Finding Theses & Dissertations

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Lincoln Theses

Search LibrarySearch and limit your results to content type “Dissertation” to find theses and dissertations completed at Lincoln University.

The LU Research Archive provides access to a growing collection of online full-text Lincoln University theses.

Other NZ universities

TePuna (National Bibliographic Database)
The New Zealand national bibliographic database includes records from all New Zealand university libraries. To search for theses, use the keyword “thesis” in your search. For example, if you wanted to find veterinary theses completed at Massey University, enter your search in the form: +thesis +veterinary +massey

New Zealand library catalogues
Search individual library catalogues. Use the keyword “thesis” in your search.

Kiwi Research Information Service
Starting in 2006, most New Zealand universities have provided access to full-text theses on the Web, searchable using KRIS.

Older Theses
Older New Zealand theses can be located by either searching individual library catalogues or consulting the printed Union list of higher degree theses in New Zealand libraries. This is shelved at Z5055 .N45 Uni.

(Theses from New Zealand universities can usually be interloaned under strict conditions.)

International Theses

ProQuest Digital Dissertations
A collection of 11,000 full-text North American theses. Search the Library Catalogue and use the keywords “proquest” and “dissertations” along with subject keywords in your search.

Search all Australian theses or Search all digital Australian theses via Trove.

A portal to thousands of full-text theses world-wide but especially from Latin American universities.

Theses Canada
Canadian masters theses and doctoral dissertations, some available online in full text.

DiVA Portal
Find theses, dissertations and other publications in full text from a number of Nordic (Scandinavian) universities.

Indian theses database.

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
International organization dedicated to the preservation of theses worldwide. Provides access to free, electronic full text of theses from participating institutions.

A search-engine for previously difficult-to-access, academically-oriented digital resources, including theses and dissertations.

A database of doctoral dissertations in progress around the world.

Provides a single point of access to UK e-theses and institutional repositories.

North American Theses

UMI Dissertation Express
Enables researchers to purchase their own unbound copies of dissertations and theses with express delivery to their home, school or office. The same site also provides a fax or mail form to obtain theses in bound or other formats. Select from over one million titles available from UMI.