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Social Work: Find Theses and Dissertations

Whitney M. Young Jr., School of Social Work Clark Atlanta University

Free Access to Theses and Dissertations


These indexes can be accessed freely on the Internet.


Open Access Theses and Dissertations (OATD)

Includes almost 2 million open access dissertations from over 800 colleges, universities and research institutions.


Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations

Started by Virginia Tech University, this is a global database of over 750,000 ETDs (electronic theses and dissertations).



Launched in 2007, this site contains ProQuest's open access ETDs.


OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center

Browse ETD's from over 30 participating colleges and universities in the state of Ohio.


Theses Canada Portal

Over 50,000 ETD's are available from the Library and Archives Canada's collection. For full-text, select "Electronic Theses" on the search screen.


British Library EThOS

Individuals may login and search this database of over 250,000 British theses and dissertations, without a fee. Some theses may be available on an open access basis. For others, individuals may need to request the item through ILLiad or wait for digitization.


DART-Europe E-theses Portal

Over 130,000 full-text ETD's are available from 230 participating universities from 17 European countries.


Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROAR)

A listing of open access repositories for e-theses and dissertations. Repositories be further limited by country and software type.