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Queen's

To find theses and dissertations produced at Queen's, search the following:

  • The Library Catalogue (QCAT)

    QCAT is the primary tool for finding theses written by Queen's students.
    • Search by author, title, subject or keyword.
    • Search by department using a keyword search to retrieve all theses associated with that department:     Queens and history and thesis.
    • Note the call number (either in print, microfiche or online) and location:
      • In print theses are denoted by the call number Thesis MA or Thesis PhD and are located in the University Archives (print copies do not circulate).
      • Additional copies of each thesis may be available on microfiche (call number Microfiche 390) and housed in the Microforms section of Stauffer Library (lower level).
      • Theses may be available online via QSpace.
  • QSpace: Theses & Dissertations

    • Queen's theses published since July 2007 are available online via the Queen's institutional repository (QSpace) and are linked in QCAT. 
    • Search full text by keyword in addition to search by author, title, subject and abstract.
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses @ Queen's

    • Full text online since 1997, with some retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works.
    • Citations and some abstracts since 1965

Canada

  • Theses Canada

    1965 -   (microform)
    1998 -   Electronic theses and dissertations are harvested monthly from Canadian universities. However, for those that have been digitized by ProQuest Disserations & Theses, there is a four-year contractual time lag to access fulltext. Available to anyone on the web.

    Older theses may also available digitally. Please check the Thesis Canada site to check for individual pre-1998 title

    NOTE: Library and Archives Canada (LAC) ceased its interlibrary loan (ILL) service as of December 2012. Queen’s is no longer able to borrow material held at LAC which includes newspapers and archival material on microfilm and Canadian university theses.
  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

    A comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world from 1861-present.
    Full text since 1997, with strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works.
    Abstracts since 1980 for doctoral dissertations and since 1988 for masters' theses.
    Citations since 1861.

Repositories

Search for full text of open access dissertations and theses by searching the following sites:

United States

  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

    A comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world from 1861-present.
    Full text since 1997, with strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works.
    Abstracts since 1980 for doctoral dissertations and since 1988 for masters' theses.
    Citations since 1861.

International

  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

    A comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world from 1861-present.
    Full text since 1997, with strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works.
    Abstracts since 1980 for doctoral dissertations and 1988 for masters' theses.
    Citations since 1861.
  • Center for Research Libraries

    CRL holds more than 800,000 doctoral dissertations outside of the U.S. and Canada.
    Search dissertations in the dissertations section of the CRL catalogue.
    Digitized dissertations can be searched in the catalogue's e-resources section.
  • Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations

    A collection of more than 800,000 international full text theses and dissertations.
  • Google Scholar

    Try searching Google Scholar for theses posted on institutional digital repositories or on personal web pages.
  • ScienceDirect

    A web search engine devoted to Science and Technology.
  • WorldCat

    Search for dissertations, theses and published material based on theses catalogued in WorldCat by OCLC member libraries worldwide.
    In Advanced Search, you can search by author, title, subject, year, and keyword.
    Under Subtype Limits, select Theses/Dissertation from the Any Content menu.
  • Austria

    • Österreichische Dissertationsdatenbank

      The Austrian dissertation database contains the bibliographical data of dissertations approved in Austria from 1990 on, and in most cases the relevant abstracts. (This website is hosted by the National Library of Austria).
  • Australia

  • Britain

    • EThOS

      Access to doctoral dissertations (paper and electronic) from UK institutions of higher education.
  • Europe

    • DART-Europe

      Access to full text theses and dissertations from many countries in Europe.
    • Europeana

      Additional electronic dissertations from other European libraries.
  • France

  • Germany

    • DissOnline

      DissOnline provides information on the subject of electronic university publications. It can be used to find out directly all about online dissertations and post-doctoral theses. Sample documents can be downloaded to provide help in the creation of electronic university publications. For more information about the portal, please go to German National Library website (DNB).
  • México

  • Middle East

    • EThOS

      The Center for Research Libraries and the British Library have made available online 400 UK doctoral theses focusing on the Middle East, Islamic studies, and related subjects. More information.
  • The Netherlands

    • NARCIS

      Some Dutch e-theses are available through NARCIS.
  • Spain

  • Switzerland

  • Taiwan

    • NDLTD

      National Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations in Taiwan is an open full-text permanent archive of scholarly research in Taiwan.
  • Other Latin American Countries

    • Some electronic theses from Bolivia, Brasil, Chile and Peru can be found at Cybertesis.NET, a portal created by the University of Chile (Information Services & Library System) that provides an easily accessible tool to full text electronic theses published in different universities of the world.

      For more university/national library catalogues, search for the word University/Universidad and the country (Argentina, Peru, etc.) in Google. Find the link to the library (biblioteca) and search the catalogue for theses (tesis). You may need to click on the advanced search function (búsqueda guíada or búsqueda avanzada) and select tesis as a format or type.
TIP: The Library sometimes can have a copy of a dissertation from another university--either purchased by the Library, or purchased by an individual student or faculty member and later donated to the library collection so always check QCAT.

Last Updated: 08 April 2009