PhD dissertations by date

PhD dissertations completed at the Faculty between 1974 – present are listed below, in order of the year of dissertation completion. See also PhD dissertations by author. Links to electronic and print copies of the dissertations are provided where available. The Inforum collects print archival copies of dissertations completed before 2009.

Year completed

2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011
2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001
2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 1994 | 1993 | 1992 | 1991
1990 | 1987 | 1984 | 1982 | 1981 | 1980 | 1974
 

2017

Farrelly, Glen. (2017). Claiming places: An exploration of people's use of locative media and the relationship to sense of place (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Guzik, Elysia. (2017). Informing identities: Conversion experiences of Muslims in the Toronto area (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

2016

Dupont, Quinn. (2016). An archeology of cryptography: Rewriting plaintext, encryption, ciphertext (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Scarlett, Ashley. (2016). On the matter of the digital in contemporary media art (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Smith, Harrison. (2016). The Mobile distinction: Economies of intimacy in the field of location based marketing (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Stevenson, John Harris. (2016). Hacking the master switch? The role of infrastructure in Google’s network neutrality strategy in the 2000s (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

2015

Allard, Danielle. (2015). Living 'Here' and 'There': Exploring the Transnational Information Practices of Newcomers from the Phillippines to Winnipeg (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

Sheffield, Rebecka Taves. (2015). The Emergence, development and survival of four lesbian and gay archives (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

2014

Dechief, Diane. (2014). Designing names: Requisite identity labour for migrants' be(long)ing in Ontario(PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Hayat, Itzchak (Zack). (2014). Structure, Change over Time, and Outcomes of Research Collaboration Networks: The Case of GRAND (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

Magowan, Candice. (2014). Pound seizure: Legislation and policy debate in American newspapers, 1994-2005 (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Quirke, Lisa. (2014). A Study of the information practices of Afghan newcomer youth in the contexts of leisure and settlement (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

2013

Coppin, Peter. (2013). Perceptual cognitive properties of pictures, diagrams, and sentences: Toward a science of visual information design (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

Lessard, Lysanne. (2013). Co-creating value in knowledge-intensive business services: An empirically-grounded design framework and a modeling technique (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

McPhail, Brenda Jean. (2013). "Let me tell you who I am": A qualitative study of identity and accountability in two electronically-measured call centres (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

Smith, Karen Louise. (2013). Through the social Web: Citizen-led participation in Ontario policy-making (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

Sugimoto, Sayaka. (2013). Support exchange on the Internet: A content analysis of an online support group for people living with depression (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

2012

Evans, Michael Max. (2012). Knowledge sharing behavior: An empirical study of the role of trust and other social-cognitive factors in an organizational setting (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

Totanes, Vernon del Rosario. (2012). History of the Filipino history book (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

2011

Gross, Daniel. (2011). Software architecture decision-making in organizational settings (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

Marton, Christine Francis. (2011). Understanding how women seek health information on the web (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

Szigeti, Stephen James. (2011). The challenge of web design guidelines: Investigating issues of awareness, interpretation, and efficacy (PhD Dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

2010

Chandrashekar, Sambhavi. (2010) Is hearing believing? Perception of online information credibility by screen reader users who are blind or visually impaired (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

Dali, Keren. (2010). The psychosocial portrait of immigration through the medium of reading: Leisure reading and its role in the lives of Russian-speaking immigrants in Toronto (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

Furness, Colin. (2010). Group information behavioural norms and the effective use of a collaborative information system: A case study (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

Golick, Greta. (2010). Frank Nunan and the Guelph Bookbindery: A documentary investigation (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

Graham, Rumi Y. (2010). A multiple case study exploration of undergraduate subject searching (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

McLaren, Scott. (2010). Books for the instruction of the nations: Shared Methodist print culture in Upper Canada and the mid-Atlantic states, 1789-1851 (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space

2009  

Cavanagh, Mary Frances. (2009). Making the invisible visible: Public library reference service as epistemic practice (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or T-Space.

Ferenbok, Joseph. (2009). The identity myth: Constructing the face in technologies of citizenship (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

Fiser, Adam. (2009). The K-Net broadband governance model: How social enterprise integrated public, for-profit, and not-for-profit institutions to enable broadband community networking in Canadian aboriginal high cost serving areas (circa 1997 to 2007) (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

McEwen, Rhonda N. (2009). A world more intimate: Exploring the role of mobile phones in maintaining and extending social networks (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in T-Space.

2008

Dryden, Jean Elizabeth. (2008). Copyright in the real world: Making archival material available on the Internet (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or T-Space.

Freund, Luanne Silvia. (2008). Exploiting task-document relations in support of information retrieval in the workplace (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or T-Space.

Paquette, Scott. (2008). Knowledge management systems and customer knowledge use in organizations (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or T-Space.

Van den Berg, Herman Anthony. (2008). Knowledge-based vertical integration: The nature of knowledge and economic firm boundary location (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or T-Space.

2007

Miller, Margaret Theodora. (2007). Work and agency in an autonomous Women's Knowledge Centre (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Morris, Jane. (2007). Readers' perceptions of lexical cohesion and lexical semantic relations in text (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

2006

Gottlieb, Lisa. (2006). Applying Panofsky's theories of iconographical analysis to graffiti art: Implications for access to images of non-representational/abstract art (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

2005

McGrath, Leslie Anne. (2005). Service to children in the Toronto Public Library: A case study, 1912-1949 (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Qayyum, Muhammad Asim. (2005). Analysing and making sense of the markings placed on electronic documents during private and shared readings (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

2004

Bartlett, Joan Catherine. (2004). Connecting bioinformatics analysis to scientific practice: An integrated information behaviour and task analysis approach (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Quan-Haase, Anabel. (2004). Information brokers and technology use: A case study of a high-tech company (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Sensuse, Dana Indra. (2004). A comparison of manual indexing and automatic indexing in the humanities (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Zuccala, Alesia Ann. (2004). Revisiting the invisible college: A case study of the intellectual structure and social process of singularity theory research in mathematics (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

2003

Johnson, Catherine A. (2003). Information networks: Investigating the information behaviour of Mongolia's urban residents (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.. Find it in print or ProQuest.

MacIntosh-Murray, Anu. (2003). Information behaviour of health care providers for improving patient safety (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

2002

Chan, Donna Camille. (2002). Maintaining professional competence: Impact of organizational and individual factors on the updating activities of public reference librarians (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Dowding, Martin Ridley. (2002). National information infrastructure development in Canada and the U.S.: (Re)defining universal service and universal access in the age of techno-economic convergence (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Stabile, Juliana M. (2002). Toronto newspapers, 1798-1845: A case study in print culture (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Turnbull, Don. (2002). Knowledge discovery in databases of Web use: Data mining for informetric and behavioral models of information seeking on the World Wide Web (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

2001

Stalder, Felix. (2001). Making money: Notes on technology as environment (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Taylor, Shauna. (2001). The impact of downsizing strategies and processes on Ontario academic research libraries (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.      

2000     

Arsenault, Clement. (2000). Word division in the transcription of Chinese script in the titles fields of bibliographic records (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Detlor, Brian. (2000). Facilitating organizational knowledge work through Web information systems: An investigation of the information ecology and information behaviours of users in a telecommunications company (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Kopak, William Richard. (2000). A taxonomy of link types for use in hypertext (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

1999

Buchwald, Cheryl Cowan. (1999). Canada's coalition for public information: A case study of a public interest group in the information highway policy-making process (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Dalbello, Marija. (1999). Croatian diaspora almanacs: A historical and cultural analysis (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

1998

Hudon, Michele. (1998). An assessment of the usefulness of standardized definitions in a thesaurus through interindexer terminological consistency measurements (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Zhang, Xiangmin. (1998). A study of the effects of user characteristics on mental models of information retrieval systems (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

1997

Nilsen, Kirsti. (1997). Social science research in Canada and federal government information policy: The case of Statistics Canada (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Robinson, Cherrell Victoria. (1997). The voluntary reading interests and habits of Jamaican sixth graders (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

1996

Haythornthwaite, Caroline Alison. (1996). Media use in support of communication networks in an academic research environment (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Shubert, Steven Blake. (1996). Subject access to museum objects: Applying the principles of the subject approach to information from library and information science to the documentation of humanities museum collections.(PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Spiteri, Louise Felicie. (1996). Design of an instrument to measure the structural quality of faceted thesauri (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Syed, Christopher. (1996). From CLANN to UNILINC: An automated library consortium from a soft systems perspective (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

1995

Bissell, Mary Eleanor. (1995). Women workers in the Toronto printing trades, 1880-1900 (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Bouthillier, France. (1995). The meaning of service: An ethnographic study of a public library in Quebec (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Yuan, Weijing. (1995). Longitudinal study of end-user searching behaviour of law students in information retrieval (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

1994

Turner, James. (1994). Determining the subject content of still and moving image documents for storage and retrieval: An experimental investigation (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

1993

Choo, Chun Wei. (1993). Environmental scanning: Acquisition and use of information by chief executive officers in the Canadian telecommunications industry (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Hebert, Francoise. (1993). The quality of interlibrary borrowing services in large urban public libraries in Canada (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Kyriaki-Manessi, Daphne. (1993). A subject analysis of Greek language books printed between 1474 and 1669 (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Wilson, Blake Fleming Michael. (1993). An empirical investigation of the semantic warrants exercised in thesaurus construction (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.    

1992   

Olander, Anna Birgitta. (1992). Personal information management in computer science research (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

1991

Beghtol, Clare Lawton. (1991). The classification of fiction: The development of a system based on theoretical principles (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Cubero Venegas, Flor de Ma. (1991). A qualitative approach to the study of information needs of policy makers in Costa Rica (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Dick, Judith Patricia. (1991). A conceptual, case-relation representation of text for intelligent retrieval (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

1990

Howarth, Lynne. (1990). The impact of automation on operations and staffing configurations in cataloguing departments in public libraries: A study of four public library systems in the municipality of Metropolitan Toronto, Ontario, 1970-1986 (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

1988

Hopkins, Richard. (1988). The information seeking behaviour of literary scholars in Canadian universities (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

1984

Mittermeyer, Diane. (1984). The concept of bureaucracy in public library administration: A study of selected organizational variables in two different library settings (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Mudge, Charlotte. (1984). Bargaining unit composition and negotiation outcomes: A study of academic and public library personnel in Ontario (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Savard, Rejean. (1984). A study of the orientation towards the generic and field-specific models of professionalism among public library personnel in Quebec (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

1982

Foster, H. Marie. (1982). Philosophies, practices and policies of book selection in medium-sized libraries in two Canadian provinces, Alberta and Ontario (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Nauratil, Marcia Jeanne. (1982). An investigation into the congruence/incongruence between espoused theory and theory-in-use relating to public library service to older adults in Ontario and New York (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

1981

Amey, Lorne J. (1981). Information seeking activities of adolescents of different socio-economic classes in a Canadian urban centre (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Crouch, Richard Keith. (1981). Interpersonal communication in the reference interview (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

1980

Hambleton, Alixe. (1980). The elementary school librarian in Ontario: A study of role, role perception, role conflict and effectiveness (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.1980. Find it in print or ProQuest.

Phillips, Delores. (1980). Factors in the accessibility of government publications: A study based on land use planning publications for the City of Toronto (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.  

1974 

England, Claire. (1974). The climate of censorship in Ontario: An investigation into attitudes toward intellectual freedom and the perceptual factors affecting the practice of censorship in public libraries serving medium-sized populations (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Find it in print or ProQuest.

The information on this page was compiled by the Inforum. Last updated in February 2017.