Learn more about how the Cal Poly Humboldt Library can help
support your research and learning needs.
Stay updated at Campus Ready.
This guide explains how to find and acquire 1) HSU masters theses; and 2) theses and dissertations produced at other universities that are available from other libraries or fulltext on the Internet.
Over 4000 masters theses are housed in the HSU Library. They are listed in the HSU Library Catalog where they are indexed by author, title, subject and department. In the catalog, theses may be browsed using the subject search: Humboldt State University Theses.
One copy is generally located in the regular bookstacks for theses completed through Fall 2005. Most theses completed since Fall 2005 are available online with links to the fulltext in the library catalog or directly through Humboldt Digital Scholar (HDS) and Humboldt Digital Commons. In HDS you can browse or search HSU masters theses by a variety of fields including author, title, thesis advisor, keyword or program. All theses completed from 2016-2017 onward will be hosted on Humboldt Digital Commons. Beginning with spring 2013, theses (and projects) are only available online. For more detailed information about HSU masters theses and projects, as well as senior theses and projects, see HSU Theses and Projects.
You can use the following resources to identify and, in some cases, view the fulltext of theses and dissertations completed at other universities.
In addition the following resources can be used to identify and link to the fulltext of theses and dissertations in specific countries or geographic areas.
If a thesis or dissertation is not available fulltext on the Internet the following choices are available to HSU students, faculty and staff.
If you are writing your HSU thesis and need guidance on the process, visit the graduate studies page for additional information.