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Online Access to RU Dissertations & Theses from 1997 to Current

Search for any dissertation that has been published at Roosevelt University since 1997. Copies of dissertations are downloadable as PDFs.

About Our Holdings

Dissertations are unique publications, in that they are usually available only at the places where they were written. Some academic libraries will lend their dissertations, while others will not.

Access to dissertations and theses produced by RU students

  • Effective June 2007, the university has moved to electronic submission and storage of RU dissertations and theses.
  • One bound copy of dissertations and theses, dating from 1952 through August 2007, is housed at the Murray-Green Library, Chicago Auditorium building. These bound copies are archival, and are for "in-library use only."
  • The Performing Arts Library will continue to collect one print copy of all music dissertations and theses that are musical compositions.
  • Bound copies can be transferred between RU campuses for students and faculty, but as "in-library use only."

University Archives Holdings

  • Beginning with Fall 2007 graduates, one unbound print copy of each new RU dissertation and thesis will be housed in the University Archives.
  • The University Archives will also house duplicate bound print copies of many, but not all of the RU dissertations and theses that were written from 1952 to Summer 2007.
  • Documents that are housed in the University Archives are available for viewing by appointment only.

Finding Dissertations and Theses @ RU

Print Copies: 1952 to August 2007

The Chicago campus library houses one archival, non-circulating print copy of these dissertations, which are for "in-library use only."

Users can search for these items in the RU Book Catalog, I-Share and in WorldCat (by author, title and/or subject).

  • Go to "Advanced Search" in the RU Book Catalog.
  • Type "dissertation" in the first search box.
  • Type a name or subject in the second search box.
  • Select "Search" and a list of titles will display.

Print Copies: Psychology Internships 1995-2002

The Chicago campus library houses one archival, non-circulating copy of these documents, for "in-library use only."

Users can search for these items in the RU Book catalog and in WorldCat (by author, title and/or subject).

RU Theses and Dissertations: Online full-text Access 1997 - Current

  • Dissertations & Theses @ Roosevelt University
  • Off-campus users will be asked to log in with their NetID username and password (the same you use for email and Blackboard).
  • In the search box, type in a keyword, then click on the magnifying glass icon.
  • A list of results will display, all of which will be in full text.