Recent theses from overseas are increasingly made available online. Older theses can be difficult to interloan and may have to be purchased,
United States (with some international content)
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
Titles and abstracts of theses from 1861. Theses from 1997 include 24-page previews. All ProQuest theses can be easily acquired via Interloan
Wide range of full-text material - set the Content option to limit to theses/dissertations.
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
Access to full-text of theses from participating institutions.
Open Access Theses and Dissertations (OATD)
OATD is a discovery service intended to put researchers and scholars in touch with the Open Access content in ETD collections.
American Doctoral Dissertations
American Doctoral Dissertations, is an open-access database built to assist researchers in locating both historic and contemporary dissertations and theses.
Records of theses at all levels, including Honours, etc.
Theses Canada Portal
Titles and abstracts of Canadian theses. Select "Electronic theses" to limit to theses with full-text only.
DART-Europe E-theses Portal
Access to full-text of theses from participating European institutions.
Access to a large number of Swedish Universities' theses repositories
Records of a wide-range of material in academic libraries. You can limit to theses under "Type de publication".
Germany and Switzerland
Access to full-text of theses listed in the German and Swiss National Libraries.
Search over 350000 doctoral theses. Download instantly for your research, or order a scanned copy quickly and easily.
Many subject-specific databases include records of theses and dissertations.