Theses and dissertations are scholarly essays incorporating original research on a topic and are usually written as part of the requirements for a graduate degree.
How to Find University of Guelph Theses
2010 to Present
- Search The Atrium where content is free and electronically accessible to anyone
1998 to Present
1997 to Present
- Search Dissertations and Theses (ProQuest) for full text electronic dissertations and theses
- Only citations & abstracts are available prior 1997
- Search by keyword, title, advisor or school, or browse by subject
Guelph Theses & Dissertations
- Microform or paper versions are catalogued in Primo
- A paper copy of all theses published prior to 2011 is held in Annex storage
- A microform copy is located in a cabinet on the first floor in the Data Resource Centre
- Find theses catalogued in Primo
- Search by author, title, keyword, or department with the phrase - "University of Guelph thesis”
- Theses do not circulate
- To use the paper copy in the Library, place a hold on the Annex copy
How to Find Other Dissertations
Borrow non-UG Theses
- To borrow a thesis, see if a circulating copy is available
Search RACER (interlibrary loan) and fill out a request form
- If you do not find the item click the "Blank Request Form" link in the RACER database.
Buy Your Own Copy of a Thesis
- If the title you want is not available on loan, purchase a copy online via Dissertation Express. The purchase is not subsidised by the Library.
Henriette Renie was a creative and bold woman in the French musical world at the turn of the twentieth century. She began her career as a child prodigy on the harp, and the success she achieved from this enabled her to further her scope of interests into the fields of teaching and composing. As a concert harpist she elevated the status of the harp from an instrument for dilettantes to an important solo concert instrument. Quickly frustrated with the antiquated and limited repertoire that existed, she turned to composition. Her original works for harp are comprised of virtuosic compositions for her own performances and simpler pieces for beginning harpists. Renie also expanded the harp's repertoire by transcribing works for solo harp and harp ensemble. This thesis explores Renie as a performer, teacher, and composer, and analyzes two of her important compositions, Legende and Concerto in C Minor.