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Journalism & Communication Research Guide

This is a general Libguide for students, faculty and staff at The Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication

DR Readership Map - ISU Theses & Dissertations

This map shows real-time access and readership of ISU dissertations and theses available in the Digital Repository.  It's a great visualization of the reach your thesis or dissertation will have!

After graduation, your thesis / dissertation will be added to the DR!  In addition, you can begin building your research & scholarly works portfolio now in the DR and especially its Selected Works gallery. What can you include?

  • Your journal articles & manuscripts
  • Conference proceedings, presentations, posters
  • Your artwork, creative / technical designs, and more!

Just think how spiffy your portfolio will look to your profs and prospective employers! You can continue to update after you've graduated as well. See this brochure for more info!

Finding Theses & Dissertations

Iowa State Dissertations

All ISU dissertations can be found in the Digital Repository @ Iowa State. A growing number of master theses can also be read and downloaded from the Repository. More information on locating ISU dissertations/theses can be found hereA few months after graduation, your thesis/dissertation will be added to the Digital Repository @ ISU. Digital Repository @ ISU will make your thesis/dissertation available to the world. In addition, a copy will be added to ProQuest's "Dissertations & Theses @ Iowa State University." You will receive an email from both of these databases notifying you as to the availability of your thesis/dissertation. In both databases, you remain the copyright holder of your thesis/dissertation. 

Dissertations From Other Universities

Dissertations from other universities 

There is no one database that can search all U.S., or global, dissertations. For a comprehensive look at dissertations in your subject area, you will need to search multiple databases. Please contact me directly if you cannot find a dissertation that you need.