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ETD Links (Electronic Theses & Dissertations)

This page provides links to databases that index theses and to institutional repositories of theses and dissertations in electronic format (ETDs).

Please note: These links are currently being updated and some may not work

Databases that index theses:

Trove -- National Library of Australia's search & discovery tool for Australian and other resources, including theses.

CRL Catalog (Center for Research Libraries) -- Provides references to several hundred thousand masters and doctoral dissertations submitted around the world.

Current and Completed Research (South African) -- indexes masters and doctoral theses from the South African Universities, as well as research from the government, non-government and private sectors.

Cybertesis.NET -- Indexes theses and dissertations from over 30 universities around the world.

DATAD Online -- Database of African Theses and Dissertations from 11 African  institutions.

Dissertation Abstracts / Proquest Dissertations and Theses A&I --  indexes dissertations and masters' theses at over 550 universities.

Ethos: Electronic Theses Online Service -- British Library’s portal providing access to all theses produced by UK Higher Education.

Kenyan Resources Database -- includes Kenyan theses and dissertations.

Namibian Theses and Dissertations

Navtech (SA Technikon research) -- indexes theses as well as current and completed research projects undertaken at South African Technikons and Universities of Technology.

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations -- Povides access to citations or full text of thousands of digital theses and dissertations from participating universities.

OAISter -- A collection of freely available, academically-oriented, digital resources.

PhdData:Index of Doctoral Dissertations in Progress -- Provides citations for several thousand doctoral dissertations in progress around the world.

Registry of Open Access Repositories -- Lists institutional repositories around the world containing electronic theses.

Union Catalogue of Theses and Dissertations  (SA) -- Records theses and dissertations submitted to universities in South Africa since 1918.

WorldCat Dissertations and Theses -- Provides access to the dissertations and theses available in over 60,000 libraries.

Links to Institutions providing Electronic Theses & Dissertations (ETDs)

South African:

Durban University of Technology

North-West University 

Rhodes University

Stellenbosch University


University of Cape Town

University of Cape Town: Computer Science Research Document Archive

University of Johannesburg

University of Pretoria

University of the Free State

University of the Western Cape

University of the Witwatersrand



Auckland University of Technology

Australian Catholic University

Australian National University

Bond University

Central Queensland University

Curtin University of Technology

Deakin University

Edith Cowan University

Flinders University

Griffith University

James Cook University

La Trobe University

Lincoln University

Murdoch University

Queensland University of Technology


Southern Cross University

Swinburne University of Technology

University of Adelaide

University of Auckland

University of Ballarat

University of Canberra

University of Canterbury

University of Melbourne

University of New South Wales

University of New South Wales at ADFA

University of Newcastle

 University of Otago

University of Queensland

University of South Australia

University of Southern Queensland

University of Sydney

University of Tasmania

University of Technology Sydney

University of Western Australia

University of Western Sydney

University of Wollongong


 Victoria University of Technology



Agence Bibliographique de l’Enseignement Superieur (Abes) (French Universities)

Cranfield University, U.K.

DART-Europe E-theses Portal (DEEP) (European Universities)

Depósito de Dissertações e Teses Digitais (Portuguese Universities)

DissOnline: Digitale Dissertationen im Internet (German Universities)

DiVA (Nordic Universities)

Helsinki University of Technology, Finland  

Lund University, Sweden

Tesis Doctorals en Xarxa (Catalan Universities)

University of Hamburg, Germany

 University of London

University of Nottingham, U.K.

University of Pisa, Italy

University of Technology Dresden, Germany


North American:

Brigham Young University

California Institute of Technology

Central Connecticut State University

Drexel University

Duquesne University

East Tennessee State University

Louisiana State University

McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

North Carolina State University

Ohio State University

Oklahoma State University

Pennsylvania State University 

 Purdue University

Texas A&M University

Theses Canada

University of Florida

University of Kentucky

University of Maine

University of Missouri St. Louis

University of Notre Dame

 University of Pittsburgh

University of Saskatchewan

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Vanderbilt University

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)

Wake Forest University

 West Virginia University

Worcester Polytechnic Institute


South American:

Biblioteca Digital de Teses e Dissertações (BDTD)  (Brazilian Universities)

Cybertesis Peru (Peruvian Universities)

University of Chile

University of Los Andes (SERBIULA), Venezuela


Asian and Middle-Eastern:

Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan

Hong Kong University

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India

Middle East Technical University, Turkey