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FLEET LIBRARY | Research Guides

Rhode Island School of Design

Index to Graduate Theses: By Department

Use this index to discover Graduate theses related by topic or browse systematically by year

Theses Indexed by Department


Depending on its age and condition, a thesis is physically stored in one of three places in the library. Look for LOCATION in the catalog record to determine where it's kept.

  • RISD REF. Masters' Theses   1st Floor / Mezzanine
    The most recent 3-4 years of theses are shelved here. Located on the Mezzanine of the 1st floor Reading Room, this is a browsable collection with a dedicated study area.

  • RISD Storage Masters' Theses  Basement Storage
    Fill out a Storage Request form at the Research Help Desk or Circulation Desk on the 1st floor of the library. See Hours for access.

  • RISD Archives  2nd Floor / Special Collections & Archives Reading Room
    From the 15 West lobby, take elevators 5 or 6 to the 2nd floor and follow the signs. See Hours for access.

    Digital Commons (Online) 
    Varying by department, the most recent 3-4 years may be available as pdf in Digital Commons. A link to the pdf is included in the catalog record.

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