International Portals

BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine) – academic open access web resources including theses.

CORE – (COnnecting REpositories) aggregates all open access research outputs from repositories and journals worldwide and make them available to the public.

DART – Europe – access to over 600,000 open access research theses from nearly 600  Universities in 28 European countries.

NDLTD – provides a very useful list of links to theses portals from various countries around the world.

OATD – provides a portal for open access theses published around the world. Over 1000 colleges, universities and research institutions are indexed.

OpenDoar – provides a quality-assured listing of open access repositories around the world.

OAIster – a global catalog of digital resources from open archive repositories – includes theses.

PhdData.org – universal index of Doctoral Dissertations in progress (need to register with this site).

WorldCat – the world’s largest network of library content and services. Advanced search option provides a limit by content type ‘thesis/dissertation’

Commercially available thesis providers

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses – provides international collections of full text electronic theses and dissertations to subscribed users through University Library webpages.

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