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Dissertation databases

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TitleAbstractAccess Route
Cambridge University Library Theses Catalogue (Newton) The Cambridge theses catalogue contains all Cambridge theses approved since 1970. The Manuscripts Room in the UL holds a card index for all theses approved before 1995. Unrestricted
DART European etheses portal A fully searchable database of full-text theses which are freely available to download from a group of European universities. Unrestricted
EThOS EThOS is a service managed by the British Library whereby it is possible to download Ph.D theses from a select number of participating universities. At present over 100 universities have contributed approximately 250,000 theses. If you request a thesis that has already been digitised you will be able to download it free of charge ... if it hasn't been digitised, you will be asked to meet the cost. Please note that, although theses submitted at Cambridge or Oxford are listed on EThOS, they are not available for download. Unrestricted
LSE Theses Online The institutional archive for London School of Economics and Political Science's Ph.D theses. It contains full text versions of theses accepted for the qualification of Doctorate at LSE. These full text versions can be freely downloaded. From 2011-12 all successful LSE PhD candidates will be required to submit an electronic version of their thesis to LSE Theses Online. Unrestricted
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations NDLTD is an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination, and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations. It is a good starting point for discovering freely available electronic theses and dissertations beyond the UK. Unrestricted
Oxford University Research Archive (ORA) Database of research publications from the University of Oxford. It is text searchable or can be browsed by subject or type of work. ORA contains a growing collection of digital copies of successful Oxford theses submitted as part of research degree awards. The full content of as many theses as possible are made freely available online. Unrestricted
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses This database includes 2.4 million dissertations and theses citations, representing 700 leading academic institutions worldwide from 1861 to the present day. It offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works. Each dissertation published since 1980 includes a 350 word abstract written by the author. The database contains 1 million full text dissertations that are available for download in pdf format. There is a charge for ordering a dissertation from this source which is payable online to ProQuest. Cam domain / Raven password
University of Cambridge (DSpace) Dspace@cambridge contains research output from the University's Faculty of Economics. It also contains a rapidly growing collection of full-text versions of Cambridge Ph.D. Theses that have been deposited voluntarily by Cambridge graduates. Unrestricted