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MSOD Master of Science in Organization Development: Looking at Theses & Dissertations

This guide outlines the library resources available to students in the MSOD program.

Why Look for Dissertations or Theses?

Locating other dissertations and theses can be a great way of not only finding out what other scholars have done for research in the area you are considering but also examining the sources that they have cited in their literature reviews on that topic.

Locating Dissertations and Theses

Example: I need dissertations on the topic of the influence of emotional intelligence on leadership effectiveness.

  • Click Advanced Search
  • Type leadership into the first box and change the pull-down menu from Anywhere to Anywhere except full-text-ALL
  • Type effectiveness or performance into the next line
  • Click +Add a row
  • Type emotional intelligence into the third box
  • Click Search