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STEM - Free and Open Access Resources for Research

Open Dissertations

Dissertations and theses have become more freely available as many universities now release them as open by default.

  • Please note that authors may still elect to limit access (embargo) their dissertations for one or more years, in which case nobody can access that dissertation until the end of that embargo period.


escholarship link The University of California institutional repository, with nearly 42,000 dissertations and theses (including 10,000+ from UC San Diego.
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations link The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations archive includes more than 6 million electronic theses and dissertations 
PQDT Open link Searches the OA subset of the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database.