Theses & Dissertations

The links below provide a variety of ways to locate theses and dissertations. You can also search for individual university catalogs. Once identified, you can submit an Interlibrary Loan request and we will try to obtain a copy for you. Universities have differing policies about lending or copying these documents. If we are unable to get a copy for you for free, we will notify you of the potential fees.

  • Clarkson University Dissertations 
    Our dissertations are available from 1997 as downloadable PDF files to the Clarkson community. All Clarkson Honors and Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations are available in print in the library and are listed in KnightCat, the library catalog.
    ***Searching by department will only return dissertations published since December, 2011***
  • Theses Canada Portal 
    Identify Canadian theses and dissertations; free access to full-text versions of theses and dissertations digitized between 1998 and 2002.
  • Worldcat Dissertations and Theses 
    All dissertations and theses cataloged by OCLC members, including all subjects.
  • EBSCO Open Dissertations is a collaboration between EBSCO and BiblioLabs that brings an innovative approach to increasing traffic and discoverability of ETD research.
  • UMI Dissertations Express 
    An index which can be used to identify dissertations from institutions in North America and Europe from approximately 1920 to the present.
  • Foreign Doctoral Dissertations (Center for Research Libraries) 
    CRL has more than 750,000 uncatalogued foreign doctoral dissertations, of which approximately 20,000 are included in this database. You can search the CRL catalog for titles as well. If the title does not appear in the database or the catalog, contact CRL directly to inquire if it is held.
  • DART 
    Europe E-theses Portal provides access to full-text research theses from European Universities.
  • The Registry of Open Access Repositories 
    Contains links to university repositories, many of which include theses. You can limit your search by country as required.
  • Finding & Obtaining UK Theses and Dissertations 
    Information on locating and, if available, downloading a free copy of theses and dissertations.