University Libraries

BGSU Theses & Dissertations


BGSU theses and dissertations are available either in print or electronically depending on when they were submitted.

Prior to Fall 2005: The Jerome Library has all masters theses and doctoral dissertations granted by Bowling Green State University prior to September 2005. They are searchable in the BGSU Libraries Catalog by keyword, author, and title. Print versions of theses and dissertations are shelved in the main circulating collection on the Jerome Library's first floor, except for those granted by the College of Musical Arts, which are housed on the third floor in the Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives. Microfilm copies are available in the Center for Archival Collections.

Fall 2005 and After: The Graduate Council approved the implementation of electronic submission of theses and dissertations beginning with Fall 2005 for all graduate programs. With the exception of theses written in the MFA program in Creative Writing, paper copies will no longer be accepted by the Graduate College. To find theses and dissertations submitted during this time period, visit OhioLINK's Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center (ETD). The ETD Center is a free, online database of Ohio’s masters theses and doctoral dissertations from participating OhioLINK member schools. It contains the abstract for all included theses and dissertations. The full-text is also available if it was submitted. The ETD Center is freely accessible worldwide to anyone interested in searching, viewing, and downloading the theses and dissertations published in Ohio. Using a standard Web browser, users can search the database using basic keyword searching. Authors, university affiliation, and abstracts are all indexed. You can connect directly to BGSU Theses and Dissertations in the ETD.

Obtaining Theses and Dissertations

If you are affiliated with BGSU and would like to obtain copies of theses or dissertations from other institutions, consult the instructions on the Obtaining Dissertations & Theses web page.

If you are not affiliated with BGSU and would like to obtain dissertations or theses from our collection, consult your local library's interlibrary loan department.

While students are no longer required to bind theses and dissertations, some students like to have a bound copy of their work. To get your thesis or dissertation bound, please consult the Binding Services page.

Questions or Comments?  Contact
Linda Rich, Reference Coordinator