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Education: Dissertations/Theses

ABES (Agence Bibliographique de l'Enseignement Superieur)
Citations to French dissertations.

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.

Dissertation.com
Dissertation.com 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.

EthOS Open Access to UK Theses
EThOS is the UKís national thesis service with approximately 300,000 records relating to theses awarded by over 120 institutions. Almost 100,000 of these also provide access to the full text theses, either via download from the EThOS database or via links to the institutionís own repository.

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
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.

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