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You’ve spent years preparing for your master’s degree or PhD. You’ve read, studied and spent hours of time and energy writing papers. Now you’ve arrived at the culmination of all this effort: writing your thesis. There are plenty of compelling stories about the time and energy that students have spent drafting their dissertations and theses.
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Dissertations and theses from other colleges and universities: Finding dissertations on your topic
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Summon and ProQuest
Summon has a relatively small number of dissertations, which you will find while running a general search. It is possible to filter your search by choosing CONTENT TYPE - Dissertation . To filter, you may need to use the More... option to see all content types, and then, once you have selected the Dissertation option, select Apply :
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global: Humanities and Social Sciences Large collection of doctoral and masters' dissertations. Sotheby's Institute of Art - New York dissertations from 2011 onwards are included. pass. All content should appear reliably in Summon. Some content from EThOS (see immediately below) is now duplicated in ProQuest, but not all: so it is better to search in Summon or directly in EThOS for UK doctoral dissertations.
EThOS Content should appear reliably in Summon. This is a database of doctoral theses (PhD and others) from the UK. Many are available in full online. Most are free to download, though a few institutions charge. It is mainly recent titles which are online, though some older dissertations which are much in demand have also been digitised . You can request the digitisation of dissertations which so far only exist in hard copy, via EThOS . However there is a charge for this, and some waiting time.
There are many more options, listed here roughly in order of importance:
Global ETD (Electronic Thesis and Dissertation) Search Search engine for free online copies of dissertations.
EBSCO Open Dissertations Largely duplicates content found in Summon, but includes some titles not found there.
Repositories Have been created by many universities and other degree-awarding institutions. These are free online stores of the scholarly material they have produced, usually including dissertations. The key information about this kind of database is in the repositories guide . The guide includes links to search engines for searching across many repositories at once.
DART-Europe E-theses Portal Provides free online copies of dissertations from many European countries, including some not found by Global ETD (see above).
Courtauld Institute: recently completed PhD theses . A list of recent work from the Courtauld, more up-to-date than any other source. The PhDs are not available online; to read them you will need to contact the Courtauld book library . Dissertations are stored off-campus, so you will need to make an appointment a few days in advance.
College Art Association: list of dissertations completed and in progress Details of PhD dissertations in art history and visual studies from US and Canadian institutions. Titles can be browsed by subject category or year. The dissertations themselves are not available via this site.
Theses Canada Doctoral and master's dissertations from Canada. Many of the records in this database are only citations. Choose the option Electronic theses to limit your search to those available online.
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London and the rest of the UK
Library Hub Discover searches the collections of important academic libraries in Britain (plus Trinity College Dublin). Many (but not all) universities list their dissertations in this catalogue. There are rarely links to online dissertations.
Library Hub Discover will not tell you whether you have access rights to a particular library. To check this, visit the other libraries guide , visit the website of the library you want to visit, or ask the SIA librarians if you still need help. Please note that a few important university libraries are not included in Library Hub Discover.
To focus your search in Library Hub Discover, first go to Advanced Search .
Enter title words or keywords as you wish. Then select Theses from the Document Type menu:
Your selection will appear in the Selected Document Types in the right hand pane. You can now run your search.
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WorldCat finds hard-copy dissertations from libraries around the world. After running your search, you can filter your results to find dissertations only:
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Search the 6,455,500 electronic theses and dissertations contained in the NDLTD archive:
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Why use a dissertation or a thesis.
A dissertation is the final large research paper, based on original research, for many disciplines to be able to complete a PhD degree. The thesis is the same idea but for a masters degree.
They are often considered scholarly sources since they are closely supervised by a committee, are directed at an academic audience, are extensively researched, follow research methodology, and are cited in other scholarly work. Often the research is newer or answering questions that are more recent, and can help push scholarship in new directions.
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Locating dissertations and theses.
The Proquest Dissertations and Theses Global database includes doctoral dissertations and selected masters theses from major universities worldwide.
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NDLTD – Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations provides free online access to a over a million theses and dissertations from all over the world.
WorldCat Dissertations and Theses searches library catalogs from across the U.S. and worldwide.
Locating University of Minnesota Dissertations and Theses
Use Libraries search and search by title or author and add the word "thesis" in the search box. Write down the library and call number and find it on the shelf. They can be checked out.
Check the University Digital Conservancy for online access to dissertations and theses from 2007 to present as well as historic, scanned theses from 1887-1923.
Other Sources for Dissertations and Theses
- Center for Research Libraries
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- E-Thesis at the University of Helsinki
- DissOnline (Germany)
- List of libraries worldwide - to search for a thesis when you know the institution and cannot find in the larger collections
University of Minnesota Dissertations and Theses FAQs
What dissertations and theses are available.
With minor exceptions, all doctoral dissertations and all "Plan A" master's theses accepted by the University of Minnesota are available in the University Libraries system. In some cases (see below) only a non-circulating copy in University Archives exists, but for doctoral dissertations from 1940 to date, and for master's theses from 1925 to date, a circulating copy should almost always be available.
"Plan B" papers, accepted in the place of a thesis in many master's degree programs, are not received by the University Libraries and are generally not available. (The only real exceptions are a number of old library school Plan B papers on publishing history, which have been separately cataloged.) In a few cases individual departments may have maintained files of such papers.
In what libraries are U of M dissertations and theses located?
Circulating copies of doctoral dissertations:.
- Use Libraries Search to look for the author or title of the work desired to determine location and call number of a specific dissertation. Circulating copies of U of M doctoral dissertations can be in one of several locations in the library system, depending upon the date and the department for which the dissertation was done. The following are the general rules:
- Dissertations prior to 1940 Circulating copies of U of M dissertations prior to 1940 do not exist (with rare exceptions): for these, only the archival copy (see below) is available. Also, most dissertations prior to 1940 are not cataloged in MNCAT and can only be identified by the departmental listings described below.
- Dissertations from 1940-1979 Circulating copies of U of M dissertations from 1940 to 1979 will in most cases be held within the Elmer L. Andersen Library, with three major classes of exceptions: dissertations accepted by biological, medical, and related departments are housed in the Health Science Library; science/engineering dissertations from 1970 to date will be located in the Science and Engineering Library (in Walter); and dissertations accepted by agricultural and related departments are available at the Magrath Library or one of the other libraries on the St. Paul campus (the Magrath Library maintains records of locations for such dissertations).
- Dissertations from 1980-date Circulating copies of U of M dissertations from 1980 to date at present may be located either in Wilson Library (see below) or in storage; consult Libraries Search for location of specific items. Again, exceptions noted above apply here also; dissertations in their respective departments will instead be in Health Science Library or in one of the St. Paul campus libraries.
Circulating copies of master's theses:
- Theses prior to 1925 Circulating copies of U of M master's theses prior to 1925 do not exist (with rare exceptions); for these, only the archival copy (see below) is available.
- Theses from 1925-1996 Circulating copies of U of M master's theses from 1925 to 1996 may be held in storage; consult Libraries search in specific instances. Once again, there are exceptions and theses in their respective departments will be housed in the Health Science Library or in one of the St. Paul campus libraries.
- Theses from 1997-date Circulating copies of U of M master's theses from 1997 to date will be located in Wilson Library (see below), except for the same exceptions for Health Science and St. Paul theses. There is also an exception to the exception: MHA (Masters in Health Administration) theses through 1998 are in the Health Science Library, but those from 1999 on are in Wilson Library.
Archival copies (non-circulating)
Archival (non-circulating) copies of virtually all U of M doctoral dissertations from 1888-1952, and of U of M master's theses from all years up to the present, are maintained by University Archives (located in the Elmer L. Andersen Library). These copies must be consulted on the premises, and it is highly recommended for the present that users make an appointment in advance to ensure that the desired works can be retrieved for them from storage. For dissertations accepted prior to 1940 and for master's theses accepted prior to 1925, University Archives is generally the only option (e.g., there usually will be no circulating copy). Archival copies of U of M doctoral dissertations from 1953 to the present are maintained by Bell and Howell Corporation (formerly University Microfilms Inc.), which produces print or filmed copies from our originals upon request. (There are a very few post-1952 U of M dissertations not available from Bell and Howell; these include such things as music manuscripts and works with color illustrations or extremely large pages that will not photocopy well; in these few cases, our archival copy is retained in University Archives.)
Where is a specific dissertation of thesis located?
To locate a specific dissertation or thesis it is necessary to have its call number. Use Libraries Search for the author or title of the item, just as you would for any other book. Depending on date of acceptance and cataloging, a typical call number for such materials should look something like one of the following:
Dissertations: Plan"A" Theses MnU-D or 378.7M66 MnU-M or 378.7M66 78-342 ODR7617 83-67 OL6156 Libraries Search will also tell the library location (MLAC, Health Science Library, Magrath or another St. Paul campus library, Science and Engineering, Business Reference, Wilson Annex or Wilson Library). Those doctoral dissertations still in Wilson Library (which in all cases should be 1980 or later and will have "MnU-D" numbers) are located in the central section of the third floor. Those master's theses in Wilson (which in all cases will be 1997 or later and will have "MnU-M" numbers) are also located in the central section of the third floor. Both dissertations and theses circulate and can be checked out, like any other books, at the Wilson Circulation desk on the first floor.
How can dissertations and theses accepted by a specific department be located?
Wilson Library contains a series of bound and loose-leaf notebooks, arranged by department and within each department by date, listing dissertations and theses. Information given for each entry includes name of author, title, and date (but not call number, which must be looked up individually). These notebooks are no longer current, but they do cover listings by department from the nineteenth century up to approximately 1992. Many pre-1940 U of M dissertations and pre-1925 U of M master's theses are not cataloged (and exist only as archival copies). Such dissertations can be identified only with these volumes. The books and notebooks are shelved in the general collection under these call numbers: Wilson Ref LD3337 .A5 and Wilson Ref quarto LD3337 .U9x. Major departments of individual degree candidates are also listed under their names in the GRADUATE SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT programs of the U of M, available in University Archives and (for recent years) also in Wilson stacks (LD3361 .U55x).
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Beyond Harvard, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses G lobal database (this link requires HarvardKey login) i s a good place to start:
- lists dissertations and theses from most North American graduate schools (including Harvard) and many from universities in Great Britain and Ireland, 1716-present
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Some out of copyright works (pre-1924) are available via large digital libraries. Search online for the title.
Networked Digital Library of Electronic Theses and Dissertations ' Global Search scans participating international libraries
The Center for Research Libraries ' Dissertations database includes many non-US theses.
WorldCat describes many masters' & PhD theses. Use "Advanced Search" and limit to subtype "thesis/dissertation." No full text; it just tells you what libraries have reported having copies.
There are several excellent guides out there with international search recommendations like University College London's Institute of Education Theses and Dissertations LibGuide .
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Use the following method to search for NUS Masters & PhD theses and dissertations from September 2003 onwards.
1. The Electronic Theses & Dissertations (ETD) within ScholarBank@NUS contains electronic copies of NUS theses and dissertations from September 2003 onwards. Only Master’s (by Research) and Ph.D theses and dissertations are included.
2. Other NUS theses and dissertations might be available in hard copy and can be found by searching the library catalogue. To search for them refer to the following guide on searching for theses .
Not all theses (in particular academic exercises or FYPs) submitted to NUS are in the Libraries' collection as some of them may not be released by departments to the Libraries.
1. The library has a limited selection of foreign thesis available. See this guide on searching for them globally
2. NUS Libraries subscribes to ProQuest Dissertations and Theses which contains full-text with citations and abstracts of many doctoral dissertations and master's theses submitted to over 1,000 North American graduate schools, European and Australian universities.
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Proquest dissertations and theses.
A comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world from 1861-present. Full text since 1997. Abstracts since 1980 for doctoral dissertations and 1988 for masters' theses. Citations since 1861.
Citations are indexed in Web of Science in the ProQuest ™ Dissertations & Theses Citation Index collection.
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CRL holds more than 800,000 doctoral dissertations outside of the U.S. and Canada. Search dissertations in the dissertations section of the CRL catalogue. Digitized dissertations can be searched in the catalogue's e-resources section.
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
A collection of more than 800,000 international full text theses and dissertations.
Try searching Google Scholar for theses posted on institutional digital repositories or on personal web pages.
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Search for dissertations, theses and published material based on theses catalogued in WorldCat by OCLC member libraries worldwide. In Advanced Search, you can search by author, title, subject, year, and keyword. Under Subtype Limits, select Theses/Dissertation from the Any Content menu
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The Austrian dissertation database contains the bibliographical data of dissertations approved in Austria from 1990 on, and in most cases the relevant abstracts. (This website is hosted by the National Library of Austria).
National Library of Australia’s Trove Service
Search for full text digital theses from Australian universities. On the Advanced search screen under Format, select Thesis.
DART-Europe : Access to full text theses and dissertations from many countries in Europe.
Europeana : Additional electronic dissertations from other European libraries.
Système universitaire de documentation (Sudoc): Provides access to records and some electronic theses and dissertations published at French research institutions.
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DissOnline provides information on the subject of electronic university publications. It can be used to find out directly all about online dissertations and post-doctoral theses. Sample documents can be downloaded to provide help in the creation of electronic university publications. For more information about the portal, please go to German National Library website (DNB) .
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(Theses from the National University of Mexico / Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México). To search for electronic theses, click on “tesis electrónicas (REDUNAM).”
The Center for Research Libraries and the British Library have made available online 400 UK doctoral theses focusing on the Middle East, Islamic studies, and related subjects. More information .
Some Dutch e-theses are available through NARCIS.
- Some electronic theses from Bolivia, Brasil, Chile and Peru can be found at Cybertesis.NET , a portal created by the University of Chile (Information Services & Library System) that provides an easily accessible tool to full text electronic theses published in different universities of the world.
For more university/national library catalogues, search for the word University/Universidad and the country (Argentina, Peru, etc.) in Google. Find the link to the library ( biblioteca ) and search the catalogue for theses ( tesis ). You may need to click on the advanced search function ( búsqueda guíada or búsqueda avanzada ) and select tesis as a format or type.
There are several portals/catalogues in Spain for theses and dissertations. Here are some examples listed on Spain’s National Library website:
Spain’s Ministry of Education thesis database (TESEO)
Biblioteca Virtual del Español (on the Biblioteca Virtual, Miguel de Cervantes website)
Universidad Complutense de Madrid’s catalogue
TDX (Tesis Doctorals en Xarxa)
This is a cooperative repository of digital theses from the University of Cataluña and other autonomous communities (such as Murcia, Cantabria, Barcelona, and Oviedo)
For print and electronic dissertations, please consult the Swiss National Library website.
- NDLTD: National Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations in Taiwan is an open full-text permanent archive of scholarly research in Taiwan.
EThOS : Access to doctoral dissertations (paper and electronic) from UK institutions of higher education.
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How to find university of bath dissertations and theses in the library and online or search other libraries for theses and dissertations., undergraduate dissertations and project reports.
Undergraduate dissertations and project reports are not provided by the Library in either online or printed format.
A sample of dissertations submitted for taught Masters degree courses are kept for five years and made available online to members of the University of Bath only. You may also like to ask your academic department whether they can provide access to any additional dissertations.
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How to search for a University of Bath thesis : the Library holds copies of all theses submitted to the University of Bath. You can access them via the following options:
Online : theses submitted since 1967 are available through the Research Portal - you can filter theses by department. Links to digitised theses can be found in the Library Catalogue .
Print copies of theses are available for reading in the Library only. Search for a title using the Library Catalogue. Request a thesis at the Reader Services Desk on Level 2. Please note: theses submitted in the past 13 years are available immediately but theses submitted more than 13 years ago will not be available until the next working day.
Theses listed by department (print and online) : some recent theses will not appear in these lists. To view online copies only, click a link below and then click the 'full text online' option.
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- Sport and Exercise Science 2002-2004 : for more recent theses, click the Health link above
Theses and dissertations from other institutions
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UW Libraries Search: Theses and Dissertations
How to find theses and dissertations by subject.
1. To search for theses and dissertations by subject from the University of Washington, go to the Advanced Search option on the UW Libraries homepage .
2. In Advanced Search, select " in subject " from the drop-down menu, and " is (exact) " from the second drop-down menu. Type " theses [subject/department]" into the search field. For example, if you are interested in finding theses from the History department, you would type "theses history" into the search box and then click Search .
3. The search results will list all master’s and doctoral theses completed at the UW for that subject.
- When searching 'theses' in the UW library catalog, this term returns both master's theses and doctoral dissertations.
- For the most complete listing of UW theses and dissertations that are archived online, visit the ResearchWorks Archive . There may be a digital copy of a thesis even if it does not appear in UW Libraries Search, particularly in the case of older theses.
- Since 2012, all theses/dissertations are only available in online format.
- You can confirm that the item you are looking for is a thesis in several ways. If it is a print thesis, the location information may confirm you are looking at a thesis. You can also click on the Item Details to look at the subject and publisher information for further confirmation.
Find Online Theses/Dissertations
- Filter your search to online items only by clicking on "Available Online."
- Click "Online access" for more information.
- In the "View It" section, click "online" to access the online thesis/dissertation.
Find Print Theses/Dissertations
- Filter your search by clicking on "Available in the Library."
- To see more information, click on "Available at". This includes information on whether the item is available for checkout and where it can be found in the library.
3. The search results will list all master’s and doctoral theses completed at the UW for that subject.
More Tips on Finding Theses & Dissertations
Find information on searching for dissertations and theses done at the UW and other universities with our Dissertations & Theses Research Guide.
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