At the moment finding an ETD relevant to your field requires some persistence as there is no one global repository of all of nursing’s ETDs. However our website points you to relevant international, national and local portals, and gives you some tips on getting the best out of them. Our aim is to promote swift, open access to all ETDs which have their full text freely available to download. However in the process you will find that some universities routinely restrict access. If we can grow communities of engaged students and supervisors, we can advocate for an end to this unnecessary practice.