TUTORIAL: Comprehensively Browsing all Theses, Dissertations, and Professional Papers created by UM Graduate Students in a Particular Department or College

Searching the Library Catalog

Navigate to the Library Catalog Advanced Search.

  1. In the first search field, enter university montana <department name>, for example, enter university montana forestry to search the Forestry Department. Set the search parameters to search for all of these terms by Author Keyword.
  2. In the second search field, enter thesis to search for all items tagged in the catalog as a thesis. Set the search parameters on this row to search as a phrase by Keyword.
  3. Click the Search button at the bottom of the form.

Example search. Click to enlarge.

ETDP Catalog search screenshot.

Sorting and Viewing Results

On the next page, you may sort the results according to your needs. For casual browsing, it is often useful to sort by date so you can see the most recent items first.

  1. Click the dropdown arrow next to the Sort by: option. Select Publication Date Descending.

Example results page. Click to enlarge.

ETDP Catalog search screenshot.

Finding Additional Help

As always, librarians are available to help you if you can't find what you're looking for. Please contact us with any questions.