Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2014     Views: 39

Yes, the IUP Library should have a copy of all Masters Theses (as well as all Doctoral Dissertations) done here at the university. They are all individually listed in our PILOT online catalog where you can search by author, title or subject. Unfortunately, the catalog does not record which program they supported. So, you won't be able to search specifically by Applied Mathematics. To find the PILOT catalog, go to the Library Home Page (www.iup.edu/library) and select the "Online Catalog" option. Once connected to PILOT, I would suggest the following search strategy: Select the "Guided Search" option and enter -- mathematics and thesis in the first "Search For" box. All of the dissertations and theses have a note in the record that indicates what type of publication they are. Therefore, the keyword "thesis" can be used as a search term. You can match that with any other keyword, e.g. mathmatics, by using the AND operator between them. Once you find a record in the catalog, there will be a location and call number that tells you where to find it in the library. Most of our theses and dissertations are housed on the 2nd floor of the Library complex in the Stabley part of the building. Just go to the 2nd floor and cross the bridge to the older part of the building. The collection is about half-way back on the left. The items in this collection will all have a call number that looks something like this -- 2003m27. This indicates that the paper was written in 2003 as a Masters thesis (that's the 'm' -- disserations have a 'd') and it was the 27th one cataloged. They are on the shelf by year, type of thesis and then in numerical order.

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