Dissertations: International

The Center for Research Libraries (CRL)


CRL has a substantial collection of foreign doctoral dissertations in print and dating back to the mid 19th century. These are available to U of R students, faculty and staff on long term loan. While titles are added to this collection on an ongoing basis, it is not comprehensive. Search the CRL catalog to identify titles and then place an Interlibrary Loan request. The CRL catalog page includes tips on searching for dissertations by country and keyword in their catalog.



By country or region... 



  • Australia -

  • Canada -
    • Theses Canada Portal Identifies theses in the National Library of Canada Theses Collection.  Access to full-text is available for all titles  published 1998-2002.
    • Canadian Dissertations and theses from as far back as the 19th century are also included in Proquest Dissertations Full-Text.
  • Chile - Cybertesis.net (University of Chile) provides access to theses from 35 world universities. Emphasis on Chile.

  • Europe - DART-Europe E-theses Portal (Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations. European Working Group) Full-text access to  doctoral theses from 15 European countries.
  • Finland - E-Theses

  • France -
  • India Vidyanidhi: Digital Library and E-Scholarship Portal
  • Russia - Digital Library: Dissertations (Russian State Library). Some full-text, but you need proprietary software to download. Use this site to identify dissertatons, then use InterLibraryLoan to obtain them.

  • United Kingdom -
    • British Library Integrated Catalogue: Identifies UK theses, some with links to full text.
      In Advanced Search mode:
      • Enter 'dissertation' in a search box and select "Type/characteristic" in the associated dropdown list
      • Enter your search terms in the other search box(es), using the dropdown to specify author, title, etc. if desired
      • Click on Go.
      • Note that results do not just appear - you must click on the "Total" number to see the results list.
    • EThOS Beta service aims to deliver full text of theses from the British Library. Links to dissertations that have already been digitized by this service are included in the main BL catalog.



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