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Art History Research & Writing: Find Dissertations & Theses

Find Dissertations & Theses

The following is a list of sources for locating dissertations and theses from around the world.

Dissertations & Theses
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQD&T) is the single, central, authoritative resource for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses. Contains more than 2 million entries including dissertations published from 1980 forward include 350-word abstracts written by the author. Master's theses published from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. UMI offers over 1.8 million titles for purchase in microfilm or paper formats. More than 600,000 are available in native or image PDF formats for immediate free download. Coverage from 1861-present.

Index to Theses
A comprehensive listing of theses with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in Great Britain and Ireland since 1716.

Theses Canada Portal
Search AMICUS, Canada's national online catalogue, for bibliographic records of all theses in Library and Archives Canada's theses collection, which was established in 1965.

Center for Research Libraries (CRL) - Foreign Doctoral Dissertations
CRL has more than 750,000 uncataloged foreign doctoral dissertations, of which approximately 20,000 are included in this database.  
This site provides access to a database of voluntarily-registered, author-identified doctoral dissertations in progress around the world.

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) is an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination and preservation of electronic analogues to the traditional paper-based theses and dissertations.

Wanfang Dissertations of China
This database holds full-text, or abstracts and other descriptive information of Masters, Doctoral, and Post-doctoral dissertations from KEY Chinese research institutions from 1986 onward.

An online catalog to holdings at French academic libraries, SUDOC covers theses completed in France since 1972 (for Humanities and Social Sciences). Search by author, title, and abstract. Limit your search to theses by clicking on "Options" on the right hand corner of the page and limiting your search to "Thèses;" click on "Appliquer" to save your selection and proceed with the search.

Österreichische Dissertationsdatenbank
German-language dissertations.
Open Thesis
A free repository of theses, dissertations, and other academic documents, coupled with powerful search, organization, and collaboration tools.


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