The last thing you want to find out as you are about to defend your thesis is that someone else has already done what you are doing! One way to avoid this is to make sure you are aware of not just the current journal literature, but of recent theses that have been completed.
We have a number of databases that will allow you to search for theses. They include:
- CURVE: This is the Carleton University institutional repository. It collects, preserves and provides open access to the academic, research output and creative works of Carleton faculty and scholars. One of its collections is CU theses & dissertations.
- Dissertations and Theses Global Covers all the same theses from the former Dissertations & Theses Full Text (full-text of North American theses) and Dissertations & Theses: UK and Ireland (selected full-text, others may be found in the EThOS database listed below) plus it now adds more international coverage of some European and Chinese theses.
- EThOS The UK’s national thesis service, provides a record of all doctoral dissertations with a growing number of them in full-text
- Theses Canada / Thèses Canada
- Center for Research Libraries: Foreign Doctoral Dissertations
- Trove : To find Australian theses, go to the advanced search screen, and choose "format" to be "thesis"
For more information see our Theses & Dissertations page