MI theses

This bibliography lists all known theses and final research papers produced by students as an optional degree requirement for the following degree designations:

  • Master of Information (MI): 2010 – present
  • Master of Information Studies (MISt): 1995 – 2010
  • Master of Information Science (MIS): 1988 – 1998
  • Master of Library Science (MLS): 1963 – 1995

Links to electronic and print copies of theses are provided where available. The Inforum collects print archival copies of theses completed before 2009.

Author last name

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A

Abrishamkar, Sadra. (2013). Goal-oriented know-how mapping (MI thesis). University of Toronto.

Ali, Natasha. (2011). Information and decision making processes leading to corporate failure: Enron and red flags (MI thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

Ambler, Scott William. (1994). The design of a portable meeting enhancement tool (MIS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Anderson, Milo. (2014). Bread or circuses? Parsing representative and representational democratic discourse on U.S. political blogs (MI thesis). University of Toronto.

Athanasiu, Eva. (2016). Survivance stories: Indigenous resistance and cultural labour in Canada (MI thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

Austin, Zubin. (1997). The pharmaceutical industry and disease state management : An information strategy in context (MIS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

B

Babcock, Glenys. (1979). The influence of selected reading materials on school children's attitudes toward Canadian Indians (MLS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Batts, Michael. (1974). On the feasibility of citation indexes in the humanities (MLS research report). University of Toronto. 1974. Find it in print.

Beckman, Margaret. (1969). Documentation system for the organization of government publications within a university library (MLS thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Bélanger, Marie-Eve. (2010). The annotative practices of graduate students: tensions & negotiations fostering and epistemic practice (MI thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

Benjamin, Alison. (2010). Making conformance work (MI thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

Bialkowski, Voytek (2011). Navigating textual space (MI thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

Boa, Krista. (2003). Smart card, weak effort?: Consultation in the Ontario smart card project (MISt thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Boon, Natalie. (1998). Faculty adoption of computer and Internet technology in environmental studies at the University of Toronto (MISt research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Bowles, George E. (1983). The validity of historio-bibliography in the developing sciences : The case of library science (MLS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Brown, Barbara E. (1968). Records and procedures in the technical services department of the Library of Parliament (MLS thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Burwasser, Suzanne M. (1973). Some characteristics of library science periodicals : An investigation of authorship, subject matter, and citations (MLS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

C

Callahan, Alison Victoria. (2009). Contextual cocitation: Augmenting cocitation analysis and its applications (MISt thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Camisso, Jamon. (2010). Embedding metadata: Exploring the ontology of hybrid digital material object (MI thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Carrier, Lois Jacqueline. (1968). Undergraduate use of reserve material in six selected subjects (MLS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Carter, Rodney George Simpson. (2005). The other archives : The archival value of photographs of anonymous people (MISt thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Chan, Juliana. (1995). An evaluation of displays of bibliographic records in OPACs in Canadian academic and public libraries (MIS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Chang, Li. (1995). Query language translation for multiple retrieval systems (MIS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Chien, Elise H. M. (2005). Informing and involving newcomers online : Users' perspectives of Settlement.org (MISt thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Cocca, Christopher. (2007). Towards improved visual support for i* modelling (MISt thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Colquhoun, Joan. (1978). An exploratory bibliometric analysis of the literature of music history (MLS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

coons, virginia (ginger). (2011). Colour standardization: Its past and a possible future (MI thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

Cooper, Danielle. (2011). “Big gay library”: Ethnography of the Pride Library at UWO (MI thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

Cybulski, Alexander. (2014). Playing spy games: A surveillant platform study of Microsoft's Xbox 360(MI thesis). University of Toronto.

Cyr, Sylvio. (2009). The effect of personality differences, knowledge types, and sharing targets on the psychological costs and benefits perceived in knowledge sharing decision situations (MISt thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in print or T-Space.

D

D'Angelo, Maria Elisabeth. (2001). Chained books, disciplined readers: Exploring the institutional context of reading (MISt research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Deng, Xiao Xue. (2006). Intentional modeling for enterprise architecture: Managing knowledge about "why" to support change (MISt thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Detlor, Brian T. (1994). An integrative approach to determining information needs and uses: A case study of a natural gas marketing firm (MIS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Di Monte, Lauren. (2015). The blinking eye: Biometrics and the technologization of privacy (MI thesis). University of Toronto.

Dow, Rustam. (2012). Exploring the links between end-user support sources, characteristics, and activities and EMR success in Ontario primary care (MI thesis). University of Toronto.

Dube, Richard J. (1983). Determining the roles of the monograph in a developing discipline: A citation analysis of the monograph literature in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 1970-1981 (MLS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Dupuis, Rachel M. (2001). "Touch her right here" versus "him and his G-spot":  How different are portrayals of the opposite sex in men's and women's magazines? (MISt research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Dutton, Ian R. (1979). The communication of technological innovation through literature: An investigation to determine how information about technological innovation diffuses through literature until it reaches the literature of library and information science (MLS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

E

Evans, Karen. (1982). York University Libraries contingency planning manual: A guide to construction and implementation (MLS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

F

Fichter, Darlene. (1987). Report of an exploratory study investigating the non-resident use of public library collections (MLS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Foster, H. Marie. (1977). An investigation into the philosophical models of librarianship conveyed to students in professional schools of library science (MLS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Fournier-Tombs, Eleonore. (2013). A new architecture of the public sphere: Online deliberation at the Liberal Party of Canada's 2011 Extraordinary Convention (MI thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

Fraser, Darla Ellen. (2004). Information, parenting, and childhood development (MISt thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Frohmann, Bernd Peter. (1981). A bibliometric analysis of the literature of cataloguing and classification (MLS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Furness, Colin David. (1999). Paper versus computer screen presentation: Quality and credibility judgements of text documents (MISt research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

G

Gamba Bari, Antonio. (2010). Critical assessment of customization discourse in information systems design (MI thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

Ghajar-Khosravi, Shadi. (2008). An evaluation of systems for presenting, endorsing, and evaluating credentials in online communities (MISt thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Gignac, Patrick. (1994). A design of evaluative tools for bibliographic retrieval search sets in on-line public access catalogues (MLS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Gottlieb, Lisa. (2000). User preferences in the classification of electronic bookmarks: Implications for a shared system (MISt research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Govindarajan, U. (1993). Students' perceptions of the library and computer lab support at the Faculty of Library and Information Science, University of Toronto (MIS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

H

d'Haenens, Leen. (1989). Machine translation of non-literary texts (MIS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Hamilton, Evan. (2015). Open for reporting: An exploration of open data and journalism in Canada (MI thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

Hance, Jennifer. (1996). Evaluation of the print and electronic resources of the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (MIS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Harpham, Bruce Thomas. (2009). The role of civil society organizations in the net neutrality debate in Canada and the United States (MISt thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in print or T-Space.

Harris, Gwen. (1994). Business case justification for special libraries (MLS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Haythornthwaite, Caroline. (1992). Communication patterns of a co-located academic research group (MIS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Hilts, Andrew. (2011). A knowledge structuring framework to support the design of social media for online deliberation (MI thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

Howarth, Lynne. (1979). The function of bibliographic searching in the organization of technical services: A study of five medium-sized academic libraries in Ontario (MLS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

J

Jiang, Dongwei. (1993). The methods of analyzing retrieved document sets in information retrieval (MIS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Johnston, Anne Wall. (1978). Retrieval comparison of title keywords vs controlled vocabulary in the subject field of alcoholism (MLS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

K

Kabir, Imran. (2008). Representation and reorganization of Web accessibility guidelines using goal graphs and design patterns (MISt thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in print or T-Space.

Kanarek, Damian R. (1996). Internet content and access control of obscene and offensive materials: Canadian analysis of the present situation and predictions for the future (MIS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Kirby, Penney P. (1997). A preliminary evaluation of the peer support, information and referral service at Willow: The Ontario Breast Cancer Support and Resource Centre (MISt research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Knapp, Margaret Elizabeth Douglas (Basterfield). (1963). Use of films in Canadian libraries (MLS thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Krauss, Armin Martin. (2010). Dynamic categorization: What we can learn from the emergent arrangement of physical artifacts in libraries (MI thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

Kruus, Kaia. (1993). A proposed interface design for a multi-target database searcher (MIS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Kwok-Chung-Yee, Lily. (1993). A dynamic help program for recommending moves in online searching (MIS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

L

Lam, Margaret. (2011). Online music knowledge (MI thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

Langdon, Graeme Hamish. (2012). The info-immersive modalities of film documentarian and inventor Roman Kroitor (MI thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

Lauder, Adam. (2006). Marketing subjects: Bertram Brooker and the vitalist construction of consumer subjectivity (MISt thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Lee, Sze Hang. (2015). A bibliometric analysis of the field of records management: A case study of Records Management Journal, 1989-2013 (MI thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

Li, Thomas. (1994). Vocabulary Assistance System (VAS): Development and evaluation of a multiple thesaurus system (MIS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Li, Yunpeng. (2016). Word representation using a deep neural network (MI thesis). University of Toronto.

Luk, Annie T. (1996). Evaluating bibliographic displays from the users' point of view: A focus group study (MIS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

M

MacLean, Mora. (1979). The use and adaptation of Canadiana subject heading copy in a sample of catalogues (MLS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Mather, David. (1992). A natural language interface to support queries of bibliographic and fulltext databases (MIS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Mathisen, Emily. (2010). A textual analysis of book reviews of critically acclaimed and chick lit novels, 1998-2008 (MI thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

McCaughey, Steve. (1990). Impact of a proposed time and attendance system on a retail company (MIS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

McCord, Curtis. (2016). Making digital polity spaces: Encoding democracy into information systems (MI thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

McDiarmid, Mary. (2004). Survey of hospital library managers' attitudes toward volunteers in Ontario hospital libraries (MISt thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

McKee, Penelope. (1980). Weeding the Forest Hill branch of Toronto Public Library by the Slote method: A test case (MLS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

McKnight, Kirsten J. (2001). The information needs of bone marrow recipients, family and friends: A list-serv compared with traditional resources (MISt research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Mersereau, Michel. (2015). The abiotic Internet: Internet mediation through organizational practice at Na-Me-Res (MI thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

Michaud, Michael. (1978). Obsolescence and scatter: A synchronous citation analysis (MLS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Mittermeyer, Diane. (1977). The literature of library science administration: A citation analysis (MLS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Moneta, Aurelia. (1988). User reaction to an online search assistance system (MIS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print in the Canadian Journal of Information Science, 14 (September 1989): 16-31.

N

Nangalama, Martha Leah. (1995). Computers in retail stores: Point of sale technology and cashier work (MIS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Nasser, Nikoo. (2012). Goal structuring of a knowledge domain (MI thesis). University of Toronto.

Nauman, Laura L. (1993). The adoption of electronic mail in social service agencies: A case study (MIS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Niles, Rebecca. (2012). Thresholds of engagement: Integrating image-based digital resources into textual scholarship (MI thesis). University of Toronto.  Find it in T-Space.

O

Oxford, Gerry. (1998). Developing a model for Web-based distance-learning environments using an object-oriented framework: A case study (MIS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

P

Palikarova, Stella. (2016). The information body: A sociomedical theory of disability and the ethics of the brain-machine interface (BMI). (MI thesis). University of Toronto.

Park, Lucia. (1990). The adoption and implementation of CD-ROM databases: An interview study (MIS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Peco, M. John. (1994). A comparative study of corporate computer training programs: A look at a gas utility and an insurance company (MIS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Piercy, Jocelyn. (2008). Declining participation of female students in computer studies programs at an Ontario college: What stands in their way? (MISt thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Pope, Andrew T. (1974). Bradford's Law and the periodical literature of information science (MLS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Powell, Stefan. (1997). Prototyping of a Web authoring and mounting system for the Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto (MIS research report). Find it in print.

Q

Quirk, Linda E. (2005). E. Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake): A descriptive bibliography (MISt thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

R

Radford-Grant, Carol. (2007). A study of a voyage: Developing archival descriptive standards in Canada from 1987-1996 (MISt thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Rashid, Raisa. (2008). Representing emotions with animated text (MISt thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

Reano, Victor. (1993). Analysis of usage of UTLink: The University of Toronto's online catalogue and information system (MIS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Ree, Robert. (2011). 3D printing: Convergences, fictions, fluidity (MI thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

Rehman, Nuzhat Sameen. (2014). Sharing illness experiences on Twitter: Conversations of parents with children diagnosed with cancer (MI thesis). University of Toronto.

Resch, Gabriel. (2013). Vision-based augmented reality for formal and informal science learning (MI thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

Roberts, Sarah. (2014). The classifying work of immigration policies in Canada: A critical analysis of the temporary foreign workers program and access to settlement services (MI thesis). University of Toronto.

Rockley, Ann. (1997). Impact of multimedia on online documentation: An experimental study (MIS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Russell, Pia. (2004). Information literacy and education policy: An instrumental case study of the Ontario public school curriculum (MISt thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Rutherford, M. Louise. (1998). A case study of the Canadian Health Libraries Association/Association des Bibliothèques de la santé du Canada benchmarking tool kit (MISt research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Ryczanowski, Richard. (1996). Public transit, information technology, and integration: The future of seamless transit in the GTA (MIS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

S

Samstag-Schnock, Uwe. (1990). PBS: An interface module for parsing, Boolean logic recognition, and stemming for the search intermediary: OAK II (MIS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Sanders, David Francis. (1990). Critical corporate information requirements analysis: The development of a methodology (MIS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Sandino, Rene. (1995). Critical success factors for business process reengineering (BPR) in Thomas Cook (MIS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Schrader, Alvin M. (1975). The knowledge bank of library science as indicated by course reading lists in Canadian library schools (MLS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Schrutt, Mark. (2006). Bringing IT back: An analysis and explanation of the causes of IT outsourcing contract terminations (MISt thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Setterington, Kenneth. (1982). The PhD in library administration (MLS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Sharma, Minakshi. (2008). The role of American libraries post-September 11th: Respecting cultural diversity, guarding civil liberties, and advocating dissent (MISt thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Shearman, John. (1970). Title words and indexing terms in social science research reports (MLS thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Shi, Xirong. (1990). Usage of the online library catalogue at the University of Toronto: An analysis of computer monitoring data (MIS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Simonds, Ann L. (2001). Sources of value: Analysis and classification of citations in the recent literature of archival appraisal (MISt research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Siracky, Hailey. (2013). Spiritual journal keeping: An ethnographic study of content, materials, practice and structures (MI thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

Slawek, Anna T. (1996). Bibliographic records for video recordings in online public access catalogues in Canadian public libraries (MISt research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Small, Maryanne. (2016). Examining relationships between heritage management and heritage information within the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse (MI thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

Spence, Hal. (1981). The literature of the automation of library processes: A bibliometric analysis (MLS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Spencer, Bev. (1982). Children's publishing in Canada: The problems (MLS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Stewart, Kathlyn M. (1977). Promotion and library selection (MLS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Stoyanova, Penka I. (1998). Content of bibliographic records for serials: The users' point of view (MISt research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Sugimoto, Sayaka. (2008). Multiculturalism: Discourse analysis of the citizenship and Immigration Canada and Canadian Heritage Websites (MISt thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Sutmoller, Sylvia. (1990). A proposal for the development of a consumer health information service for the province of Ontario (MIS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Sweaney, Wilma P. (1978). An empirical test of the incompatibility of the two formulations of Bradford's Law (MLS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Syed, Hira. (2008). An examination of the co-authorship patterns in medical publications (MISt thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Szurmak, Joanna. (2000). Educational background of Canadian academic science and technology librarians and its perceived significance to the practice of science and technology librarianship (MISt research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

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Taylor, Sharon. (1990). Grateful med as a tool for learning basic search techniques (MLS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Thomson, Leslie Elizabeth Anne. (2010). Information in the home office: An ethnographic study of space, content, management, and use (MISt thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in print or T-Space.

Tracy, Stephen. (2011). Service systems & social enterprise (MI thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

V

Veenema, Fred. (1995). Use of electronic sources of information by Canadian exporters (MIS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Verwijk, Alison. (1981). Political bias and intellectual freedom in Ontario public library collections of Canadian political science literature (MLS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

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Walsh, Robert Benjamin Housley. (2014). Information out in the cold: Exploring the information practice of homeless queer, trans, and two-spirit youth in Toronto (MI thesis). University of Toronto.

Weaver, Kent. (1973). Independence and libraries in West Africa: A study of library development and of education for librarianship in Nigeria (MLS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Wilkinson, Belinda Lee. (2009). Clinical faculty's activities and outputs: An intellectual capital concept map (MISt thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in print or T-Space.

Williams, Patricia A.F. (1978). Application and limitations of Library of Congress Subject Headings in the area of political philosophy: A systematic study (MLS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Wisniowski, Antoni. (1995). An assessment of the effectiveness of a natural language interface for information retrieval (MIS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Wolofsky, J.R. (1979). Rate analysis of citation frequencies to journal articles contained in 12 significant Botany Journals (1974-1977) (MLS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Wong, Matthew A. (2006). Sharing wireless Internet in urban neighbourhoods (MISt thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Wood, Sandra L. (1998). Scenario planning and object-oriented analysis: Tools for analyzing and communicating requirements for an information system (MIS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

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Yeung, Natalie Karis. (2011). Multimedia features in electronic health records: an analysis of vendor websites and physicians' perceptions (MI thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

Yeung, Siu H. (1995). Use of personal digital assistant (PDA) as a text reader/annotator. (MIS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Yoon, James William. (2008). Assessing the relationships among aesthetics, complexity, and usability in treemap visualizations (MISt thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

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Zaramian, Reuben. (2011). Testing the limits of oral narration: A case study on Armenian genocide survivors (MI thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

Zoltai, S. (1995). The twenty-first century Agora: A survey of the attitudes of Canadian archival policy-makers to user fees (MLS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

Zukowski, Mateusz. (2014). Track changes: Identity in version control (MI thesis). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

Zurba, Roman W. (1980). Soviet and North American archaeological literature of the Arctic: Its nature, characteristics and inter-related patterns of use (MLS research report). University of Toronto. Find it in print.

This bibliography was compiled by the Inforum. Last updated in 2016.