Answered By: Desk Reference Last Updated: Sep 22, 2016
Theses by current or former University of Winnipeg, Wesley College, or United College students may be found in a variety of places. However, at present, there is no single source from which all U of W theses can be obtained. A listing of potential locations for theses is outlined below.
1. WinnSpace - The University of Winnipeg's Institutional Repository, WinnSpace, contains several documents authored by members of the University of Winnipeg community and has a special section devoted to theses. Winnspace will be updated frequently, so if a particular thesis isn't there one day, check back later.
2. Archives - The Archives at the University of Winnipeg may hold many theses, particularly those that are older, such as those produced by the students of Mantioba College, Wesley College, or United College. However, the Archives will not have all older theses in their collection.
3. The Department the Thesis was From - Visiting the department for which the thesis was written, especially for those theses from more recent years, is likely to be one of the best ways to get your hands on a University of Winnipeg thesis. Most departments will keep a copy of a thesis for their own records for at least ten years; talk to a professor or departmental secretary about accessing them.
4. The Library - The University of Winnipeg Library houses copies of some, but not all, U of W theses in its Main Stacks. To view the Library's entire collection of theses use the Classic Catalogue's Advanced Keyword Search and following the steps listed below:
i) Select "Note:" from the drop-down menu beside "Any Field:"
ii) Type "Thesis" in the blank search field beside "Note:"
iii) Include other information in the other search fields if searching for a thesis on a specific subject or by a specific author
iv) In the blank search field beside "Publisher:" near the bottom of the search form type: "University of Winnipeg" OR "Manitoba College" OR "United College" (including the quotation marks) or include the individual institutions of interest in quotations marks.
v) Click the "Submit" button to receive the results.
5. Author - If you are unable to find the thesis you are looking for, you may consider contacting the author of the thesis (assuming they are still alive) as they will likely have a copy. Please remember, if you do choose to do this, they are under no obligation to help you.