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 1990

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    Effects of Common Carp and Black Bullheads on Sago Pondweed, Bret F. Kolterman

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    Waterfowl Breeding Pair and Brood Usage of Oxbows and Riverine Habitats on the James River, Scott V. Larson

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    The Relationship of Knowledge, Health Beliefs and Health Behaviors in Osteoporosis Prevention of College-Age Women, Joanne Mehlhaff

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    Evaluation of Smallmouth Bass Introductions in South Dakota Lakes, Craig L. Milewski

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    Composition and Consumer Acceptance of Frozen Yogurts Utilizing Whey Protein Concentrates, Licole Jennifer Opdahl

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    The Effect of Back Massage of Anxiety Level Among Elderly Residents in a Long-term Care Facility, Janice M. Patterson

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    Patient Falls in the Acute Care Setting: An Institutional Analysis, Clare R. Pittman

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    Waterfowl Use and Production of Artificial Nesting Structures and Hay Bales in South Dakota, James D. Ray

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    Evaluation of Two Different types of Preoperative Instruction of Learning and Anxiety, Janet L. Reich

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    Evaluation of Diploid and Triploid Rainbow Trout in South Dakota Ponds, David C. Simon

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    A Life Experience: Making a Health Care Treatment Decision, Deborah A. Soholt

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    Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose: A Comparison of Diabetes Educator Instruction Versus Self-instruction, Diane B. Trapp

    Theses/Dissertations from 1989

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    Evaluation of a Power Plant Reservoir as a Fingerling Walleye Rearing Facility, Louis N. Berg

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    Evaluation of the Big Stone Power Plant Cooling Reservoir as a Source of Largemouth Bass and Bluegill Broodstock, Edward A. Bettross

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    Effects of Health Promotion on Exercise of Self-care Agency in Independent Older Adults, Rebecca J. Blue

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    Education Needs of New Mothers: A Comparison of Prenatal and Postnatal Women's Perceptions, Carla J. Dieter

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    Effects of Ivermectin on Lungworm Infection and Lamb Survival of Bighorn Sheep in Custer State Park, South Dakota, Thomas G. Easterly

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    Production and Flow Cytometric Identification of Triploid Walleyes, Rebecca R. Ewing

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    Cheddar Cheese Manufactured from Condensed Milk, Steve J. Foster

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    Calcium Intake of Nursing Home Residents, Paula Goddard

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    The Relationship of Wetland Characteristics to Avian Cholera (Pasteurella Multocida) Outbreaks in the Rainwater Basin Area of Nebraska, Christine Constance Gordon

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    Response By Upland Nesting Birds to Three Rejuvenation Treatments Applied to Two Types of Seeded Nesting Cover in Eastern South Dakota, Donald Paul Kemner

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    Effects of Introduced Muskrat Populations on Emergent Vegetation in South Dakota Wetland, Michael Lynn Kjellsen

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    Nurses' Stress, Support, and Need for a Support Group: A Comparison of Critical Care and Surgical Nurses, Lois J. McMahon

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    Lactational Evaluation of Ruminally Protected Methionine in Diets Containing Extruded Soybeans and Urea, Ronald L. Munneke