To find paper copies of a dissertation or thesis written by a WKU student or scholar, use the One-Search Library Catalog, found on the Library home page. Enter the title of the work in the search box, or go to the advanced search and add both the title and the author(s) of the work.
More recent dissertations and theses can be found in electronic format on TopSCHOLAR, WKU’s institutional repository. This is where the library collects student, staff, and faculty research and creative works. There are several ways to search for student theses and dissertations on TopSCHOLAR:
To get help using TopSCHOLAR, contact the Library Reference Desk at (270) 745-6125, or Todd Seguin, Scholarly Communication Specialist, at (270) 745-6160.