Brown University Library Special Collections

Tips & Tools: How do I search for a thesis?

Posted by Jennifer Betts on March 25, 2011

How do I search for a thesis?

To locate an undergraduate or master’s thesis:

  • Go to Josiah (
  • Select Call Number
  • Change the type of call number to Other Brown Call Numbers
  • Search for the call number:
    • Honors thesis: 1-N HO
    • Master’s thesis: 1-N M
  • If you are trying to locate a thesis from a particular year, search for the call number with the year:
    • Honors thesis: 1-N HO YYYY
    • Master’s thesis: 1-N MYYYY

All theses are stored off-site unless they contain Brown University content.  Select Request This to have a thesis sent to the John Hay Library and placed on reserve in your name.