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A Guide to Theses & Dissertations

International Theses & Dissertations

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertation

  • A catalogue of over 1 million theses from a variety of North American and International online thesis repositories.
  • ‚ÄčSite indexes and provides full-text access to over 1.6 million electronic theses and dissertations freely available from over 800 institutions worldwide.
  • Includes 750,000+ doctoral dissertations from universities outside N. America.
  • Search for dissertations by keyword(s) or browse by country or awarding insititution.
  • See CRL's dissertations topic guide for more information about this collection.
  • To obtain dissertations from CRL (Center for Research Libraries), submit an interlibrary loan request via RACER.
WorldCat (McMaster users only)

WorldCat (Free version)

  • A catalogue of books, theses and other materials in libraries worldwide.
  • Search by author, title, subject, year and/or keyword(s).
  • On the Advanced Search screen, limit your results to Thesis/dissertation.

Europe - DART-Europe E-thesis Portal

  • ~300,000 Theses from over 400 Universities and 20 European Countries

France -

  • 6000 full-text online theses; 8000 records since 2006; and 65000 in preparation
Germany -
  • Includes dissertations from Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as German-language and foreign-language online dissertations with reference to Germany.

Netherlands - NARCIS

  • ~30,000 electronic theses from the National Academic Research and Collaborations Information System of the Netherlands

United Kingdom - EThOS - British Library Electronic Theses Online Services

  • 250,000+ UK theses hosted by the British Library, from participating institutions. Theses held can potentially go as far back as the 1600s, depending on what is digitized and from whom.

Japan - JAIRO - Japanese Institutional Repositories Online

  • Use the checkboxes below the search bar to limit to theses

Australia - Trove - National Library of Australia

  • Choose advanced search and select 'theses' under format.
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