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Political Science: Theses & Dissertations

Theses / Dissertations from Library Databases & Websites

These databases are multidisciplinary and contain dissertations and theses from universities in the United States and around the world.

Where are the dissertations and theses written by MTSU students?

Print copies of theses and dissertations written by MTSU students are kept in the Special Collections Room on the 4th floor.  Operating hours and contact information are available on their webpage.  Check the Library Catalog for details about print theses and dissertations as well as access points for any possible digitized content.  The catalog also contains information about MTSU Honors College theses in print.

Although not comprehensive, the databases listed below provide access to theses and dissertations written by MTSU students.  Check the description to understand the specific content and date parameters.

Help with Writing a Thesis or Dissertation

If our libray does not have something that you need, try using the ILL Service or WorldCat to find books and other materials worldwide.

Important MTSU Research Contacts:

If you have a general question about databases or other library resources, please contact the library: telephone 615-904-8539, chat, e-mail, or in person at the Research Help Desk on the 1st floor. 

Also, please remember there are lots of other departments on campus that can help you with your research needs:

MTSU Graduate Studies Thesis and Dissertation Guidelines and Resources -- This office deals with questions or concerns about your thesis or dissertation.  You may also email the thesis consultant directly at

MTSU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs -- This office deals with ALL matters related to research and sponsored activity.

MTSU Institutional Review Board -- Oversees all research involving human subjects.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) -- Oversees all research involving animal subjects and addresses any concerns or questions about animal care and use at MTSU.

University Writing Center -- Located in the library, room 362, offers writing partnerships to help with your thesis or dissertation writing goals and progress deadlines.

Beyond MTSU's Collection

If the library doesn't have what you need: