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Researching ODU History


Bookman, Steven and Richie, Jessica. Old Dominion University (The Campus History Series)Charleston, SC.: Arcadia Publishing, 2017.

Bridges, Maggie, et. al. Old Dominion University: From the Great Depression to the New Millennium, 1930-2000. Norfolk, Va.: Old Dominion University Office of Institutional Advancement, 2000.

Rutyna, Richard. Old Dominion University: Heritage and Horizons. Norfolk, Va.: Donning, 1987.

Sweeney, James R. Old Dominion University: A Half-Century of Service. Norfolk, Va.,: Old Dominion University, 1980.

ODU Theses and Dissertations

Special Collections houses the original, signed copy of each ODU thesis or dissertation. All theses and dissertations written after 1979, and some earlier, have circulating copies in the general collection under call number LD4331. All are entered into the library online catalog by author, title, and subject. To find theses/dissertations for a particular department, do a title search in the online catalog under: Old Dominion University theses (name of degree).

Starting in Fall 2016, all ODU theses and dissertations are only available electronically through the institutional repository, ODU Digital Commons.

Note: Electronic full text versions of all ODU dissertations published after 1980 (and some earlier as early as 1976) are available through Dissertations & Theses @ ODU.

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