masters dissertation examples
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Before you begin the final stages of writing your dissertation or thesis, you may want to see some examples of completed works. Information on where to locate dissertations and theses from your school at Rutgers is below. Additional information about Rutgers dissertations can be found on the separate Research Guide for Rutgers Dissertations and Theses. A more general Guide for Dissertations and Theses is also available.
To use QuickSearch to look for a Rutgers dissertation or thesis:
The dissertations are stored on Blackboard and arranged alphabetically by award title.
You can search for all print and electronic dissertations using the library search. Try searching for a particular title, author or topic.
This collection contains a selection of recent Masters theses from the Psychology department. Please note that only the Title and Abstract will be available for dissertations from the current academic year. All other content from previous years is available on an Open Access basis.
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The University Library maintains a limited selection of undergraduate student dissertations, taught postgraduate student dissertations and MPhils in electronic form. See our policies and procedures for handling dissertations and requirements for acceptance as well as information about what is included in the selection.
To quickly find dissertations and MPhils by title or course, start typing keywords in the appropriate field below. Any matches will be listed in a dropdown – the more you enter, the more precise the result. Click on any item on the list to select it. Or click ‘Advanced Search’ to find items by title & abstract, author, date, department or course, alone or in combination.