How To Find Dissertations Theses And Research Papers

PhD candidates: You are welcome and encouraged to deposit your dissertation here, but be aware that
1) it is optional, not required (the ProQuest deposit is required); and
2) it will be available to everyone on the Internet; there is no embargo for dissertations in the UNL DigitalCommons.

Master's candidates: Deposit of your thesis or project is required. (If an embargo, [restricted access] is necessary, you may deposit the thesis at http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/embargotheses/ — but only after getting the prior approval of your department and the Graduate Office; contact Terri Eastin).

All depositors: We try to observe a 24-hour "cooling off" period to give you opportunity to correct those "oops" issues that seem to emerge just after deposit.
Upon deposit, you will immediately receive an email that your submission has been received (and this is what you need to show the Graduate Office).
However, you can still log back in and select Revise and upload a new version with your advisor's name spelled right, or your mother thanked in the Acknowledgments, or whatever you're stressing about.
After about a day, your submission will be "published" or "posted", making it available to the Internet; you will get another email to that effect, and your submission can no longer be changed--by you.
If further changes are needed, these can be made by sending a revised file to the administrator < proyster@unl.edu > requesting replacement of the current online version. DO NOT RESUBMIT YOUR THESIS / DISSERTATION. That creates duplicate records, confusion, wasted effort, frustration, sadness, tears, and causes kittens to get sick.

Finally: Congratulations; you are almost there. Click the "Submit your paper or article" link at the bottom of the gray box at left. Follow the instructions. You should be able to copy (Ctrl-C) and paste (Ctrl-V) most fields.
You are the sole author; your advisor is not considered a co-author.
Your institution is "University of Nebraska-Lincoln" (not "at Lincoln" or ", Lincoln"). Do not leave it blank; then the administrator has to fill it in, and he is tempted to make it something silly.
You do not need to repeat your name and title in the Abstract field; just the body of the abstract.
When you reach the question "Was this submission previously published in a journal?", just skip that part.
Be sure to click the "Submit" button at the bottom. Files upload at the rate of about 5 Mb per minute, so if you have an ungodly large file, it may take a bit of time. If your file exceeds 40 Mb, think about reducing its size--there are many ways; Google "reduce pdf file size" to find some.

Okay, get started. That thesis is not going to submit itself.

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2017

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The Existence of Solutions for a Nonlinear, Fractional Self-Adjoint Difference Equation, Kevin Ahrendt

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Ideal Containments under Flat Extensions and Interpolation on Linear Systems in P2, Solomon Akesseh

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Stable Cohomology Of Local Rings And Castelnuovo-Mumford Regularity Of Graded Modules, Luigi Ferraro

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Languages, geodesics, and HNN extensions, Maranda Franke

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Antichains and Diameters of Set Systems, Brent McKain

2016

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Rigidity of the Frobenius, Matlis Reflexivity, and Minimal Flat Resolutions, Douglas J. Dailey

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Management of Invasive Species using Optimal Control Theory, Christina J. Edholm

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Cohen-Macaulay Dimension for Coherent Rings, Rebecca Egg

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Adian inverse semigroups, Muhammad Inam

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Homological characterizations of quasi-complete intersections, Jason M. Lutz

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Bridge spectra of cables of 2-bridge knots, Nicholas John Owad

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Applications of Discrete Mathematics for Understanding Dynamics of Synapses and Networks in Neuroscience, Caitlyn Parmelee

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A Caputo Boundary Value Problem in Nabla Fractional Calculus, Julia St. Goar

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Stable local cohomology and cosupport, Peder Thompson

2015

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Graph centers, hypergraph degree sequences, and induced-saturation, Sarah Lynne Behrens

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Knörrer Periodicity and Bott Periodicity, Michael K. Brown

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The Strict Higher Grothendieck Integral, Scott W. Dyer

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Invariant Basis Number and Basis Types for C*-Algebras, Philip M. Gipson

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Bioinformatic Game Theory and Its Application to Cluster Multi-domain Proteins, Brittney Keel

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Extremal Results for the Number of Matchings and Independent Sets, Lauren Keough

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Crosscap Number: Handcuff Graphs and Unknotting Number, Anne Kerian

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Tame Filling Functions and Closure Properties, Anisah Nu'Man

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Analysis of Neuronal Sequences Using Pairwise Biases, Zachary Roth

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Systems of parameters and the Cohen-Macaulay property, Katharine Shultis

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Local and Nonlocal Models in Thin-Plate and Bridge Dynamics, Jeremy Trageser

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Betti sequences over local rings and connected sums of Gorenstein rings, Zheng Yang

2014

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Boundary Value Problems of Nabla Fractional Difference Equations, Abigail M. Brackins

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Results on edge-colored graphs and pancyclicity, James Carraher

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An Applied Functional and Numerical Analysis of a 3-D Fluid-Structure Interactive PDE, Thomas J. Clark

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Algebraic Properties of Ext-Modules over Complete Intersections, Jason Hardin

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Combinatorial and Algebraic Coding Techniques for Flash Memory Storage, Kathryn A. Haymaker

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Well-posedness and stability of a semilinear Mindlin-Timoshenko plate model, Pei Pei

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The Neural Ring: Using Algebraic Geometry to Analyze Neural Codes, Nora Youngs

2013

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Development and Application of Difference and Fractional Calculus on Discrete Time Scales, Tanner J. Auch

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BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS FOR DISCRETE FRACTIONAL EQUATIONS, Pushp R. Awasthi

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Embedding and Nonembedding Results for R. Thompson's Group V and Related Groups, Nathan Corwin

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Periodic modules over Gorenstein local rings, Amanda Croll

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Results on Containments and Resurgences, with a Focus on Ideals of Points in the Plane, Annika Denkert

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REGULARITY FOR SOLUTIONS TO PARABOLIC SYSTEMS AND NONLOCAL MINIMIZATION PROBLEMS, Joe Geisbauer

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Decompositions of Betti Diagrams, Courtney Gibbons

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Symbolic Powers of Ideals in k[PN], Michael Janssen

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Closure and homological properties of (auto)stackable groups, Ashley Johnson

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Random search models of foraging behavior: theory, simulation, and observation., Ben C. Nolting

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Geometric Study of the Category of Matrix Factorizations, Xuan Yu

2012

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BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS FOR DISCRETE FRACTIONAL EQUATIONS, Khulud Alyousef

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PRIME IDEALS IN TWO-DIMENSIONAL NOETHERIAN DOMAINS AND FIBER PRODUCTS AND CONNECTED SUMS, Ela Celikbas

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Modeling and Mathematical Analysis of Plant Models in Ecology, Eric A. Eager

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An Analysis of Nonlocal Boundary Value Problems of Fractional and Integer Order, Christopher Steven Goodrich

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SYSTEMS OF NONLINEAR WAVE EQUATIONS WITH DAMPING AND SUPERCRITICAL SOURCES, Yanqiu Guo

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Commutative Rings Graded by Abelian Groups, Brian P. Johnson

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The Weak Discrepancy and Linear Extension Diameter of Grids and Other Posets, Katherine Victoria Johnson

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Combinatorics Using Computational Methods, Derrick Stolee

2011

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On the Betti Number of Differential Modules, Justin DeVries

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On Morrey Spaces in the Calculus of Variations, Kyle Fey

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Formalizing Categorical and Algebraic Constructions in Operator Theory, William Benjamin Grilliette

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The Theory of Discrete Fractional Calculus: Development and Application, Michael T. Holm

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Covariant Representations of C*-dynamical systems Involving Compact Groups, Firuz Kamalov

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Homology of Artinian Modules Over Commutative Noetherian Rings, Micah J. Leamer

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Annihilators of Local Cohomology Modules, Laura Lynch

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Groups and Semigroups Generated by Automata, David McCune

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Hilbert-Samuel and Hilbert-Kunz Functions of Zero-Dimensional Ideals, Lori A. McDonnell

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On a Family of Generalized Wiener Spaces and Applications, Ian Pierce

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EXTREMAL TREES AND RECONSTRUCTION, Andrew Ray

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Packings and Realizations of Degree Sequences with Specified Substructures, Tyler Seacrest

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Global Well-Posedness for a Nonlinear Wave Equation with p-Laplacian Damping, Zahava Wilstein

2010

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Properties of the Generalized Laplace Transform and Transport Partial Dynamic Equation on Time Scales, Chris R. Ahrendt

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Applications of Linear Programming to Coding Theory, Nathan Axvig

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The Cohomology of Modules over a Complete Intersection Ring, Jesse Burke

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Vanishing of Ext and Tor over complete intersections, Olgur Celikbas

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Mathematical Modeling of Optimal Seasonal Reproductive Strategies and a Comparison of Long-Term Viabilities of Annuals and Perennials, Anthony DeLegge

2009

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Fan Cohomology and Its Application to Equivariant K-Theory of Toric Varieties, Suanne Au

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Combinatorial and Commutative Manipulations in Feynman's Operational Calculi for Noncommuting Operators, Duane Einfeld

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Fan Cohomology and Equivariant Chow Rings of Toric Varieties, Mu-wan Huang

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Modeling and Analysis of Biological Populations, Joan Lubben

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A Computational Study of the Effects of Temperature Variation on Turtle Egg Development, Sex Determination, and Population Dynamics, Amy L. Parrott

2008

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C*-Extreme Points of the Generalized State Space of a Commutative C*-Algebra, Martha Gregg

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OSCILLATION THEORY OF DYNAMIC EQUATIONS ON TIME SCALES, Raegan J. Higgins

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A Theory of Non-Noetherian Gorenstein Rings, Livia M. Miller

2007

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Algebraic Geometric Codes on Anticanonical Surfaces, Jennifer A. Davis

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Two Problems in Extremal Set Theory, Joshua Brown Kramer

2004

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Factorability in the ring Z[√–5], Laura Lynch

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Numerical Integration of Linear and Nonlinear Wave Equations, Laura Lynch

 

Doctoral dissertations, theses, MBA (Master of Business Administration) research papers, Creative Arts Therapies research papers and major reports from the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering are treatises or reports presented by students as a condition for the award of a graduate degree.

Concordia University theses

Concordia Libraries have a copy of almost every thesis submitted to the University. The master copy is kept in Special Collections at the Vanier Library along with any available non-print components (film, slides, etc.). In most cases, a circulating copy or a microfiche copy is also available in the Webster or Vanier Libraries. In addition, electronic copies of Concordia dissertations and theses published since 1967 can be downloaded.

Search tools for finding Concordia University theses and dissertations
Searching the library catalogue when...
  • You know the author or the title:

Choose the Author search tab in the catalogue and enter the name of the student who wrote the thesis.

OR

Choose the Title search tab in the catalogue and enter the title of the thesis you are looking for.

  • You want a list of theses by Department/Programme:

For theses written from 1994 to the present, choose the Author search tab in the catalogue and enter the words concordia university followed by the name of the Department or Programme.

Example:
concordia university dept of psychology

Note that this may also retrieve other types of documents published by the Department or Programme.

For theses written before 1994 consult the School of Graduate Studies' Thesis database (1987-) or the printed Concordia University Thesis Directory (1967-1996).

  • You want a list of theses by subject:

Choose the default Keyword search tab in the catalogue and enter the words "concordia" and "theses" and add topical keywords.

Example:
concordia and theses and shakespeare

If you are uncertain about your search strategy, ask for help at the Reference Desk.

Purchasing Concordia University theses

It is not possible to purchase theses from Concordia University Libraries. ProQuest is the current vendor for our theses. Consult the following webpage for ordering information:

Concordia MBA Research Papers

Concordia University MBA research papers are written by Concordia students in partial fulfillment for the following degrees: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Business Administration, Airline and Aviation Option (AMBA), and Master of Business Administration, Executive Option (EMBA). There is usually a master copy in Special Collections in the Vanier Library and one circulating copy at the Webster Library. These are all listed in the library catalogue.

Search the library catalogue by author, title or topic as explained previously. Please note that it is not possible to limit your search for papers from a specific programme option (EMBA, AMBA), but the programme option is displayed in the research paper record in the library catalogue.

Theses from Other Universities

Databases and other electronic sources
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses 1861 onward
    Provides citations to over two million doctoral dissertations and masters theses published in North America and Europe, covering many more doctoral dissertations than masters theses. More than 600,000 titles are available full text (mostly from 1997 onward).
    Please note: From 2005 onwards, Canadian theses cannot be searched by the name of a thesis advisor.

  • NDLTD Global ETD Search
    The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)'s search service allows researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) based on keyword, date, institution, language and subject. The index is based on a growing collection of approximately 4 million ETDs from more than 200 universities on all continents. Records with links to documents from originating institutions are collected daily.

  • Theses Canada 1965 onward (coverage varies)
    Includes references to masters theses and doctoral dissertations accepted by Canadian universities. A full text PDF version is available freely for theses published from 1998 to 2002.

  • Open Access Theses and Dissertations (OATD)
    OATD indexes over 1.5 million electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) from over 600 colleges, universities, and research institutions around the world. Links to full text available.

  • OpenDOAR: Directory of Open Access Repositories
    Some universities require that students deposit their theses in an institutional repository, such as DSpace @ MIT. Use this directory to locate the university, if available, and then search for the author or title of the thesis.

  • WorldCat
    Use the Advanced Search feature and under SUBTYPE limits, change the drop-down menu from Any Content to Thesis/dissertation.

  • EThOS - Electronic Theses Online Service
    Digitized, Open Access (freely accessible) theses from all UK higher education institutions.

  • SUDOC (Union catalogue of university libraries in France)
    Indexes, theses, and dissertations from universities in France. Choose "Recherche avancée," then under "type de publication," select "Thèses."

  • DART-Europe E-theses Portal
    Portal for European Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Also browsable by institution.

  • Australasian Digital Theses Program
    Theses produced by the graduate research students at Australian universities, some of which are freely accessible.

  • University library catalogues
    To find information on a thesis submitted at a specific university, search their library catalogue.

  • Subject databases
    In addition to listing journal articles, some subject databases will include theses that fall within their subject coverage. Click "more info" from the database listing to determine if theses are indexed.
Printed indexes and bibliographies

The list below is selective. For a complete list, choose the Subject search tab from the library catalogue main page and enter "Dissertations, Academic." You will find references to bibliographies and indexes of theses by subject, university and country.

If the thesis you are looking for is not in the library catalogue or is not freely available in ProQuest Dissertations & Theses or in Theses Canada, you can request an interlibrary loan (ILL) whereby we will attempt to obtain a copy from another library. You may also purchase a copy of a thesis online through ProQuest Dissertations & Theses.

To obtain more information or to place an interlibrary loan request, consult the Interlibrary Loans page.

 

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