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UWRF Series 80:

Title: Master’s Theses and Papers,

Department: Graduate Studies

Dates: 1965- Present

Quantity: 51 c.f.

Scope and Content: This series contains all of the master’s theses and research papers written by graduate students at UW-River Falls. 

Thesis papers (Plan A), have carried a specific number of credits in an area of specialization. The thesis is directed at original research that should provide a new contribution to knowledge.  A graduate committee of three faculty members will work with and guide the student in their research. Students present their final paper to the committee for approval, complete a comprehensive examination to be eligible for graduation. All theses are hard cover bound and retained in the University Archives. Some Theses prior to 2011, have circulating copies in the Chalmer Davee Library main stacks.
Research Papers (Plan B), are directed towards the use of primary and/or secondary sources, and may include action research and/or a literature review. The expectation is that the paper should be significantly greater in scope and/or of significantly higher quality that a paper typical in a graduate seminar. After approval by the Faculty Advisor, the student completes a comprehensive examination to be eligible for graduation. 
Access: All Theses and resarch papers are available in the UWRF Archvies Reading Room and can be requested for transfer to other UW Archives. All Theses and some Research Papers are searchable in the Library catalog. For a complete list of all Research Papers, contact the Archvies,
Beginning in Fall 2011, some theses and research papers are available online through the MINDS@UW River Falls Institutional Repository.

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