Answered By: Deborah Kelley-Milburn
Last Updated: Jun 02, 2017     Views: 9947

The Hollis Catalog includes Harvard PhD dissertations and some theses from other institutions that we have purchased.

The Dissertations and Theses Full Text database indexes dissertations from most North-American graduate schools, including Harvard, as well as some foreign universities, from 1861 to the present.  It provides the full text for most indexed theses from 1990 to the present, and many that are earlier. If you are not affiliated with Harvard, go to: Proquest dissertation service directly.

The Index to Theses describes theses accepted for higher degrees by universities in Great Britain and Ireland and the Council for National Academic Awards from 1716 to date.  About 1/2 of the entries include abstracts, and 10% include full text online.  See also EThOS, the online thesis service of the British Library.  Upon request they will digitize any thesis they hold in print, for no charge.

The Center for Research Libraries' Dissertations database includes many foreign theses.

WorldCat Includes many masters' theses as well as PhD.  Use "Advanced Search" and limit to subtype "thesis/dissertation."

Networked Digital Library of Electronic Theses and Dissertations includes foreign theses.

If a thesis you want is not availailble full-text online and was written at an Ivy League institution, Harvard affiliates can try to get copies through Borrow Direct.  Otherwise, you can use Interlibrary Loan to borrow theses, domestic and foreign.

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