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University of Wollongong Australia

Finding theses worldwide: Theses in overseas libraries

ProQuest Dissertation & Theses

Contains over 2 million thesis citations from 1743, from around the world but mostly from North America. Abstracts are included from 1980. Citations from 1997 also include a 24 page preview.

> Search Dissertations and Theses <

Type in your keywords

To truncate a keyword use the * symbol, for example educat*

UOW abstracts up to 1997

Hong Kong University Theses Online

Primarily in English, while others are in Chinese only.

> Search Hong Kong Theses <

  • Type in your keywords
  • Use the Limit Search by: Language to retrieve English only theses
  • To truncate a keyword use the * symbol, for example educat*
  • A search on *view, will return documents with overview, review, underview

International Theses

WorldCat

Useful for identifying theses held in North American libraries, however there is some overlap with ProQuest Dissertation & Theses.

> Search WorldCat <

  • Select the Advanced Search option
  • At Content select Thesis/dissertation
  • Type in your keywords
  • To truncate a keyword use the * symbol, for example educat*
  • Use uppercase OR to broaden your search

UK theses

EThOS (Electronic Thesis Online Service) provides access to all theses produced by UK Higher Education.

Search > EThOS <

  • Register to download a thesis
  • Does not support a truncation symbol
  • Conducts an automatic phrase search for two or more words

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