academic theses

academic theses

Advanced research and scholarship. Theses and dissertations, free to find, free to use. aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 1100 colleges, universities, and research institutions. OATD currently indexes 5,153,410 theses and dissertations.

Our “Reports from Research and Development” edited by the Fraunhofer Verlag deliver more detailed insight into the scientific work of the Institute. The publication series comprise dissertations, which can be purchased online in the Fraunhofer Bookshop. Please refer to Fraunhofer IGB in your search. The reports are available in German only.
At Fraunhofer IGB each year a large number of dissertations and student academic theses such as Diploma, Bachelor and Master theses are written as well as internship reports and student research studies.

This guide outlines ways of identifying theses and dissertations published in your discipline, and those that are currently in progress.
This video from the British Library outlines how PhD theses obtained via its EThOS service can be used in your research.

These guidelines provide students at Vanderbilt University with essential information about how to prepare and submit theses and dissertations in a format acceptable to the Graduate School. You can either explore the guidelines by topic below or review the complete Format Guidelines document.
The Vanderbilt Libraries have recently implemented VIREO, an Electronic Thesis & Dissertation review and submission system for the Graduate School. The Graduate School requires electronic submission of all theses and dissertations through this new platform. Format reviews now occur within the VIREO submission process. If you have questions or would like an in-person format review, contact administrators.

Academic theses
The thesis server provides the opportunity to make your thesis available worldwide. Using structured metadata, the theses uploaded to the server get bibliographic descriptions. They are included in and can, therefore, be found via international library catalogues, search engines and other bibliographic tools. This ensures that the theses are citable through a permanent and stable web address.
Academic theses that have been approved before 2008 can be uploaded directly to and published on the server, unless this would violate any legal or statutory regulations.

Search across more than 800,000 doctoral dissertations and Habilitationsschriften from universities outside of the U.S. and Canada.
Get help with thesis and dissertations, and submission procedures.

The catalog also offers a special search form for theses and dissertations that allows you to limit by academic department or advisor.
You can also find theses and dissertations in

The Graduate College has provided Sample Pages for use in your dissertation or thesis. These samples represent the first two pages of the dissertation or thesis.
All doctoral dissertations and master’s theses are submitted by the student for archiving upon final approval by the student’s committee. (“Dissertations” here also refers to DNP projects in Nursing and DMA documents in Music.) These works will be added to the UA Campus Repository and the national archive of dissertations and theses maintained by ProQuest/UMI. There are no fees charged for archiving.

Current theses and dissertations from Rowan University graduate programs are submitted electronically to Rowan University’s Office of Graduate Research Services and are usually available in this repository within a few weeks of submission. Theses and dissertations submitted between 2010 and 2015 have been migrated from the library’s previous digital repository and are available here.
As of 9/29/16, theses and dissertations produced between 1996 and 2010 have been scanned and uploaded. If you are the author of a Rowan University (or Glassboro State College) thesis or dissertation produced before 2010, and you do not want your document to be publicly available in Rowan Digital Works, you must complete and submit this form to request its removal from the repository.

Questions about the submission process?
To browse dissertations and theses by academic department or program, please go to the Schools, Colleges, and Departments page.


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