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Theses ( Worldwide)



ScholarBank@NUS is the institutional repository of National University of Singapore. This repository collects and preserves the scholarly output of NUS and makes it accessible worldwide. Also included in the search is the Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) which includes Master’s (by Research) and Ph.D students deposited with the Registrar’s Office

Theses on the WWW

The full-text of theses from many academic institutions are available free online.

 But note that not all are available for download.

Examples are (in alphabetical order):


2.     E-thesis- Electronic Publications at the University of Helsinki : Faculty of Medicine

3.     Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)

4.     North Carolina State University : Search Available ETDs

5.     OhioLINK ETD Center

6.     Pennsylvania State University Electronic Theses and Dissertations Archives

7.     Vanderbilt University : Electronic Theses and Dissertations

8.     Yale Medicine Thesis Digital Library Project


Other sources of theses include


1. Indexes to theses includes EThOS (UK & Ireland)

2. Theses Canada (Canada)

3. Trove (Australia) - Use advanced search and restrict to "Theses"

4. Chinese thesis 

5. (New Zealand)

6. WorldCat (US) - Do a advanced search, under Content: restrict to Thesis/Dissertation

7. DART-Europe E-theses Portal (Europe)

8. The German National Library  (Dissertations Online (Germany and Switzerland) portal is now also integrated into the catalog of the German National Library as a search option) 

9. Japanese Institutional Repositories Online  Also see this

10. NARCIS (Netherlands)

11. For more online theses and disssertations, look under  Library portal and follow the steps below:


Note that not all of them are available in full-text.