1. University of Divinity Theses

Dalton McCaughey Library

  • Most paper University of Divinity theses are located in a special collection at the Dalton McCaughey Library.
  • The DMLcatalogue lists all paper theses held by the Library. If an electronic copy of a thesis is available in the University of Divinity Repository this is listed with the paper copy. Many recent theses are available in both formats.
  • To locate a thesis on a particular topic in the DML catalogue: - Go to the Power Search screen. - Type your keyword(s) in the search boxes. - Under Limits, select "Coll: Thesis Collection" ; OR
  • Enter your search at the Library's tailored search page for University of Divinity theses. Click here.

2. Australian Theses


  • The Trove service of the National Library of Australia is the quickest way to access online theses from Australian universities.
  • Go to the Trove homepage.
  • Click on Advanced Search.
  • Type your search terms, then scroll down to Limit your results, and check Australian content, then go to the Format box and select Thesis.

3. United Kingdom Theses

Index to Theses in Great Britain and Ireland

  • The Index to Theses in Great Britain and Ireland database is a comprehensive listing (with abstracts) of theses accepted for higher degrees by universities in Great Britain and Ireland since 1716. Abstracts are available from 1970 onwards.
  • The electronic version of Index to Theses in Great Britain and Ireland is accessible from public terminals at the Baillieu Library at the The University of Melbourne.

EthOS - **EthOS** (Electronic Theses Online Service) is a service from the British Library which allows researchers to locate theses from UK universities and download or purchase copies. - A limited number of theses are available for free immediate download. Registration (free) is required for downloading theses.

4. United States Theses

  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (formerly known as Dissertation Abstracts International) contains citations to theses accepted for doctoral and master's degrees by North American universities and some European universities.
  • Lists U.S. dissertations from 1861 onwards. Many of the dissertations can be downloaded in full text.
  • The electronic version of Proquest Dissertations and Theses is accessible from public terminals at the Baillieu Library at the The University of Melbourne.

5. Other Sources

  • Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations Provides access to free, electronic full-text of theses from participating universities.
  • Theses Canada Database of Canadian theses since 1965. Many are available free online.
  • German Theses - German theses since 1945 are listed in the catalogue of the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek.Enter search terms in the box, followed by diss - Click Finden - Some theses are available for free download.
  • thèses-EN-ligne - Open archive for digital French theses. Abstracts are available in English. - Use the drop-down menu to change from version française to English version.
  • SUDOC - Database of holdings of French university libraries. - Click on British flag for interface in English. - Click on Sudoc-Catalogue - Click on Advanced at top of screen. - Under Material Selection check Dissertations