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Organization Development: Finding Dissertations

Created for researching organization development and related topics.

Borrowing or Purchase of Dissertations/Theses

Dissertations and theses pertinent to your research may crop up in searches of the library catalog or the PsycInfo research database. Other times your advisor or another source will recommend a good one.

BGSU or OhioLink Catalog: The catalog record will show if a print copy of a dissertation you want is available for checkout or if it can be used onsite in the library.

  Dissertation Abstracts: This resource provides a lengthy excerpt from most theses and dissertations listed. Since few libraries lend dissertations, your best bet to obtain a source critical to your research may be to purchase it. Find online purchase forms for those works whose authors have not prohibited sale of their dissertations here. A few are not for sale.

   Electronic Theses and Dissertations: See the next box on this page for electronic access to Ohio theses and dissertations.

Full Text from Ohio Institutions

Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD):

  • This research database lists masters' theses and doctoral dissertations from graduate students in participating Ohio colleges and universities from 2000 on.
  • Search by topic (keywords), author, institution, or department within institution (e.g. Choose Bowling Green State University then click on Psychology/Industrial-Organizational.) 
  • The record includes title, number of pages, degree granted, advisor and/or dissertation committee members, abstract, keywords and a permalink in case you want to revisit this item.
  • Most authors in this database have given permission for you to download their entire work directly from the screen. Click on the title of the dissertation or thesis and look for a link that says Download. Here's a screenshot showing what it looks like:


  • Also links for submission of theses and dissertations to ETD.

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