Other University Dissertations

There are several databases for identifying dissertations and theses from other universities.

Database Years Formats
Center for Research Libraries Doctoral Dissertations 1890+ no abstracts; no full text; does not include U.S. or Canada
DART (Digital Archive of Research Theses)-Europe 1597+ over 380,000 dissertations from over 500 European universities
Directory of History Dissertations
(American Historical Society)
1882+ no abstracts; no full text; dissertations completed or in progress in Canada or the United States
Dissertations of China 1986+ abstracts; some full text
EBSCO Open Dissertations 1933+ abstracts; some have links to external full-text
Index to Theses in Great Britain and Ireland 1716+ abstracts; some full text
(Open Access Theses and Dissertations)
Over 1.6 million theses and dissertations from over 800 colleges, universities and research institutions
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
(now includes ProQuest Dissertations and Theses – UK & Ireland)
1637+ abstracts 1980+; full text pdfs 1997+ for participating institutions; 24-page preview 1997+ for most dissertations
Theses Canada Portal 1965+ no abstracts; some full text

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