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Three Hundred New Theses and Dissertations Now Available via RUcore

October 24, 2017
Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Three hundred Rutgers theses and dissertations from the May 2017 degree period can now be accessed online via RUcore.

What does 1792’s “An Inaugural Dissertation on Worms of the Human Intestines” have in common with 2017’s “The Relationships among Spirituality, Self-Esteem, and Participation in Physical Activity in Late Adolescent and Young Adult Females”? Both are stored in RUcore, the university’s institutional repository, and made available through its Electronic Theses & Dissertations portal.

In fact, 300 new Rutgers theses and dissertations—all of which were submitted for degrees in May—can now be accessed online. Most of them are open access and full text, and all are discoverable through the library catalog.

Each year since 2007, Rutgers University Libraries have partnered with a number of graduate programs throughout the university to accept electronic submissions of theses and dissertations, ensuring that the works are preserved for future generations while making them accessible to a far wider audience than they would be had they been submitted as traditional paper manuscripts.

The breakdown of manuscripts added from the May 2017 degree period is as follows:

Graduate School – New Brunswick: 174
Graduate School – Newark: 65
Camden Graduate School: 38
Graduate School of Education: 13
School of Health Professions: 5
Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology: 3
School of Public Health: 2

These bring the total number of theses and dissertations available in RUcore to over 6,800.

For more information on identifying and locating Rutgers theses and dissertations, visit our research guide.