This community houses work produced by South Dakota State University graduate students. The collection includes both born digital ETDs, and digitized versions of printed theses and dissertations from 1883 to 2012.
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    Theses/Dissertations from 1993

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    Nurse Caring Behaviors Perceived as Most Important and Least Important by Adult Patients with Cancer, Pamila L. VanMeeteren

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    Control of Common Carp in the Heron Lake Watershed, Minnesota, Donovan D. Verrill

    Theses/Dissertations from 1992

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    Reduced-fat Cheddar Cheese from Condensed Milk, Debra L. Anderson

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    Reduced-Fat Cheddar Cheese from Condensed Milk, Debra L. Anderson

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    Movements, Survival, and Habitat Use of Mallard Broods Hatched from Predator Reduced Nesting Habitats in Eastern South Dakota, Peter J. Bergmann

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    An Evaluation of Corn and Sorghum as a Winter Food Source for Ring-necked Pheasants, Todd R. Bogenschutz

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    Accelerated Ripening of Reduced-Fat Cheddar Cheese from Condensed Milk, Randall L. Brandsma

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    The Influence of Agricultural Chemicals on Aquatic Invertebrate Biodiversity and Genetic Diversity in Northern Prairie Wetlands, Mark A. Brinkman

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    The Relationship of a Hospital Merger to Elicited Moods and Feelings of the Merging and Merged Professional Nursing Staff, Goldie Burnham

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    The Relationship Between Practice Setting Chracteristics and Health Promotion Activities of Family Nurse Practicioners, Jill J. Christie

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    An Assessment of Wood Duck Distribution, Abundance and Riparian Breeding Pair Habitats in South Dakota, Paul F. Coughlin

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    Growth and Viability of Bifidobacterium Bifidum in Cheddar Cheese, Panyam Dinakar

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    Needs of the Primary Family Caregiver of Cancer Clients During the Intermediate Phase of Illness, Lori L. Doeschot

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    Habitat Selection and Movement of Pallid Sturgeon in Lake Sharpe, South Dakota, Jonathan D. Erickson

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    Influence of Oilseeds on Ruminal Microbial Populations and Fermentation Patterns in Vivo and in Rumen-simulating Fermenters, Russ J. Fisher

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    Bioenergetics and Life History of Rainbow Smelt in Lake Oahe, South Dakota, Chris Edward Freiburger

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    Perception of Life Expectancy and Patterns of Health-Promoting Lifestyles of Young Adults, Bette J. Gustafson

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    The Relationship between Affirmatory and Disaffirmatory Communication and Self-satisfaction among Pregnant Women, Lori J. Hanson

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    Effects of Rodeo Herbicide on Aquatic Invertebrates and Fathead Minnows, Catherine J. Henry

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    Feasibility of Indexing Largemouth Bass Population Density Using Electrofishing Catch Rate and Water Conductivity Measurement, Tracy D. Hill

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    Fathead Minnows, Aquatic Invertebrates, and Mallard Duckling Interactions in Man-Made Ponds, Todd A. Hoernmann

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    Food Habits of Walleyes in Lake Oahe, South Dakota, Jeffrey J. Jackson

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    No Code and the Role of the Nurse: The Perception of the Older Adult, Rhonda Jensen

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    What Nursing Students Perceive as the Caring Ethic, Elizabeth A. Johnson

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    Influence of Rainbow Smelt Predation on Zooplankton Community Composition in Lake Oahe, South Dakota, Kim S. Karnitz