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Thesis and Dissertation Office - Find a Manuscript


Find a Thesis 

  • To locate the printed copy of a CSULB Thesis in the Library, search COAST by author or by title
  • To identify theses written at CSULB by subject or by department, use the keyword search in COAST (e.g., long beach thesis and social work).
  • If you are a current member of the CSULB community, you can also search CSULB theses published since 1973 via our Dissertations and Theses database. CSULB theses published since 1997 are available for free downloading (full text) via this database. CSULB theses published prior to 1997 can be purchased through the Dissertations and Theses database or can be viewed in print in the Library.
  • If you are not a current member of the CSULB community, you can access full text versions of CSULB theses published since 2009 via the ProQuest PQDT Open Access database. Be aware that there is a period of about six weeks between the delivery of the manuscript to ProQuest and its online availability. Also, the thesis author may set up an embargo of six months to two years that prohibits public access to a document during the embargo. To access a CSULB thesis published in 2008 or earlier, you should ask your own library to request the thesis through Interlibrary Services or you can go to the ProQuest dissertations website and purchase a copy.


Congratulations to 2015 Outstanding Thesis Award winners!

May your achievement inspire all upcoming thesis authors!

College of Health and Human Services

Lizette Alvarez, Health Science - Pubertal Differences in Psychosocial Determinants of Physical Activity in Minority Middle School Girls

Ju-An Broyles, Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program - A Culturally Sensitive Provider Script for Use With Hypertensive Chinese Americans (Outstanding Project Award; this paper is on file with the lead university in the consortium, California State University, Fullerton)

Alison Tedrow, Family and Consumer Sciences - Effects of a Cognitive Dissonance-Based Eating Disorder Prevention Program Among College Students

Brittney Widler, Family and Consumer Sciences - Development of a Successful Aging Through Geriatric Nutrition and Physical Activity Curriculum for Residents of Continuing Care Retirement Communities (Outstanding Project Award)

College of Liberal Arts

John Andrew F. Galleta, Psychology - From Injustice to Retaliation: The Mediating Role of Identity Threat

John Joseph Haberstroh, History - Opposing the Panhellenist: The Oligarchic Resurgence in Athens, 413-411

Shouhei J. Tanaka, English - The Plastic in the Garden: Material Ecopoetics of Evelyn Reilly's Styrofoam

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Roy Valentine Hernandez, Chemistry and Biochemistry - Ordered Opening of the LDL Receptor Binding and High Affinity Lipid Binding Domains of Human Apolipoprotein E3 as Revealed by Fluorescence Polarization and Mass Spectrometry

Mark Ian Lohmann, Physics and Astronomy - Calculation of Neutral Weak Nucleon Form Factors with ADS/QCD Correspondence

Dustin Steven Pluta, Mathematics and Statistics - Subgroup Analysis Based on Prognostic and Predictive Gene Signatures for Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Early Stage Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer Patients

Weston Rivers Spivia, Biological Sciences - Complement Protein C1q Promotes Macrophage Anti-Inflammatory M2- Like Polarization During the Clearance of Atherogenic Lipoproteins

College of the Arts

Kari A. Duffield, Art - Hieronymous Bosch in Context: A Re-Evaluation of the Artist Through the Enlightened Thinking of Desiderius Erasmus


2014 Outstanding Thesis Award Winners

 College of Health and Human Services

Barbara Aron, Nursing - The Relationship Between Vaginal pH and Human Papilloma Virus in the Genital Tracts of Premenopausal Females, Ages 18-50 (Outstanding Project Award)

Brittany Lieu, Social Work - A Policy Analysis of the Trafficking victims Protection Act of 2000 (Outstanding Project Award)

Rosa Ramirez, Social Work - Ex-Offender's Experience of Reintegration from Imprisonment

James Salassi, Kinesiology - The Acute Effects of Various High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Protocols on Cardiopulmonary and Metabolic Function

College of Liberal Arts

Erin Michelle Arendse, English- A Textual Caribbean: Voices of the Multitude in Junot Diaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Arturo Garcia, Psychology - Long-Term Shifts in Adolescent Nicotine Reward Following Early Methylphenidate Exposure in Male and Female Rats

Tully MacKay-Tisbert, Anthropology - Continuities of Violence and Vulnerability: An Ethnographic Study of Supportive Housing for the Homeless

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Kady Lyons, Biological Sciences - Bioaccumulation and Maternal Offloading of Organochlorine Contaminants in Elasmobranchs Using the Round Stingray (Urobatis halleri) as a Model

Garrett J. McKay, Chemistry and Biochemistry - Reactivity of Hydroxyl Radical with Organic Matter

Heather Marie Strickland, Geological Sciences - Fracture Networks and Mechanical Stratigraphy in the Monterey-Equivalent Pismo Formation and Its Relationships to Primary Sedimentology and Stratigraphy at Montana de Oro State Park, California

Hanming YuanPhysics and Astronomy - Magneto Optical Kerr Effect Measurement of Double Exchange Spring System

College of the Arts

Damaris Leal, Art - Decolonizing Chicana Art: The Work of Santa Barraza, Amalia Mesa-Bains, and Alma Lopez