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 NexLearn[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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

English-languaged based:[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

see more

Catalan[edit | edit source]

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

Chinese[edit | edit source]

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)

Danish[edit | edit source]

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

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

Dutch[edit | edit source]

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

Finnish[edit | edit source]

E-Theses (University of Helsinki, Finland)

French[edit | edit source]

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

German[edit | edit source]

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

Greek[edit | edit source]

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

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

Hebrew[edit | edit source]

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

Hindi[edit | edit source]

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

Italian[edit | edit source]

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

Japanese[edit | edit source]

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

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

Kannada[edit | edit source]

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

Latin[edit | edit source]

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

Lithuanian[edit | edit source]

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

Norwegian[edit | edit source]

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

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

Polish[edit | edit source]

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

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

Portugese[edit | edit source]

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

Russian[edit | edit source]

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

Spanish[edit | edit source]

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)

Swedish[edit | edit source]

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

Telugu[edit | edit source]

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

Turkish[edit | edit source]

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

Urdu[edit | edit source]

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

Fee-Based Resources[edit | edit source]

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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