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Different databases are suitable for searching dissertations, depending on its origin. The most common ones are listed below. Tip: access to some of the following databases is even quicker using the Lib4RI-Searchbox in the header (select «Articles, Books etc.», then click «Dissertations»).
Swisscovery is the new nationwide library catalogue operated by the Swiss Library Service Platform (SLSP) replacing the former NEBIS recherche catalogue and also swissbib, as the best entry point for tracking down Swiss dissertations.
When searching for dissertations, please tweak swisscovery's results for the «Resource Type» «Dissertations».
The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) is an international organisation dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination, and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs).
NDLTD's new Global ETD Search allows researchers to find approximately 4.5 Mio ETDs from more than 200 universities on all continents based on keyword, date, institution, language and subject.
In addition, NDLTD also provides many links to national and international dissertation catalogues.
OATD aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 1,100 colleges, universities, and research institutions. OATD currently indexes some 3.5 Mio theses and dissertations.
The ProQuest database provides bibliographic information (including abstracts) for more than 2.7 Mio dissertations and theses on science and engineering from 1861 to the present. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses mainly covers dissertations and theses from North American Institutions plus a growing international coverage. Over 1 Mio full text dissertations are available for download in PDF format. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works.