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European Assoc. for Signal Processing (EURASIP) Lib. of PhD Theses

EURASIP’s library of Ph.D. theses is presently the most extensive collection of doctoral dissertations in all areas of signal processing. 

Cadmus: EUI Research Repository

It contains EUI-members’ academic publications. Cadmus also includes all publications from academic series, such as working paper series and theses written by EUI researchers.

The Thomas Merton Center Dissertations on Thomas Merton

Research on the life and writings of Thomas Merton has been undertaken all over the world on a wide variety of levels which include all theses and dissertations.

Thesica: PhD Theses Collections in various fields

Thesica is a comprehensive digital repository of unpublished PhD Theses that can be used by researchers in any discipline.

 The Inter. Soc. for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Res. (ISPOR)

The ISPOR Digest has 400 databases from 45 countries and consists of key attributes of health care databases. This is an invaluable source of information for health care outcomes researchers around the world.

Selection of Theses in Gravitational Wave Science

The Gravitational Wave International Committee – Thesis Prizes

Outstanding Ph.D. Research in Physical Sciences

Springer has one of the strongest STM and HSS eBook collections and archives, as well as a comprehensive range of hybrid and open access journals.


General Repositories

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)

This includes resources for university administrators, librarians, faculty, students, and the general public latest news and research in the ETD community.


WorldCat connects you to the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.

Open Archives Initiative (OAIster)

OAIster is a union catalog of millions of records that represent open access resources

CiteSeer X: search engine, repository for scientific papers

CiteSeer is an evolving scientific literature digital library and search engine that has focused primarily on the literature in computer and information science.

ProQuest Theses (Since 1861)

The largest single repository of graduate dissertations and theses Includes 3.8 million works.

Center for Research Libraries: Dissertations

CRL’s collections are built by the U.S. and Canadian research universities to identify and preserve unique and uncommon documentation and evidence, and accessibility to researchers in the CRL community

OpenDOAR: Directory of Open Access Repositories

OpenDOAR provides a quality-assured listing of open access repositories around the world. It is maintained by SHERPA Services, based at the Centre for Research Communications at the University of Nottingham.


American Dissertations

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Theses and Dissertations

This collection contains selected theses and dissertations from all MIT departments. 

Harvard Theses Collections

Harvard collection: books, journals, images, maps, archives, manuscripts, scores, music, videos, films, and data. It also includes an enormous articles database, which has content from subscription databases and journals.

Columbia University’s Academic Commons digital repository

Academic Commons is Columbia University’s digital repository where you found over 21699 repositries.

UC Berkely – EECS: Theses and Dissertations

Repositories from 1935 of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science composed from six Universities of California.

DRS: Digital Repository Service

The DRS is a digital archive that collects, manages, preserves, and shares the scholarly, administrative, and archival materials created or acquired by the Northeastern University community

U. New Mexico Lobo Vault Doctoral Dissertations

LoboVault is UNM’s Institutional Repository. It hosts scholarly publications from UNM faculty, graduate student theses and dissertations, UNM administrative records.

USA: Best Dissertation in Public Policy and Management (Awards)

APPAM seeks to recognize emergent scholars in the field by presenting an award for the best Ph.D. dissertation in public policy and management.

Montessori Society Dissertations and Thesis

AMS is a hub of Montessori-related research Dissertations & Theses.

Stanford U Socrates Online Catalogue

SUL includes more than 20 individual libraries across campus, each with a world-class collection of books, journals, films, maps, databases, individual consultation, group classes, and special workshops.

Harvard Physics PhD Dissertations

Harvard PhD Theses in Physics from 2000 to Present.

CaltechTHESIS : California Inst. of Tech. Theses and Dissertations

CaltechTHESIS is part of the Caltech Collection of Open Digital Archives, contains Ph.D., Engineer’s, Master’s, and Bachelor’s/Senior theses authored by Caltech students.

Emory U. Electronic Thesis and Dissertations

The theses and dissertations of the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, a joint department created by Emory University and Georgia Tech.

OhioLINK Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Center

The ETD Center is a database of Ohio’s undergraduate, masters and doctoral theses and dissertations from participating OhioLINK member schools. It contains the abstract for all included theses and dissertations.

ProQuest Public Health (Env. Studies, Nutrition, Health Services)

Full-text core literature on public health, over 500 full-text titles, world view of relevant public health information.

USA: Woods Hole Scientific Community – Aquatic and Marine Science

WHOAS, an institutional repository for intellectual output of the Woods Hole scientific community in digital form.

Architectural history of Richmond, VA

This list of thesis and dissertations focus on the architectural history of Richmond. Most of these were written by VCU graduate students in VCU’s Art History Department.


Asian Dissertations

Japan: CiNii of Japan (NII 論文情報 Scholarly and Academic Information)

CiNii is a database service which can be searched with academic information of articles, Books, Journals & Dissertations held by university libraries in Japan.

Japan: National Diet Library – Online Public Access Catalog

NDL-OPAC is a system that allows you to search and apply materials of the National Diet Library.

Japan: Tokyo Institute of Technology Doctoral Dissertations

This database provides bibliographic information on degree theses which Tokyo Tech Library holds

China: Elect. Theses & Dissert. (inc. Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao)

The contents cover: Humanities, Basic & Applied Sciences, Health & Medical Care, Bio-Agriculture, Engineering, and Social Sciences in U.S.A., Hong Kong, Malaysia, and other countries.

Taiwan: National Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations

A Tiwan repository of the degree granting method, the national library is the only legal subject of the library, and has the responsibility of collecting.

India: Shodhganga – ‘A reservoir of Indian Theses and Dissertations

Provides theindian theses in open access. The repository has the ability to capture, index, store, disseminate and preserve ETDs submitted by the researchers

Korea: Seoul National University Dissertations

Paperback 500 million book data, 100,000 journals and e-journals, Seoul National University Library, which houses the non-book materials of 20 thousand points of the species.

Malaysia: Malaysian Theses Online

It includes the establishment of electronic library network between university libraries, databases and publication delivery services between Malaysian academic libraries.

Malaysia: UDL Theses

A library that contains academic resources of engineering, medical, business, science, islamic and general reference books, theses, dissertations and journals with built in software tools

Japan: Japan Academic Research Database (博士論文書誌データベース)

Japan: University of Tokyo Doctoral Dissertations

This database contains the bibliographic items and summaries of new doctoral thesis dissertation and dissertation awarded at the University of Tokyo.

Japan: Keio University Repository of Academic Resources

KeiO Associated Repository of Academic Resources collects and accumulates academic assets produced and retained within Keio University.

Hong Kong: University Theses online (Since 1941)

The HKU Scholars Hub contains theses and research data of HKU researchers.

Taiwan: National Taiwan University of Sc. and Tech. Repository

Korea: RISS International – Korean Theses & Dissertations

RISS providing searchable databases of more than 7.9 million MARC records with 1.6 million full texts of Korean Theses & Dissertations.

Korea: Korean Institute of Science and Tech. Dissertations

KAIST was the first Korean University to adopt Dspace, KOASAS is to read research achievements such as articles, proceedings, and theses published by KAIST professors and students. 

Malaysia: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Institutional Repository

Institutional repositories centralize, collect, preserve, and comply to open access concept of accessing collection of scholarly materials that showcases the research output of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia communities

U. of Malaya Theses and Dissertations

University of Malaya Theses and Dissertations – 17,760 entries (19,498 Dissertations and 3,435 Theses)

Indonesia: Malang University Repository

MULOK – Institutional Digital Repository of State University of Malang


African Dissertations

Brazil: Biblioteca Digital Brasileira de Teses e Dissertações

Brazil: Universidade Estadual de Campinas Teses e Dissertações

the Unicamp provide quickly and without borders the scientific output generated at the University, with a main focus on theses and dissertations, offering more than a million pages to national and international researchers

Colombia: Universidad de La Sabana Tesis Doctorales y Tesinas

Africa: Council for the Dev. of Social Sc. Research in Africa, ETD

This catalog of theses and dissertations identifies academic work which, since 1988, received a scholarship or a small grant Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa.

South Africa: Electronic Theses and Dissertations

National ETD Portal South African collected 108241 theses and dissertations from over 20 Universities of South Africa.

Brazil: University of Sao Paolo Teses e Dissertações

Peru: AMAUTA (Inca Scholar)/ academic and research material

Argentina: Tesis Uba – Tesis de la Universidad de Buenos Aires

The collection of this Library publications of the UBA of great value, such as the Annals of the University of Buenos Aires, the Archive of the University of Buenos Aires, the Magazine of the University of Buenos Aires ( RUBA).

C.A.M.E.S. (Cons. Africain & Mauricien Ens. Sup.) Bib. Numérique

South Africa: University of South Africa Theses and Dissertations

Electronic versions of theses and dissertations submitted to Unisa since 2003

Egypt: Egyptian Researchers’ Masters and PhD Theses

Theses under study in Egyptian universities, communicating with the largest International databases of Universities to get to know the latest scientific researches in the world, in addition to access to more than 25 thousands periodicals.


Canada Dissertations

Canada: McGill Historical and Classical Studies (PhD & MA Theses)

Canada: University of Calgary: Theses and Dissertations

Canada Theses (since 1998)

Theses Canada, launched in 1965, is a collaborative program between Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and nearly 70 universities accredited by Universities Canada.


European Dissertations

Europe: DART Theses

Access to 723,387 open access research theses from 606 Universities in 28 European countries

UK: ETHOS – Electronic THeses Online Service (100 UK Universities)

A national aggregated record of all doctoral theses awarded by UK Higher Education institutions. Approximately 450,000 records relating to theses awarded by over 120 institutions. Around 160,000 of these also provide access to the full text thesis.

UK: Repository of the University of Cambridge (not in ETHOS)

This repository holds the research output of members of the University of Cambridge. It is delivered and managed by the University Library’s Office of Scholarly Communication team.

UK: London School of Economics: Theses online

The LSE archive of PhD theses for the London School of Economics and Political Science. It contains completed and examined PhD theses from doctoral candidates who have studied at LSE.

Scotland: Edingburgh Research Archive

The archive contains documents written by, or affiliated with, academic authors, or units. Holdings include full-text digital doctoral theses, masters dissertations, project reports, briefing papers and out-of-print materials.

France: Cyberthèses

Spain: Tesis Doctorals en Xarxa

TDX is a repository of doctoral theses presented at some Spanish universities.

Spain: Dialnet (Spanish journals, magazines, books and dissertations)

Dialnet have more than one million full-text documents.

Netherlands NARCIS: Doctoral Theses

Access to repositories of all the Doctoral thesis at Dutch universities.

Germany: Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research

Swiss: Helveticat – catalogue of the Swiss National Library (1895 – 2001)

Publications and presentations of Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, a non-profit federally funded research center of Helmholtz Association in Germany.

Swiss: Ecole Polytech. Fed. de Lausanne (EPFL) – Dissertations (1920 -)

You can access the electronic version via Infoscience.

Ottoman-Turkish: Theses, Books, Articles

You can access the electronic version via Infoscience.

Portugal: Depósito de Dissertações e Teses Digitais

Austria: Dissertations datenbank (in German)

OBVSG lets you search in German Language in the base of universities in Austria.

Ottoman-Turkish: Theses, Books, Articles

A database of references to theses, books, articles, papers and projects relating to research into Ottoman-Turkish culture.

France: PASTEL – Paris Engineering Schools Theses

The theses of the ParisTech schools have been gathered since 2002 in the PASTEL database, you have access to the full text, abstract and keywords of the thesis, as well as to the bibliography thesis.

Toutes les Thèses de Medecine en France

BIU Santé has almost all the theses of medicine and dental surgery supported in France since the beginning. Since 1998, Biology theses, and specialized papers are published here.

The Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN)

TREN is a library of over 22,816 theological thesis/dissertation titles representing research from as many as 144 different institutions.

UK: Theses on Islam, Middle East and N-W Africa, 1880-1978

Book : Theses on Islam, the Middle East and North-West Africa, 1880-1978

Center for International Forestry Research PhD & Master Theses

The Center of International Forestry Research, a collection of uniform socio-economic and environmental data at household and village levels by about 30 PEN partners (mainly PhD students), generating a global database with some 5-6 000 households and 200-250 villages from more than 20 countries.

Sweden: GENA (GENusAvhandlingar)- PhD theses in Gender Research

In GENA you can find references of Swedish doctoral dissertations in women’s, men’s and gender studies. The database produced by KvinnSam in cooperation with the National Secretariat for Gender Research.

Swiss: Theses, Licentiate and Masters in History at Swiss universities

List of theses, Licentiate and Master’s work at Swiss universities.

African Studies: Theses and Dissertations on Africa

These records describe the collections in the Stanford Digital Repository, including scholar-deposited collections

US-Spain: Center for Basque Studies

Nordic Universities Repositories

DiVA portal is a finding tool for research publications and student theses written at the following 44 universities and research institutions.

Europe: Center for Research Libraries (Archives, Dissesrations)

CRL’s collections are built by experts at the major U.S. and Canadian research universities to identify and preserve unique and uncommon documentation and evidence.

UK: UK and Ireland: Theses (Since 1716)

The most comprehensive available record of doctoral theses from the United Kingdom and Ireland, now available on ProQuest.

UK: University of Oxford (not in ETHOS)

This is a comprehensive list of all the Libraries associated with the University of Oxford

UK: Imperial College Digital Repository

Spiral, an open access repository allows authors to make their journal articles and other research outputs open access.

France: Theses (Since 2006)

All theses defended in France are recorded since 1985.

France: Thèses En Ligne (TEL)

TEL is to facilitate the self archiving of thesis manuscripts, which are important documents for direct scientific communication between scientists.

TESEO – Tesis Doc. (Since 1976)

Consultation of the Database of Doctoral Theses

Netherlands: Nat. Academic Research and Collabo. Info. System

NARCIS provides access to scientific information, repositories of all the Dutch universities, KNAW, NOW, descriptions of research projects, researchers and research institutes.

Germany: Dissonline – German Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Deutsche Nationalbibliothek is home to the largest national collection of online dissertations in Europe. The number has grown to more than 120,000 documents.

Italy: Italian Theses Online

Swiss: e-Helvetica – catalogue of the Swiss National Library (2001)

You will find books, periodicals, university and official publications that have been published in electronic form.

Swiss: U. Geneva – University Dissertations

Open Archive UNIGE can be reused by other document servers like RePEC, BASE or RERO DOC, which allows a wide diffusion to the publications of the University. The Archives reached over 56000.

Sweden: Swedish University Dissertations (in English)

Dissertations.se lets you search among university dissertations from Sweden, written in English. At the moment there are 56197 finished dissertations in the database

Portugal: Electronic Theses and Dissertations

RCAAP portal aims to collect, aggregate and index Open Access scientific contents from Portuguese institutional repositories. 

Portugal: RCAAP – Repositório Científico de Acesso Aberto de Portugal

RCAAP portal aims to collect, aggregate and index Open Access scientific contents from Portuguese institutional repositories. 

Australia: TROVE – National Library of Australia Digital Library

Get over 535,721,684 Australian and online resources: books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more.

France: Doctorats ès lettres (1903-1940)

Francophone: Memoires Online (Masters, Licences)

Islamic Studies: PhD theses, Manuscripts, Catalogues

JISC’s innovative digitisation programme is opening up access to a wide range of rare and important Arabic manuscripts and Islamic Studies resources, from the 14th century to the 21st century.

Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology

DDM is a database of bibliographic records for completed and new dissertation topics in the fields of musicology, and ethnomusicology, as well as in related musical, scientific, and humanistic disciplines.

Norway: KILDEN Information Centre for Gender Research

Gender researchers study the impact of gender differences on resource distribution, power and opportunities, and how ideas about gender are shaped and manifested in culture and society.

Swiss: Ecole polytech. Fédérale de Lausanne PhD theses (Since 1920)

Catalan (Spain) Universities Theses and Dissertations

TDX is a cooperative repository of doctoral theses presented at some Spanish universities.

Africana Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Africana Electronic Theses, articles, Books, Research database of Indiana University Bloomington.

Taos Institute – Dissertations in social construction

A achieve data of educational ends through conferences, workshops, publications, a PhD program, certificate programs, distance learning programs, newsletters, and web-based offerings of The Taos Institute.

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