Friday, February 15, 2008

Dissertations and These Sites

Here is a list of dissertation and theses search sites I have found. Feel free
to use or adapt the list for your own purposes.

Free Dissertations/Theses Sites

Abes: Agence Bibliographique de l'Enseignement Superieur Citations to French

Australian Digital Theses Program This site provides both
citation and full-text access to a few thousand theses and dissertations
published in Australia.

The British Library The British
Library provides access to citations of theses from British universities (most
doctoral theses from the early 1970s onward), from the United States (475,000
doctoral theses), and from Canada (several hundred doctoral theses from 1980

Center for Research Libraries Twenty thousand doctoral
dissertations from outside of the United States and Canada are searchable from
this site. Items can be ordered through ILL by students, faculty, and staff.

Cybertheses Cybertheses
allows access to citations of French dissertations from 1972 to the present.

Digital Library and Archives Digital Library
and Archives allows searching for citations and abstracts of over 6,700 theses
and dissertations. Free full-text access is provided for over 4,500 of these

Directory of Dissertations in Progress "The Directory contains
3,804 dissertations in progress at 170 academic departments in Canada and the
U.S." This is a citation database of dissertations in progress in the area of
history. has just a few
hundred dissertations and theses in its collection, but the site allows free,
full-text access to the first twenty-five pages of each item.

Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology This is an
international database of citations for dissertations in musicology that
contains over 12,000 records. Dissertations are from approximately 1950 to the

NDLTD - Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations NDLTD provides access to citations from thousands of
digital dissertations and theses that are in PDF format. A significant number
of these resources are freely available in full-text and can be viewed online.

PhdData: The Universal Index of Dissertations in Progress
PhdData has citations from several thousand dissertations in progress from
various parts of the world.

Proquest Digital Dissertations Proquest
provides the past two years of citations and abstracts in their Digital
Dissertations database at no cost.

Theses Canada Portal
Theses Canada provides access to bibliographic citations for all the theses in
the National Library of Canada Theses Collection. Access to full-text theses is
available for all items published between January 1, 1998 to August 31, 2002.

Theses Link Collection This site gives
links to dissertation/theses search sites in many different countries, including
Austria, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, and Norway.

TREN: Theological Research Exchange Network TREN provides
citations to 6,800 theological theses/dissertations and conference papers.
Items can then be purchased through this site. The opening page actually states
that they have 10,000 theses/dissertations, but the search page allows searching
of 6,800 items.

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