Theses and Dissertations
Theses and dissertations are valuable sources of highly specialized information - information that is not indexed in most commercial databases or available through search engines. The Theses Databases tab (above) provides sources which facilitate access to these resources.
Theses include substantial work in often tightly defined fields of study, and therefore they often contain material unavailable elsewhere. Often they are never published, so reading the original thesis may be the only way to obtain certain information.
For information about writing a thesis at the UofM, check the UM Thesis Guidelines and Information.
Undergraduate Engineering Theses
These are available in the Engineering Library and may be located by searching the catalogue for those written after 1993 by author or keyword searches. Before 1993, the theses are listed in our KWIC index.
The most recent undergrad theses are kept in the Engineering Library shelved by department and then by year. Older ones are housed in storage and may be requested at the Circulation Desk. Allow a few days for delivery. The Mechnical Engineering department has an information page for Mechanical Undergraduate Thesis Information.
Masters' Theses and PhD Dissertations at the University of Manitoba
At the University of Manitoba, masters' theses and PhD dissertations are housed in the Dafoe Library. They may be located online through the catalogue and, more recently, some are available through MSpace.
Note that you can request theses and disserations via Document Delivery. If they are not available this way, you may have to purchase the thesis from UMI or by contacting the author(s). You may also check the library catalogues at the degree issuing institutions to locate theses and dissertations as well as searching the databases.