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Master’s theses written at Eastern Illinois University have been digitized and are available online to view, download or print.  There are also paper copies shelved on the 2000 Level (2nd floor) of Booth Library in the call number range LB 1861 .C57x.

The best way to find a thesis is to search the EIU Online Catalog.  See 'Searching by Department,' below."
This link should execute a search for theses written for the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Online copies of Eastern theses are stored in "The Keep", Eastern’s Online Repository.  Separate departmental listings are available, click the links for College, Department, or Office > [Department] > Masters Theses  Here is a quick link to Family and Consumer Sciences theses - http://thekeep.eiu.edu/fcs_theses/ 
 
A list of all EIU theses in The Keep is organized by year, then alphabetically by last name.  To access this list, click the links for Student Theses & Publications > Masters Theses or http://thekeep.eiu.edu/theses/.
 
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Working on a Masters thesis?  We can help.  See our Thesis 101 Research Guide.
Searching by Department
 
First, click on the Books & Movies tab.  You will find a link the Books & Movies tab on the Booth Library home page.

If you're searching for a thesis from a specific department, include words from the department name as part of your search.  Leave out words such as:  a, an, and, the and of.
 
For example, to find a thesis written for the Dept. of Family and Consumer Sciences, enter: eastern illinois family consumer sciences thesis as a keyword search.


To find a thesis written for the History Department, enter:   eastern illinois history thesis

This link should execute a search for theses written for the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences



 
 
Narrowing your search
You may Narrow Your Search to a specific subject by selecting a subject from the Topic list on the right side of the screen.




Or you may add a subject to your search by including it as a keyword -- but it may be difficult to find a thesis on a very narrow topic.



Look for the Sort By box to bring the newest papers to the top.  Choose a title that looks interesting, and click on the title link to see the detailed record for the thesis.
Locating a thesis
To locate a thesis, first find the Call Number at the bottom of the record.  Print copies of Eastern theses are shelved on the 2000 Level (2nd floor) of Booth Library in the call number range LB 1861 .C57x.  They are arranged by department, then the year the thesis was written, and then alphabetically by author.  There is also a copy of each thesis in Special Collections.  Special Collections copies can't be checked out, but they may be examined in the University Archives area, Room 1700, Booth Library.
 
In addition, in the record for a thesis, you may see a link that looks like this:


 
When you click on "View Online," you'll retrieve the full thesis online.  You may print it or download it. 
Online copies of Eastern theses are stored in"The Keep", Eastern’s Online Repository.  A list of all EIU theses is organized by year, then alphabetically by last name.  To access this list, click the links for Student Theses & Publications > Masters Theses or http://thekeep.eiu.edu/theses/.  Separate departmental listings are available, click the links for College, Department, or Office > [Department] > Masters Theses  Here is a quick link to Family and Consumer Sciences theses - http://thekeep.eiu.edu/fcs_theses/ 

Please call the Reference Desk at 581-6072 if you have additional questions.
 
Table of call number ranges by EIU department
Theses in the stacks are shelved on the 2000 Level (2nd floor), Booth Library.  Please note that some department names have changed over time.
 
LB 1861 .C57x A7              Art  
LB 1861 .C57x B5              Biological Sciences  (After July 1, 1998)  
LB 1861 .C57x B6              Botany  (Before June 30, 1998)  
LB 1861 .C57x B8              Business  
                                                                Accountancy, Data Processing and Finance
                                                                Management/Marketing
                                                                Marketing
LB 1861 .C57x B82           Business Education and Administrative Information Systems  
                                                                Business Education
                                                                Business Education and Administration
                                                                Business Education and Administrative Office Management
                                                                Business Education and Secretarial Studies
LB 1861 .C57x C5              Chemistry  
LB 1861 .C57x C6              Communication Disorders and Sciences  
                                                                Speech Correction
                                                                Speech Pathology and Audiology
LB 1861 .C57x E2              Economics  
LB 1861 .C57x E3              Education  
                                                                Faculty of Professional Education
LB 1861 .C57x E32            Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle Level Education  
                                                                Elementary and Junior High School Education
                                                                Elementary Education
LB 1861 .C57x E34            Educational Administration   
                                                                Administration and Supervision
                                                                Educational Administration and Supervision
                                                                School Service Personnel
LB 1861 .C57x E36            Counseling and Student Development (began Fall, 1998)  
                                                                Educational Psychology and Guidance
                                                                Guidance and Counseling
LB 1861 .C57x E37            Secondary Education and Foundations  
LB 1861 .C57x E38            Special Education  
LB 1861 .C57x E53            English  
LB 1861 .C57x F3              Family and Consumer Sciences  
                                                                Home Economics
LB 1861 .C57x F6              Foreign Languages  
LB 1861 .C57x G4             Geology/Geography  
LB 1861 .C57x H57            History  
LB 1861 .C57x I5               Instructional Media  
LB 1861 .C57x M3             Mathematics and Computer Science (July 1, 2002)  
                                                                Mathematics
LB 1861 .C57x M8             Music  
LB 1861 .C57x P4              Philosophy  
LB 1861 .C57x P5              Kinesiology and Sports Studies (July 1, 2007) 
                                        Physical Education
LB 1861 .C57x P57            Physics  
LB 1861 .C57x P6              Political Science  
LB 1861 .C57x P8              Psychology  
LB 1861 .C57x S6              Social Science  
LB 1861 .C57x S62            Sociology/Anthropology  
LB 1861 .C57x S65            Communication Studies (July 1, 2004)  
                                                                Speech Communication
LB 1861 .C57x T4              Technology  
                                                                Industrial Arts
LB 1861 .C57x T5              Theatre Arts  
LB 1861 .C57x Z6              Zoology  (before June 30, 1998)