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Theses, Dissertations, and Creative Components: Rights and Responsibilities

Important things for students to know when completing their thesis, dissertation, or creative component.

Looking for information specific to your discipline?

Each subject area and department at Iowa State is connected with a librarian that can provide you specialized help and assistance. This librarian will be well-versed in the databases you can use to find research and the types of research common in your discipline. To find your subject librarian, consult our list of Subject Librarians, linked below and on the library homepage.

Looking for other ways to get in contact with a librarian? Stop by the library in person, email us, call, or chat online. For more information about our chat service and other ways to get help with your research, check out our Ask Us webpage.

Other Library support available: 

You can use Subject-specific Library Guides to locate databases, books, and other resources specific to your discipline: 

Try looking up past theses and dissertations from your department in the ISU Digital Repository for inspiration and examples: 

Guides for graduate-level research

A variety of research guides have been created by librarians specific to graduate researchers. Use these guides often to navigate through library resources.

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Abbey Elder
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Iowa State University