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How Do I Find Dissertations, Doctoral Projects, and Theses?

A guide to assist you in locating and accessing dissertations and theses through the Jessie C. Eury Library.

TREN (Theological Research Exchange Network) indexes dissertations and theses from over 125 institutions.  These items may be searched directly via the TREN interface or via the Jessie C. Eury Library catalog.

TREN Documents in the LCU Library Catalog

When searching for TREN documents in LCU Discovery, use Advanced Search.

Search for TREN and the topic of your choice

Please note that TREN indexes both doctoral projects AND Theses. You may wish to include D. Min. in your search to find only D. Min. projects.

Select a title to view more information or click Available online to download the item.

All users will be asked to log-in with their LCU username and password before viewing the TREN document.  The document is a PDF file which may be saved to a personal device or printed for personal use.

Search TREN

When searching the TREN interface, you will see a search screen with several options including Search for Theses/Dissertations.

Enter a search term in one or more of the text boxes.  Entering items in multiple text boxes improves your search when looking for a known item.

After completing one of the above searches:

Click the down arrow to sort search results by author, school, or degree.

Click on any word to begin a new search for that term.

Obtaining TREN Documents

Many TREN documents are available through LCU Discovery.  The Jessie C. Eury Library recommends searching LCU Discovery for Items found using the TREN Interface.  

Items not found in the Jessie C. Eury Library may be downloaded via TREN and will be added to LCU Discovery.

Add this item to the LCU Subscription

We ask that you use the preview option to review items prior to downloading. Your assistance in preferencing DMin projects from the last year or two is appreciated.