Western Libraries

How To Find Dissertations

University of Western Ontario

See our 2-minute video tutorial How to Find Western Theses and Dissertations for quick instructions.

  • Library Catalogue

    Use the Western Libraries Shared Library Catalogue to find dissertations conferred by The University of Western Ontario. Use Classic Catalogue, keyword search: dissertation* and a keyword for your Faculty and/or subject area, For example: dissertation* and (history or Hudson's Bay).

  • Scholarship@Western

    Western University's institutional repository, contains most of the doctoral dissertations published since 2010 and masters these published since 2011. From the Scholarship@Western page find the link to Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository and search for the dissertation by author, or title, or browse recent dissertations.

  • Proquest Dissertations and Theses

    Proquest Dissertations & Theses includes dissertations conferred by The University of Western Ontario. Use Advanced Search, Field: 'School name/code' (University of Western Ontario). Add author details or additional keywords to further narrow your search.

Canada

  • Theses Canada Portal

    Theses Canada seeks to be the most comprehensive source of Canadian Theses in the World. Use Advanced Search, Field: ‘University’ to search by school.

  • Proquest Dissertations and Theses

    Proquest Dissertations & Theses is the most comprehensive source of dissertation information for Canadian Universities. Use Advanced Search, Field: ‘School name/code’ if you know the institution where the dissertation was published, or search by Author, and/or Document Title for known items. Citation, abstract and document text searches also available.

United States

  • Proquest Dissertations and Theses

    Proquest Dissertations & Theses is the most comprehensive source of dissertation information for American Universities. Use Advanced Search, Field: ‘School name/code’ if you know the institution where the dissertation was published, or search by Author, and/or Document Title for known items. Citation, abstract and document text searches also available.

  • Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations

    The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations provides a searchable Union Catalogue of Dissertations completed at institutions of higher education around the World.

United Kingdom

  • Proquest Dissertations and Theses

    Proquest Dissertations & Theses includes dissertation information for universities in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Use Advanced Search, Field: ‘School name/code’ if you know the institution where the dissertation was published, or search by Author, and/or Document Title for known items. Citation, abstract and document text searches also available.

  • EThOS

    The Electronic Thesis Online Service provides one-stop access to dissertations produced at UK higher education institutions.

World

TIP: If the thesis or dissertation you require is not available at Western Libraries, Interlibrary Loan Service is available to all currently registered students, faculty and staff of the University. Information about ILL Services is available at http://www.lib.uwo.ca/ill.