Theses & dissertations

This guide provides information on how to find theses and dissertations.

Finding theses

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Electronic access to McGill theses

Print copies of McGill theses

Finding theses from other institutions

  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Full Text Details

    This database includes dissertation and thesis citations from around the world from 1861 to the present day, including full text of most of the dissertations added since 1997.

  • Theses Canada Portal Details

    This database provides free access to the full text electronic versions of Canadian theses and dissertations published from 1998 onward.

Finding theses by geographic region

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Africa

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Asia

China

  • Hong Kong University Theses Online Details

    Primarily in English, theses submitted for higher degrees to the University of Hong Kong since 1941, including works in arts, humanities, education, the social, medical and natural sciences, many dealing entirely with or focusing on subjects relating to Hong Kong.

India

Pakistan

  • Pakistan Research Repository [link not working] Details

    Full text of 500+ doctoral theses—all subjects—with aim to include "all Ph.D. theses published by institutions in Pakistan."

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Australia

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Europe

Austria

France

  • Les Bibliothèque nationale de France - Catalogue général Details

    "On trouve les références des thèses éditées dans le catalogue général de la BnF. Pour les trouver, procéder de la même manière que pour les autres documents (par auteur, titre, etc.)." (source: Comment trouver les thèses de doctorat à la BnF

  • Fichier central des thèses (France) Details

    "... Enregistre les sujets de thèses de doctorat en préparation dans les universités fran?aises et les établissements d'enseignement supérieur habilités à délivrer des doctorats dans les disciplines suivantes : Lettres, Sciences Humaines et Sociales, Droit, Science politique, Sciences économiques et de gestion." Pour les thèses soutenues, consultez SUDOC.

  • SUDOC: Système Universitaire de Documentation (France) Details

    "... est le catalogue collectif fran?ais réalisé par les bibliothèques et centres de documentation de l'enseignement supérieur et de la recherche. Il comprend plus de 9 millions de notices bibliographiques qui décrivent tous les types de documents (livres, thèses, revues, ressources électroniques, documents audiovisuels, microformes, cartes, partitions, manuscrits et livres anciens...). Le catalogue Sudoc décrit également les collections de revues et journaux d'environ 2000 établissements documentaires hors enseignement supérieur (bibliothèques municipales, centres de documentation...)

  • Théo Details

    "Essai de recensement des travaux universitaires (DES, Ma?trises, DEA, Thèses) intéressant l'histoire du quart nord-ouest de la France (régions Bretagne, Pays-de-Loire, Basse-Normandie, Haute-Normandie, Centre, Poitou-Charentes) déposés et accessibles dans cette aire géographique."

  • CCSD: Thèses-EN-ligne Details

    Auto-archive of mainly science theses from France.

  • Cyberthèses Details

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Germany

Ireland

  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland Details

    This database is the most comprehensive available record of doctoral theses from the United Kingdom and Ireland. The collection offers the most comprehensive available listing of theses, with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in the United Kingdom and Ireland, since 1716.

Spain

  • TESEO Details

    "La Base de Datos TESEO, del Consejo de Universidades, recoge y permite recuperar información acerca de las tesis doctorales leídas y consideradas aptas en las Universidades espa?olas desde 1976."

United Kingdom

  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland Details

    This database is the most comprehensive available record of doctoral theses from the United Kingdom and Ireland. The collection offers the most comprehensive available listing of theses, with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in the United Kingdom and Ireland, since 1716.

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North America

Canada

United States

  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Full Text Details

    This database includes dissertation and thesis citations from around the world from 1861 to the present day, including full text of most of the dissertations added since 1997.

  • American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955 Details

    American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955 is a free database providing access to the only comprehensive record of dissertations accepted by American universities during that time period, the print index Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities. Containing nearly 100,000 citations, American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955, provides full page images of the original print index, and may be searched by author, title, subject and university.

Index & abstracting tools

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Full-text theses

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