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Dissertations: Other Sources

This guide provides information on locating, borrowing, and purchasing doctoral dissertations. If you are unable to locate dissertations using these instructions, ask a librarian in any USC library for assistance.

International and Other Dissertations

British Library EThOS - Search and order theses online
TEL : thèses en ligne

Theses Canada Portal
Theses Canada provides access to bibliographic citations for all the theses in the National Library of Canada Theses Collection.  Access to full-text theses is available for all items published between January 1, 1998 to August 31, 2002.

WorldCat dissertations and theses

Although the WorldCat Dissertations & Theses database is only available by subscription to FirstSearch, WorldCat is available for free. The advanced search screen allows you to limit by Content to Thesis/Dissertation.  Here is the link:


TREN: Theological Research Exchange Network
TREN provides citations to 6,800 theological theses/dissertations and conference papers.  Items can then be purchased through this site.  The opening page actually states that they have 10,000 theses/dissertations, but the search page allows searching of 6,800 items.

University of Miami Electronic Theses & Dissertations