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Data in this resource list is based on contributions to the electronic mailing list LIBREF-L compiled by Tayna Bekcan-Feddern in 2009. Thanks also to Dr. John Jaeger, who shared this data with Carroll. The original resource list is slightly expanded.

Inside NexLearnEdit

If you're looking for dissertations in NexLearn"

Use OCLC FirstSearch, and

choose the "Dissertations and Theses" database.

  • See Topic 2 for more information about using FirstSearch

DD's Tips:

  • Our online book resources may contain printed theses- be sure to look into Questia particularly. (Topic 4)
  • If you've already identified theses or dissertations you are interested in, contact me directly by email to explore options, including OCLC Resource Sharing (InterLibrary Loan) and Disseration Expressfrom Proquest/UMI.

Trouble with access? Please send comments and questions to me.

Free Resources (web-based)Edit

Here are some online sources to try for locating dissertations and theses:

English-languaged based:Edit

Academia.edu (Research exchange, particularly in the sciences)

Australasian Digital Theses Program (ADT)- see TROVE below

Doctoral Research Resources on the Web: Dissertations and Theses Sites (from my friend at Glass Memorial Library, Johnson University)

EBSCO OpenDissertations

British Library- UK

CaltechTHESIS (repository of Ph.D., Engineering and Master's theses by Caltech graduate students)

Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Global Network Resource Catalog: Dissertations Search Form

DART-Europe E-theses Portal (DEEP)- multiple institutions

DDM Online: Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology Online (Peter Slemon, Indiana University)

Digital Library and Archives (University of Virginia)

Directory of History Dissertations (American Historical Association; US and Canada)

Directory of Dissertations in Progress (US and Canada)

Dissertation.com (Jeff Young)

Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology (Indiana University)

DSpace@MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

EDT: OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center

E-Theses (University of Helsinki, Finland)

Electronic Resource Information Clearing House: ERIC (United States Department of Education, includes theses)

Electronic Theses and Dissertations at Virginia Tech: ETD@VT (Digital Library and Archives, Virginia Tech)

ERIC (United States Department of Education, includes theses)

  • see also our alternative ERIC interface in NexLearn via OCLC FirstSearch (Topic 2)

EThOS Electronic Theses Online Search (British Library)

NETD: National ETD Portal, South African theses and dissertations


Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) from UNESCO

PhdData: The Universal Index of Dissertations in Progress (Daniel Vainstub , Ben Gurion University, Israel)

RIM: Research in Ministry Online (ATLA)

ROAR: Registry of Open Access Repositories (Tim Brody, University of Southhampton, UK)


RUetd: Rutgers Electronic Theses & Dissertations (Rutgers University)

Theses Canada (National Library of Canada)

TREN: Theological Resource Exchange Network

Trove- National Library of Australia

University of Miami Electronic Theses & Dissertations

Vidyanidhi: Digital Library and E-Scholarship Portal (University of Mysore, India)

WorldCat (OCLC) [set the limit for 'dissertations]

  • see also our alternative WorldCat interface in NexLearn via OCLC FirstSearch (Topic 2)

Non-English-language based:Edit

see more

CatalanEdit

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) from UNESCO

ChineseEdit

Electronic Thesis and Dissertations System (National Central Library of Taiwan)


Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) from UNESCO

NLC Dissertation Collection (National Library of China)


Taiwan Theological Theses/Articles Index and Abstracts (Taiwan Seminary-?)

Taiwan Theses Full-Text Systems (National Taiwan University Library)

DanishEdit

Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Global Network Resource Catalog: Dissertations Search Form

DART-Europe E-theses Portal (DEEP)- multiple institutions

DutchEdit

Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Global Network Resource Catalog: Dissertations Search Form

DART-Europe E-theses Portal (DEEP)- multiple institutions

NARCIS: National Academic Research and Collaborations Information System

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) from UNESCO

FinnishEdit

E-Theses (University of Helsinki, Finland)

FrenchEdit

Abes: Agence Bibliographique de l'Enseignement Superieur


Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Global Network Resource Catalog: Dissertations Search Form

Cybertesis.net (French, Spanish, Portugese, and English) from the University of Chile (multiple institutions)

DART-Europe E-theses Portal (DEEP)- multiple institutions

FTC: Le Fichier central des thèses (Central Register of theses; theses in preparation)

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) from UNESCO

PhdData: The Universal Index of Dissertations in Progress (Daniel Vainstub , Ben Gurion University, Israel)

TEL : thèses en ligne (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France)

Theses Canada (National Library of Canada)

University of Lyon 2 - Electronic Theses Service

GermanEdit

Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Global Network Resource Catalog: Dissertations Search Form

DART-Europe E-theses Portal (DEEP)- multiple institutions

DNB, German National Library

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) from UNESCO

GreekEdit

Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Global Network Resource Catalog: Dissertations Search Form

DART-Europe E-theses Portal (DEEP)- multiple institutions

HebrewEdit

Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Global Network Resource Catalog: Dissertations Search Form

HindiEdit

Vidyanidhi: Digital Library and E-Scholarship Portal (University of Mysore, India)

ItalianEdit

Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Global Network Resource Catalog: Dissertations Search Form

DART-Europe E-theses Portal (DEEP)- multiple institutions

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) from UNESCO

JapaneseEdit

JAIRO: Japanese Institutional Repositories Online (limit to Thesis or Dissertation)

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) from UNESCO

KannadaEdit

Vidyanidhi: Digital Library and E-Scholarship Portal (University of Mysore, India)

LatinEdit

Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Global Network Resource Catalog: Dissertations Search Form

DART-Europe E-theses Portal (DEEP)- multiple institutions

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) from UNESCO

LithuanianEdit

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) from UNESCO

NorwegianEdit

Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Global Network Resource Catalog: Dissertations Search Form

DART-Europe E-theses Portal (DEEP)- multiple institutions

PolishEdit

Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Global Network Resource Catalog: Dissertations Search Form

DART-Europe E-theses Portal (DEEP)- multiple institutions

PortugeseEdit

BDTD: Biblioteca Digital Brasileira de Teses e Dissertações (Brazilian Digital Library) Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Global Network Resource Catalog: Dissertations Search Form

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) from UNESCO


Cybertesis.net (French, Spanish, Portugese, and English) from the University of Chile (multiple institutions)

DART-Europe E-theses Portal (DEEP)- multiple institutions

RussianEdit

Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Global Network Resource Catalog: Dissertations Search Form

SpanishEdit

Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Global Network Resource Catalog: Dissertations Search Form

DART-Europe E-theses Portal (DEEP)- multiple institutions


Cybertesis.net (French, Spanish, Portugese, and English) from the University of Chile (multiple institutions)

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) from UNESCO

PhdData: The Universal Index of Dissertations in Progress (Daniel Vainstub , Ben Gurion University, Israel)

SwedishEdit

Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Global Network Resource Catalog: Dissertations Search Form

DART-Europe E-theses Portal (DEEP)- multiple institutions

DiVA: Academic Archive Online (Uppsala University, Sweden) (multiple institutions)

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) from UNESCO

TeluguEdit

Vidyanidhi: Digital Library and E-Scholarship Portal (University of Mysore, India)

TurkishEdit

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) from UNESCO

UrduEdit

Vidyanidhi: Digital Library and E-Scholarship Portal (University of Mysore, India)

Fee-Based ResourcesEdit

Although these fee-based resources are not currently among BHCTI subscriptions, they are significant sources for dissertations and theses:


Index to Theses (Great Britain and Ireland, from Expert Information Ltd).

Proquest Digital Dissertations

Theological Research Exchange Network: TREN (Robert Jones)

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