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Repositories of Theses and Dissertations- EUROPE


Europe: DART Theses

Access to 826,540 open access research theses from 619 Universities in 28 European countries

UK: ETHOS – Electronic THeses Online Service (100 UK Universities)

EThOS is the UK’s national thesis service which aims to maximise the visibility and availability of the UK’s doctoral research theses.

UK: Repository Of The University Of Cambridge (Not In ETHOS)

This repository holds the research output of members of the University of Cambridge.

UK: London School Of Economics: Theses Online

Welcome to LSE Theses Online, the online archive of PhD theses for the London School of Economics and Political Science. LSE Theses Online contains a partial collection of completed and examined PhD theses from doctoral candidates who have studied at LSE. Please note that not all print PhD theses have been digitised

Scotland: Edingburgh Research Archive

ERA is a digital repository of original research produced at The University of Edinburgh. The archive contains documents written by, or affiliated with, academic authors, or units, based at Edinburgh.

France: Cyberthèses

Spain: Tesis Doctorals En Xarxa

TDX is a repository of doctoral theses presented at some Spanish universities

Netherlands NARCIS: Doctoral Theses

NARCIS is the main national portal for those looking for information about researchers and their work. Besides researchers, NARCIS is also used by students, journalists and people working in educational and government institutions as well as the business sector.

Germany: Alfred Wegener Institute For Polar And Marine Research

ePIC (electronic Publication Information Center) is the official repository for publications and presentations of Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), a non-profit federally funded research center of Helmholtz Association in Germany

Swiss: Ecole Polytech. Fed. De Lausanne (EPFL) – Dissertations (1920 -)

The Library archives all the EPFL theses dating from the first one in 1920. The theses are referenced some days before their public defence and are distributed according to a schedule validated by the Dean’s office.

Ottoman-Turkish: Theses, Books, Articles

The Online Bibliography of Ottoman-Turkish Literature, a free and extensive database of references to theses, books, articles, papers and projects relating to research into Ottoman-Turkish culture

Portugal: Depósito De Dissertações E Teses Digitais

Austria: Dissertations Datenbank (In German)

The OBVSG is the service and operational management body for the Austrian Library Association (OBV). This is a cataloging and service association primarily for scientific libraries, but also open to other types of libraries. Currently, about 90 libraries work together in a network.

France: Les Thèses De L’université Paris-Sorbonne

Toutes Les Thèses De Medecine En France

BIU Santé has almost all the theses of medicine and dental surgery supported in France since the beginning. Since 1998, Biology theses, and specialized papers are published here.

The Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN)

The Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN) is a library of over 24,093 theological thesis/dissertation titles representing research from as many as 146 different institutions

UK: Theses On Islam, Middle East And N-W Africa, 1880-1978

Book : Theses on Islam, the Middle East and North-West Africa, 1880-1978

Center For International Forestry Research PhD & Master Theses

The Center of International Forestry Research, a collection of uniform socio-economic and environmental data at household and village levels by about 30 PEN partners (mainly PhD students), generating a global database with some 5-6 000 households and 200-250 villages from more than 20 countries.

Sweden: GENA (GENusAvhandlingar)- PhD Theses In Gender Research

 The database is produced by KvinnSam in collaboration with the National Secretariat for Gender Research. In GENA you can find references of Swedish doctoral dissertations in women’s, men’s and gender studies.

Swiss: Theses, Licentiate And Masters In History At Swiss Universities

List of ongoing and completed theses, Licentiate and Master’s work at Swiss universities in History

US-Spain: Center For Basque Studies

The Center for Basque Studies furthers Basque-related study by conducting, facilitating, and disseminating original Basque-related research in the humanities and social sciences, in cooperation with appropriate academic departments at the University of Nevada, Reno, as well as at other American and foreign universities.

Nordic Universities Repositories

DiVA portal is a finding tool and an institutional repository for research publications and student theses written at 49 universities and research institutions.

Europe: Center For Research Libraries (Archives, Dissesrations)

The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is an international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries. Founded in 1949, CRL supports original research and inspired teaching in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences by preserving and making available to scholars a wealth of rare and uncommon primary source materials from all world regions.

UK: University Of Oxford (Not In ETHOS)

The mission of the Bodleian Libraries is to provide an excellent service to support the learning, teaching and research objectives of the University of Oxford; and to develop and maintain access to Oxford’s unique collections for the benefit of scholarship and society. Together, the Libraries hold more than 13 million printed items, over 80,000 e-journals and outstanding special collections including rare books and manuscripts, classical papyri, maps, music, art and printed ephemera.

UK: Imperial College Digital Repository

Spiral, an open access repository allows authors to make their journal articles and other research outputs open access.

France: Theses (Since 2006)

The database is constantly evolving. All PhD theses defended in France since 1985 are reported.

TESEO – Tesis Doc. (Since 1976)

Consultation of the Database of Doctoral Theses

Netherlands: Nat. Academic Research And Collabo. Info. System

NARCIS is the main national portal for those looking for information about researchers and their work. Besides researchers, NARCIS is also used by students, journalists and people working in educational and government institutions as well as the business sector

Germany: Dissonline – German Electronic Theses And Dissertations

The German National Library houses the largest national collection of online dissertations in Europe. Since 1998, the German National Library has been collecting online dissertations and habitations, and its holdings have since grown to over 120,000 documents

Italy: Italian Theses Online

Swiss: E-Helvetica – Catalogue Of The Swiss National Library (2001)

e-Helvetica Access is a specialised database that provides access to digital and digitised collections of the NL and to Web Archive Switzerland. In addition to websites of historical importance, you will find books, periodicals, university and official publications that have been published in electronic form. You will also find printed publications that have been digitised

Sweden: Swedish University Dissertations (In English) lets you search among university dissertations from Sweden, written in English. At the moment there are 56197 finished dissertations in the database

Portugal: Electronic Theses And Dissertations

RCAAP portal aims to collect, aggregate and index Open Access scientific contents from Portuguese institutional repositories.

Portugal: RCAAP – Repositório Científico De Acesso Aberto De Portugal

RCAAP portal aims to collect, aggregate and index Open Access scientific contents from Portuguese institutional repositories.

France: Doctorats Ès Lettres (1903-1940)

Francophone: Memoires Online (Masters, Licences)

Islamic Studies: PhD Theses, Manuscripts, Catalogues

The projects detailed here cover hundreds of years, dozens of subjects and languages and a great many media. There are manuscripts dating from the 14th century to the 21st century, from all over the Islamic world. They are written in many different scripts and contain beautiful illuminations, as well as having significant intellectual value. Alongside extremely early copies of the Koran there are manuscripts encompassing every subject from studies in law, literature, science and mysticism, to medical textbooks, to modern PhD theses.

Doctoral Dissertations In Musicology

Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology (DDM) is an international database of bibliographic records for completed dissertations and new dissertation topics in the fields of musicology, music theory, and ethnomusicology, as well as in related musical, scientific, and humanistic disciplines.

Norway: KILDEN Information Centre For Gender Research

New articles, reports, books and other publications with a gender perspective

Swiss: Ecole Polytech. Fédérale De Lausanne PhD Theses (Since 1920

Catalan (Spain) Universities Theses And Dissertations

TDX is a cooperative repository of doctoral theses presented at some Spanish universities.

Africana Electronic Theses And Dissertations

A team of specialists select, manage, and build our research collections, which include more than 10,737,321 million cataloged items. The materials support every academic discipline on campus, with an emphasis in the humanities and social sciences. Collections also include journals, maps, films, and sound recordings. Users can access more than 1,871 databases, 60,000 electronic journal titles, and 1.9 million electronic books, as well as locally developed digital content.  IU Libraries is prolific in open access publishing and hosts 40 open access journals.

Taos Institute – Dissertations In Social Construction

The Taos Institute’s ® mission is to bring together scholars and practitioners concerned with the social processes essential for the construction of reason, knowledge, and human value, and their application in relational, collaborative and appreciative practices around the world.


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