Kirkpatrick Library makes available all theses completed by UCM students. Theses completed prior to December 2010 are found on the third floor of the library and are available to be checked out. A second copy of each print thesis is found in the Special Collections area. (Although this archival copy can't be checked out, you may use it in the library if the circulating copy is not available.) Because the thesis collection is arranged by the last name of the author, rather than by subject, it is a difficult collection to browse.
To find print copies, use ExLibris to search on the library’s main page.
To find electronic theses -
As of December 2010, UCM student theses have been submitted electronically and are now available in the JCK Digital Repository.
The library has a substantial thesis collection but few dissertations. The most comprehensive source of dissertations and theses in all disciplines is the database Dissertations and Theses FT by Proquest.
Search tip: Try changing the search default from searching "anywhere" to "document title" to look for words in the title.
Dissertations use a very "academic" writing style and the titles tend to be long and descriptive, so searching for a title word can be helpful.
Students researching education topics should also check the ERIC database, as some dissertations are available there. Be sure to limit the publication type to Dissertations/Theses in order to restrict your search results.
You may also want to check a resource available on the free web: PQDT Open. This site makes many open access theses and dissertations available in electronic format.