Carleton University Theses & Dissertations

  • CURVE Theses and Dissertations Collection is the Carleton University institutional repository that contains all of our theses and dissertations from 1958 onwards, except Master's Research Essays.
  • Dissertations & Theses Global database has pdf copies of many Carleton theses starting from 1997
  • Master's Research Essays: while we have a single print copy of these kept in our Storage Facility, a digital copy can be requested by following the link in Omni
    • Search by author or title if you know the thesis you are looking for
    • Do a keyword search on a topic, then use the filters on the left side of the screen to limit to "Dissertations" as a Resource Type & "Print/physical item" as the Availability:
    • On the full record for the item there is a link to request a digital copy

Other Theses & Dissertations Databases

  • Dissertations & Theses Global full-text pdf of most North American theses and growing international coverage from UK & Ireland, rest of Europe, China
  • ABES: thèses Links to various sites that may have fulltext of theses from France.
  • EThOS The UK’s national thesis service, provides a record of all doctoral dissertations with a growing number of them in full-text
  • Foreign Doctoral Dissertations
  • Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) Links to other projects that are ongoing in digitizing dissertations. Can see links by country
  • Theses Canada / Thèses Canada
  • Trove: for Australian theses. (help page for finding theses in Trove)
  • University Institutional Repositories: if you know the name of the issuing university, you can also try seeing if they have a free digital copy in their institutional repository or archives. Try one of these:
    • These repositories are often set up up to be searchable on Google, so you could try googling the title of the thesis/dissertation
    • Google the name of the university and "institutional repository" or "digital theses"
    • Go to the University web site and use their search function to look for similar terms

Ordering Copies if you can't Find a PDF

  • If you can not find a digital copy you can always ask Interlibrary Loans to see if they can obtain a copy for you
  • If you already have an Interlibrary Loan/RACER account you can login, use the Blank Request Form, and fill in the details of the thesis/dissertation
  • Depending on where it is from, the process can take a long time (months) and may not be free.

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