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FCS 681: Research Methods

Library Graduate Study Rooms

Graduate students have a designated large group-study room in the Garden Level, and individual study rooms on the 4th floor. Keys to these rooms may be obtained at the Guest Services Desk. For more information about study rooms, please visit the study rooms webpage.

Learning Resource Center (LRC) Resources for Graduate Students

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) enables students to improve their academic performance through a variety of learning programs including workshops, one on one and group tutoring, and supplemental instruction classes. The LRC is located in the University Library on the 3rd floor in the east wing. For information about resources for graduate students, please visit the Resources for Graduate Students webpage

Finding a Thesis or Dissertation

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[Finding a Thesis or Dissertation]

  • Thesis: Capstone research for a Master’s Degree. Length: 1-2 journal articles.
  • Dissertation: Capstone research for a Doctoral Degree. Length: 3-5 journal articles.
  • CSUN Graduate Students: If you’re a current CSUN graduate student, you might want examples of recent successful theses from your department. Find them in ScholarWorks.
  • CSUN Alumni: If you wrote a thesis while at CSUN, search for yourself as an author in OneSearch.
  • Other Universities: Graduate research from other universities is available through the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database.
  • Embargoed? Authors can choose to restrict access to their research for a few years, usually until they publish or patent their findings. Embargoed theses and dissertations are not available.
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