Borrowing Theses and Dissertations From Other Libraries

If a conflict occurs, the requirements of the School of Graduate Studies' Thesis and Dissertation Guide take precedence over those in another style manual.

Virginia Tech's Electronic Theses and Dissertations

 through the title listing of our theses and dissertations.

C. Submission Procedures for Theses and Dissertations

McCutcheon, Sevim, Michael Kreyche, Margaret Beecher Maurer, and Joshua Nickerson. "Morphing Metadata: Maximizing Access to Electronic Theses and Dissertations." Library Hi Tech 26, no. 1 (2008): 41-57.

Virginia Tech's Electronic Theses and Dissertations

McMillan, Gail. "Digital Preservation of Theses and Dissertations through Collaboration." Resource Sharing & Information Networks 17, no. 1/2 (2005): 159-174.

———. "Electronic Theses and Dissertations in Music." Notes 60, no. 4 (2004): 893-907.
The Library of Congress has compiled an annotated list of theses and dissertations databases from around the world. Coverage includes the Theses Canada Portal, where you can search for theses and dissertations in the National Library of Canada.Theses and dissertations are an excellent source of in-depth technical information often not published in detail elsewhere. To review theses and dissertations by subject area, try these links, chosen for their wide appeal and timeliness. Of course, you can find documents on any topic using our keyword search.This collection has over 200,000 theses and dissertations from around the world. Many items, including those dating back to the early 1900s, are available in full text for free.
is an index of over 1.6 million electronic graduate-level theses and dissertations that are freely available to download and read right now from over 600 colleges and universities.
is an education database that includes theses and dissertations from 1960 to the present. Coverage is worldwide.
Limiting your search to only theses and dissertations requires a few steps. First you need to enter the term theses in one of the three search boxes, and change the type of search from keyword (via the drop down box) to publication type. In the other two search boxes you can enter author, title or keyword terms depending on your needs. Finally, after the search boxes there are options to limit your search. In the drop down box for Document Type Phrase select Document (ED). Check this for an example.
serves as a repository of theses and dissertations contributed by a number of member institutions (~95) throughout the world. Coverage is varied, but is greater after 1995. There are multiple search options.
Soete, George J. "Electronic Theses and Dissertations." Transforming Libraries, no. 7 (1998).

Borrowing Theses and Dissertations Produced in Other Countries

Zhang, Yin, Kyiho Lee, and Bum-Jong You. "Usage Patterns of an Electronic Theses and Dissertations System." Online Information Review 25, no. 6 (2001): 370-377.

Use the tabs below to find out how to access theses and dissertations from CU and beyond.

ETD | Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The indexes citations, abstracts, and full-text theses and dissertations from around the world. Many are available in full text through this database (otherwise you may be able to request a copy through ). Early 1900s-present.

Search for Theses and Dissertations in Specific Geographic Regions/Countries

Electronic Theses and Dissertations


serves as a repository of theses and dissertations contributed by a number of member institutions (~95) throughout the world. Coverage is varied, but is greater after 1995. There are multiple search options.