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Find Dissertations & Theses

A quick guide to finding a thesis or dissertation.

Why Theses or Dissertations?

PhD and Masters theses will give you:

  1. In-depth knowledge about a specific aspect of a subject, which may include original research data.
  2. A review of the subject, with citations to the literature.

On behalf of the Colorado School of Mines and the Graduate School, the Library serves as the repository for Mines electronic theses and dissertations.

Note: Some theses and dissertations may be embargoed up to a year after graduation before public release; please see the Graduate School Information.  Copyright of the original thesis is retained by the author.

How Do I Find a Mines Thesis?

Use the Library Catalog

  • Search by author, title, keywords, department or advisor
  • Filter to Resource Type "Mines Theses"

Catalog Search For Thesis

How Do I Find Digital Mines Theses?

Mines Institutional Repository -- Includes Colorado School of Mines electronic theses & dissertations from Fall 2012 to the present, and some digitized theses & dissertations from years prior to 2012.

Example Citation

Klimowicz, Steven. 2014. Hydrogen mitigation in submerged arc welding. Golden CO: Colorado School of Mines. Thesis (M. Sc.), 82 p.

Can't Find The Mines Thesis or Dissertation You Are Looking For?

Request it through Mines Interlibary Loan (ILL) service or contact ILL Help at