and Obtaining Dissertations
In addition to ProQuest's Dissertations
and Theses Full Text subscription database, there are numerous
public Web sites that provide varying
on dissertations and theses worldwide. The Web site may provide citations only, or citations
and abstracts. Some include some full
text. Most provide information on completed dissertations though
some provide information on dissertations that are "in
Agence Bibliographique de l'Enseignement Superieur http://www.abes.fr/abes/DesktopDefault.aspx?Loupe=Moin
Provides citations to French dissertations.
Australian Digital Theses Program
Provides citations and full-text for a few thousand
theses and dissertations published in Australia.
The British Library
Provides citations of theses from
British universities (most doctoral theses from the early 1970s onward),
the United States (475,000 doctoral theses), and from Canada (several
hundred doctoral theses from 1980 forward).
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,
Provides citations of French dissertations from
1901 to the present.
Digital Library and Archives
Provides citations and abstracts of
over 6,700 theses and dissertations. Free full-text access is provided
for over 4,500 of these items.
of Dissertations in Progress http://www.historians.org/pubs/dissertations/index.cfm
Provides citations of dissertations "in progress" in the area of history
from the U.S. and Canada.
Includes only a few hundred dissertations and theses, but provides
free, full-text access to the first twenty-five pages
of each item.
Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology
Provides citations for dissertations in musicology from approximately
1950 to the present. International in scope.
NDLTD - Networked Digital Library
of Theses and Dissertations http://www.ndltd.org
Provides citations from thousands of digital
dissertations and theses that are in PDF format. Many are freely available
in full-text and can be viewed online.
PhdData: The Universal Index
of Dissertations in Progress http://www.phddata.org
Provides citations from several thousand dissertations
"in progress" from various parts of the world.
Provides the past two years of citations and abstracts at no cost.
NSU also subscribes to the full version of ProQuest's Dissertations
and Theses - Full Text database.
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Theses Canada Portal
Provides access to bibliographic citations for all the
theses in the National Library of Canada Theses Collection. Provides
full-text for theses published between
January 1, 1998 to August 31, 2002.
TREN: Theological Research Exchange Network
Provides citations to 6,800 theological theses/dissertations and conference
papers. Items can then be purchased.