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The pinnacle of one's early scientific output is one's dissertation or thesis. More and more theses and disseratations are becoming availbale online.


NDLTD http://www.ndltd.org/find

A collaborative project that started already way back in 1987 to identify collections of electronic theses and dissertations. There is no official search engine for the collections, but Scirus can be used to search the collection specifically when you use the advanced search options.


Proquest http://www.umi.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml

Through Proquest you can access the most current two years of citations and abstracts in the Dissertation Abstracts database.


Promise of Science http://www.narcis.nl/search/coll/publication/Language/EN/genre/doctoralthesis

Search all theses of Dutch universities in a single search. The collection covers nearly 55,000 doctoral e-theses from all Dutch universities of which nearly 40,000 are available as OA publications.


Australasian digital theses program http://adt.caul.edu.au/

The ADT program is designed to improve access to, and enhance transfer of, the research information contained in theses by providing a full text version available from the desktop via the web. The retrieval is enhanced by the inclusion of metadata tags in the documents which are given a higher weighting by the more sophisticated search engines.


Some additional resources from NDLTD

Biblioteca Digital de Teses e Dissertacoes

A search tool for accessing ETDs produced in Brazilian universities.


A portal developed jointly by the University of Chile, the Universites de Lyon, Montreal, and Alexandrie, and the University of Geneva for accessing full text ETDs from many countries, including Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, France, Hong Kong, Mexico, Peru, Spain, and the United States.

DART-Europe E-theses Portal

A discovery service for open access research theses awarded by European universities.

Deusche National Bibliothek

Dissertations since 1998 are available via search in the German National Library.


This portal provides access to ETDs and research publications written at 26 institutions in Scandinavia.


Electronic Theses Online Service (EThOS) offers free access, in a secure format, to the full text of electronically stored UK theses--a rich and vast body of knowledge.


This search portal provides access to ETDs produced in the Netherlands, as well as access to a variety of other research and data sets.

National ETD Portal (South Africa)

This search portal provides access to ETDs produced in South Africa.

Theses Canada

A union catalog of Canadian theses and dissertations, in both electronic and analog formats, is available through the search interface on this portal.



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