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Finding theses: Finding theses produced in other institutions

A guide to finding theses produced at the University of Reading and in institutions worldwide

The following sources give references to theses produced in institutions around the world. Some may also be available to download immediately. 

Key resources for finding theses

You may find that databases in your subject area also index theses. Find out which ones are relevant for you by consulting our list of subject databases.

Other useful sources for finding theses

Obtaining theses produced elsewhere

British theses found via these sources can usually be obtained via the British Library's EThOS service. 

Overseas theses can be requested via our inter-library loans service, but these might be hard to obtain and will incur a higher than usual charge.

Finding theses currently in progress

Finding out about theses and dissertations in progress is not easy but the following sources might help.