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This guide is a starting point for research in the University Libraries. It provides a selective list of print and electronic resources available for all aspects of Theatre study-scholarly as well as performance, production and design.
Question: What value lies in using dissertations, especially when they can sometimes be so hard to track down?
Answer: Dissertations and theses offer the latest research from graduate students, identifying trends in the field.
As research tools, they are invaluable for their extensive bibliographies.
A good way to find dissertations in University Libraries is to do a keyword search in the USD Online Catalog with terms from your topic and add the word "theses" to the search, or use Proquest Dissertations and Theses @ University of South Dakota. Dissertations done at USD are housed in the stacks on the 3rd floor and are shelved alphabetically by the last name of the author.