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Use the following links (generally, in this order) to search for available dissertations and masters theses (full text online, in our collections, for purchase in print or available for Interlibrary Loan).
Formerly known as UMI, the database contains most US & Canadian dissertations, and is fast increasing its global coverage. Retrospective digitization is ongoing: UF subscribes to all available full text online (any titles in print only must be purchased or borrowed via ILL).
A comprehensive database of major academic and some small, specialized US library catalogs. Each institution's own dissertations and those they've collected from others will be listed, but not necessarily available for loan. Check the WorldCat main catalog to see if the title you want is available for Interlibrary Loan and provide ILL with the Accession Number in the comments box to expedite their search process. Consult with your librarian if you need assistance.
CRL with its component membership organizations is an important repository of specialized academic library materials. As a member institution, UF Libraries' patrons may borrow from their extensive manuscript archives, newspapers and foreign dissertations.
CRL has as part of its mission to collect foreign dissertations. Previously, these were not cataloged but available on request, however, the policy has changed and these are now a priority to catalog and digitize. Request the assistance of your librarian to properly complete an ILL request for material at CRL.
An international organization that, through leadership and innovation, promotes the adoption, creation, use, dissemination and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations. The NDLTD encourages and supports the efforts of institutes of higher education and their communities to develop electronic publishing and digital libraries (including repositories), thus enabling them to share knowledge more effectively in order to unlock the potential benefits worldwide.
An international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination, and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). We support electronic publishing and open access to scholarship in order to enhance the sharing of knowledge worldwide. Our website includes resources for university administrators, librarians, faculty, students, and the general public. Topics include how to find, create, and preserve ETDs; how to set up an ETD program; legal and technical questions; and the latest news and research in the ETD community.
For French dissertations, «Système Universitaire de Documentation» (Sudoc) is a collective catalog created by higher education research libraries and resource centers. Among other formats and resources, Sudoc includes in its mission to list all dissertations/theses produced in France.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Globalis the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day and offering full text for graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written prior to 1997. It contains a significant amount of new international dissertations and theses both in citations and in full text.