Theses: Searching for theses from other institutions

Theses from other institutions

Theses are valuable primary research material, containing unique work that may not be published elsewhere. This guide will help you to locate and access theses from other institutions, both in the UK and internationally.

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

With ProQuest Dissertations, you can search details of 4 million international dissertations and theses, from 1861 to the present. Subject areas covered include Science, Technology, Business and Economics, Medical Sciences, Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Over a million theses are available in full-text. You might find a full-text PDF available to download from the ProQuest record, or a link to full-text hosted in another repository.


DART-Europe is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses. You can search theses from 619 universities across 28 European countries.


EThOS is the British Library's catalogue of UK doctoral research theses. 100,000 are available for downloading, and many others can be requested for on-demand scanning, (there may be a wait of up to six weeks). Self-registration/login is required for downloading.


WorldCatDissertations has details of thousands of international dissertations and theses.

EBSCO Open Dissertations

EBSCO Open Dissertations is an Open Access database of PhD theses. All entries include an abstract, and a link to the full-text of the thesis.