The Library holds some theses from other universities, and provides access to hundreds of thousands of others online.There are many national and international websites and databases with lists of theses, some with full-text that you can download.
This guide provides information about locating dissertations and theses, both those completed at Stanford University and those from other universities.
If you need help, please contact our reference services staff or your subject librarian.
Open Thesis is a free repository of theses, dissertations, and other academic documents, coupled with powerful search, organization, and collaboration tools.
We hope that you will take a moment to upload your theses, dissertations and other publications -- and ask your colleagues to do the same.
For English language theses, begin with these collections: Top of page There is no single comprehensive listing for all theses in progress.
However there are a number of websites and publications which list current research, and many university departments list theses in progress.However, the collection of 500,000 theses remains accessible (see Obtain a Thesis or Dissertation).The harvesting will resume in 2019 and will include theses added to the repositories since 2016.You can purchase copies of Stanford dissertations completed before 2010 via UMI Dissertation Express from Pro Quest.is a collaboration between EBSCO and Biblio Labs to increase traffic and discoverability of ETD research.If the thesis or dissertation was filed in a digital format (this option was available starting in November 2009) it may not be indexed in the Dissertations & Theses @ Stanford database, but it will be available through a direct link in the Search Works record and from Google.If the student opted for embargo restrictions, some of or the entire dissertation may not be available for up to five years after the submission date.Limit any search result by selecting "Thesis/Dissertation” under Genre in the left column.) Most Stanford dissertations written between 19 are available as PDFs from Proquest.You can access these directly from Dissertations & Theses @ Stanford or from the Searchworks record.You can join the movement and add your theses and dissertations to the database, making them freely available to researchers everywhere while increasing traffic to your institutional repository. Wilson Foundation agreed to support the expansion of the scope of the American Doctoral Dissertations database to include records for dissertations and theses from 1955 to the present.This new collaboration extends the work started in 2014, when EBSCO and the H. Wilson Foundation created American Doctoral Dissertations which contained indexing from the H. Wilson print publication, Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities, 1933-1955.