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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    ETDS from 1967

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    Feedlot Performance of Heifers as Affected by Spaying and Hormone Treatment, Lowell James Nygaard

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    Interaction of Shear and Bending on Light Gage Steel Diaphragms, Chandrakant D. Patel

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    Incomplete Neurological Development as a Root of Reading Problems: A Classroom Teacher's Approach, Helen B. Prokes

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    The nature and the Influence of the Work of the Information and Education Section, South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks, Edward Riedl

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    A Comparison of the Social Criticism in Melville's Typee and Thoreau's Walden, Mary Riedy

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    An Analysis of the Production Output Difference Between an 11-pica and a 15-pica Line Width When Type is Set by the TTS Method, Larry E. Rolufs

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    Lipid Mobilization in Beef and Rabbits as Affected by Marketing-induced Stress or ACTH-induced Stress, John R. Romans

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    The Effect of Interval Running in Water on leg Strength and Circulorespiratory Efficiency, Ronald J. Schlekeway

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    Turbulent Velocity and Temperature in the Mixing Region of Two Parallel Airstreams, Olin Thomas Sessions

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    A Study of the Equalization Formula of South Dakota's Minimum Foundation Program, Arthur K. Shaver

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    Mist Irrigation for the Improvement of the Climate for Cool Season Crops, Jerry Lee Spears

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    The Effect of an Interval Running Program on Circulorespiratory Efficiency, Body Adipose Tissue, and Body Weight of College Freshman Women, Nona Marie Stamp

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    A Study of Selected Demographic Factors Associated with Population Change in Incorporated Rural Communities of South Dakota, James R. Stewart

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    Experimental Analysis of Free Convection Heat Transfer From a Nonisothermal Plate, Lloyd Edwin Stoebner

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    A Survey of School Districts in Boyd County, Nebraska, 1965-1966, Robert Stuerman

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    Effects of Orally Administered Sodium D-thyroxine upon Pregnancy Progression in Euthyroid Rabbits and its Effect Upon the Newborn, Gary A. Thibodeau

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    Acetylene inhibition of Nitrogen Fixation by Klebsiella pneumoniae M5al, Robert L. Todd

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    A Study of Seventh and Eighth Grade Home Economics Programs in South Dakota with Implications for Curriculum Development, Lacquita Olson Wagner

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    Web Buckling of Delta Girders, Franklin P. Wang

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    Supplemental Vitamins in the Drinking Water for Early Weaned Pigs and Growing Rats, Marvin Eugene Wastell

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    The Velocity of the Baseball Batting Swing as Affected by the Addition of a Select Resistance Exercise of a Traditional Pre-season Weight Training Program, Harold George Wertich

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    Self-estimate of Proficiency in Parliamentary Procedure by Members of the 1967 South Dakota State Legislature, Richard F. Whitman

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    Sudangrass Studies: Yield, HCN Value, Nitrate Content, and Grazing Systems, Don T. Winch

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    Consumer Evaluation of a New Low-Fat Spread-Type Dairy Product, Walter W. Wosje

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    Yield Components of Spring Oats as Affected by Seeding Rate and Fertility Level, Robert Yung-Yen Yeh