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Open Access Theses and Dissertations




OATD currently indexes over 1.5 million open access international graduate theses and dissertations

Metadata from over 600 colleges, universities, and research institutions.


Many of these schools’ records come from their own repositories. Others come from regional or national ETD consortia, or from a set of ETD catalog records provided by OCLC Worldcat. With few exceptions, records are harvested from these sites using a standard called the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH).

Additional resources to find theses:

    Proquest Dissertations and Theses, dissertations and theses published electronically or in print.

    Google Scholar

    NDLTD, Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations, electronic theses and dissertations, both open access and not.

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