/db78 >. We also have a research guide which will assist you in your search: < http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/content.php?pid=129088&sid=1107744 >