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CQUniversity theses

The Library has a comprehensive collection of PhD and Research Masters theses completed at CQUniversity.

  • Library Search will retrieve all records for CQUniversity theses in print format
  • Search using the structure: thesis AND "central queensland university" AND ... keyword
    For example: thesis AND "central queensland university" AND "water quality"
  • Search by Title, Author, Subject or Date in the aCQUIRe repository for theses in electronic format.

Australian theses

Trove opens in a new window is a discovery service focused on Australia, Australians, and items found in Australian collections. Find out how to search for Australian theses in Trove opens in a new window.

International theses

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses opens in a new window is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses, indexing millions of searchable citations from around the world, covers 1861 to the present. Full text available for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage.

Open Access Theses and Dissertations opens in a new window locates open access, freely accessible theses and dissertations published around the world, using metadata, indexing over 4 million theses and dissertations from over 1100 colleges, universities, and research institutions.

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) opens in a new window is an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination, and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). Their website includes ETDs from selected universities and links to other international searching tools available for theses.

Center for Research Libraries opens in a new window 20,000 doctoral dissertations from outside the United States and Canada are searchable from this site.

DART-Europe E-theses Portal opens in a new window provides access to European open access research theses from more than 400 European universities.

British Library EthOS opens in a new window (e-thesis online service) aims to give access to ALL theses from participating UK institutions whether paper based or electronic. EThOS harvests e-theses from Institutional Repositories and digitises paper based theses as they are ordered by researchers.

Theses Canada Portal opens in a new window is the central access point for Canadian theses.

EBSCO Open Dissertations opens in a new window has records for American dissertations and theses from 1933 to the present. There are links to the full text when it is available in that university's institutional repository.

Digital Library and Archives (Virginia Tech) opens in a new window allows searching for citations and abstracts of over 23,000 theses and dissertations completed at Virginia Tech. Some free full-text access is available.

Discipline specific theses sites

Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology opens in a new window is an international database of citations of completed dissertations and new dissertation topics in the fields of musicology, music theory, and ethnomusicology, covers 1950 to the present.

TREN: Theological Research Exchange Network opens in a new window provides citations to over 23,000 theological theses/dissertations and conference papers. Items may be purchased through this site.