Finding Dissertations and Theses

Non-UA dissertations and theses

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global - Includes citations to dissertations and theses from around the world as far back as 1637. Full text of most American and select UK dissertations from 1997 forward (and many from earlier years) can be downloaded.

OATD - Open Access Theses and Dissertations - This is an 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.


Center for Research Libraries - International Doctoral Dissertations Program - A collection of over 800,000 foreign dissertations held by CRL (of which UA Libraries is a member). All dissertations can be most easily searched in the CRL catalog by selecting the Dissertations tab, and then using drop-down searches for country and university. Over 5,000 of these are available as full text online (searchable in the CRL catalog by selecting the e-Resources tab, then limiting by location "Dissertations" in the advanced search). Others may be requested through interlibrary loan for digitization-on-demand.

EThOS (Electronic Theses Online Service, formerly British Library Thesis Service) - Open access database of dissertations from 110 UK institutions. Many are available online, or digitization can usually be requested for free or through CRL. (Registration is required to download.)

Index to Theses - A comprehensive listing of theses with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in Great Britain and Ireland since 1716.


Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) provides a union catalog of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) made available by member institutions in the U.S. and around the world. (Full text is not available for all titles.)


Theses Canada - The central location for finding information about Canadian theses and dissertations. Many from the mid-1990s to the present are freely available electronically as PDF files.


Library of Congress Dissertations and Theses Resources - An annotated list of websites created by the Library of Congress.

Last modified: October 27, 2015