Library Home > Research Resources > Open Access Resources > Dissertations & Theses

Dissertations & Theses

United States | International


United States

American Doctoral Dissertations - digitized index of nearly 100,000 dissertations from 1933 to 1955.

Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE) - one of the World's most voluminous search engines especially for academic open access web resources. To limit your search to theses and dissertations, use the Advanced Search option.

Digital Commons Network – free collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.

ERIC - online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.

Naval Postgraduate School Thesis and Dissertation Collection - includes publicly accessible NPS Theses, Dissertations, MBA Professional Reports, Joint Applied Projects and other NPS degree-earning written works. 

Open Access Theses and Dissertations
- index of over 1.6 million electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). To the extent possible, the index is limited to records of graduate-level theses that are freely available online.

PhD Data: The Universal Index of Doctoral Dissertations in Progress - database of doctoral dissertation in progress around the world, with an aim is to avoid duplications in doctoral dissertations. Requires registration

PQDT Open - easily locate open access dissertations and theses relevant to your discipline, and view the complete text in PDF format.




Biblioteca Digital de Teses e Dissertacoes - search tool for accessing electronic dissertations and theses produced in Brazilian universities. Available only in Portuguese

Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE) - one of the world's most voluminous search engines especially for academic open access web resources. To limit your search to theses and dissertations, use the Advanced Search option.

Dissonline - since July 1998 the German National Library has collected online dissertations and post-doctoral theses. Available only in German

DIVA - portal is a finding tool and an institutional repository for research publications and student theses written at 34 Scandinavian universities. Use the Advanced Search – student theses tab to search. Mostly Swedish and Norwegian

Electronic Theses Online Service (EThOS) - access to the full text of electronically over 350,000 doctoral theses from the United Kingdom.

Latin America Cybertesis - portal for accessing full text electronic dissertations and theses from several Latin American countries. Available only in Spanish

National ETD Portal - provides access to electronic dissertations and theses produced in South Africa.

New Zealand Educational Theses database - more than 10,000 doctoral, masters and diploma theses in education topics about New Zealand and by New Zealanders.

Memoire Online - full text dissertations completed at African and French universities. Available only in French

Repositório Científico de Acesso Aberto de Portugal (RCAAP) - thousands of journal articles, conference papers, and thesis and dissertations distributed by several Portuguese repositories. Available only in Portuguese

Theses Canada - acquires and preserves a comprehensive collection of electronic and microfiche Canadian theses.

Theses malgaches en ligne - theses and dissertation from public universities in Madagascar, available in html or PDF format. Available only in French

Trove - free repository of Australian books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more, including almost a million Australian theses. Use the Advanced Search to limit to theses.