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A guide to finding dissertations by VSU students, students at other institutions, and submitting your dissertation to the library for binding.

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What are Dissertations and Theses?



Research documents that doctoral students write as a part of their degree program. They are often large and comprehensive about a very narrow topic. While these do not count as "peer reviewed" sources, they are reviewed by a panel of scholars, and they usually provide an extensive literature review on the subject. 




Research documents that are typically completed as part of a Master's or Honors program. They are similar to dissertations, but are typically shorter in length.