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Australasian Digital Theses Project
From the Council of Australian University Librarians, a searchable database of Ph.D. dissertations from Australian and New Zealand universities. Many dissertations are freely available in PDF; some member institutions may charge a fee for full-text access to their dissertations.

Center for Research Libraries
Twenty thousand doctoral dissertations from outside of the United States and Canada are searchable from this site. No full text is available online, but items can be ordered through interlibrary loan by students, faculty, and staff.

Digital Library and Archives
Digital Library and Archives allows searching for citations and abstracts of thousands of theses and dissertations. Free full-text access is provided for a substantial percentage of these items.

Directory of Dissertations in Progress
From the American Historical Association, a directory containing citations to thousands of dissertations in progress from over 170 academic departments in Canada and the U.S. This is a citation database of dissertations in progress in the area of history. has relatively few dissertations and theses in its collection, but the site allows free, full-text access to the first twenty-five pages of each item.

Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology
This is an international database of citations for dissertations in musicology that contains over 12,000 records. Dissertations range from approximately 1950 to the present.

NDLTD (Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations)
NDLTD provides access to citations from thousands of digital dissertations and theses that are in PDF format. A significant number of these resources are freely available in full-text and can be viewed online.

OpenThesis is a searchable compendium of theses, dissertations and other academic documents from around the world. The site is completely free.

PhdData: The Universal Index of Dissertations in Progress
PhdData has citations from several thousand dissertations in progress from various parts of the world. Requires free registration for use.

Theses Canada Portal
Theses Canada provides access to bibliographic citations for all the theses in the National Library of Canada Theses Collection. Access to full-text theses is available for all items published between January 1, 1998 to August 31, 2002.

UCD thesis collection

In accordance with university regulations, the Library receives copies of all major theses submitted at University College Dublin. The collection comprises mainly doctoral and master's theses by research. In general, those submitted as part of a taught Master's degree are not held. There are however, a number of exceptions to this rule. Please consult your local Information Desk for further information.

The James Joyce Library collection includes theses submitted to Human Sciences, Arts & Celtic Studies, Business, Law, Engineering, Physical Science, Agriculture and some Life Sciences.

Each of the Branch Librariesholds theses in their respective subject areas.

Details of all theses held in the Library are included in the Catalogue. For further instruction in locating UCD theses, consult Searching for a thesis in the catalogue.

West Virginia University

Welcome to the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) program at West Virginia University. We have been promoting graduate student success at WVU through ETDs since 1998. Access to the WVU ETD collection averages 1.5 million downloads per year from over 100 countries, making WVU graduate research the most popular collection around. The majority of the documents are available as open access (unrestricted). As a result, WVU departments and alumni are able to effectively promote their research and publishing endeavors long after graduation.

This site contains information and archives about ETDs at WVU and beyond. The resources are of interest to students, faculty, staff and the general public.

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