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E-Resources: Doctoral theses

The University Library puts at your disposal a series of links to repositories and databases on doctoral theses published in the UA and other Spanish and foreign universities.


RUA : The collection of Doctoral Theses of RUA brings together all the doctoral theses in open access read at the University of Alicante. Since 2011, all theses must be open access, with some exceptions.

Flora : This collection brings together the references and, in some cases, access to the full text of the research papers deposited in the General Archive that have been presented at the UA to obtain a degree or an academic degree: doctoral theses, theses Undergraduate and other research reports.

BUA catalog(search by subject)


TESEO : It collects the doctoral theses read in Spain from 1976 with a brief summary. It allows each doctor to include his own doctoral thesis.

TDX (TDR) : Cooperative repository containing, in digital format, full-text doctoral theses read in the Universities of Catalonia and other autonomous communities. The consultation of the theses is free access and allows searches in the full text of the theses by author, director, titles, subject, University and Department where they have been read.

DIALNET : Thesis doctorales of the wall of 40 Spanish universities (included the ones of TDX). It allows the research by author, title and area of knowledge. It facilitates the bibliographic description and, besides, the access to the complete text of a big part of the theses doctorales integrated in the portal.

REBIUN : The Collective Catalog of the Network of University Libraries (Catalog REBIUN) gathers the bibliographic records of the 76 university libraries and the CSIC that form part of this network.

RECOLECTA: It is a platform that brings together all national scientific repositories and provides services to repository managers, researchers and agents involved in policy making (public decision makers).


DART-Europe : Association of research libraries and library consortiums working together to improve global access to European doctoral theses. Provides access to the full text of doctoral theses from 280 European universities

Virtual library Miguel de Cervantes : Full-text doctoral theses in or on Hispanic languages successfully defended in any country in the world.

REDIAL-THESIS : The REDIAL-TESIS Database contains bibliographical references of almost 10,000 doctoral theses on Latin American topics, read in European universities since 1980. When the full text is available on the Internet, the link appears and the search can be limited with the option "Virtual Library ".

EThOS : Base de datos que recoge las referencias bibliográficas y el acceso al texto completo, si está disponible, de las tesis doctorales leídas en el Reino Unido.

TEL (thèses-In-ligne) : Free French doctoral theses.

OpenThesis : Free repository of thesis bibliographic references, dissertations and other academic documents, along with powerful search, organization and collaboration tools. In cases where it is available, the link to the full text appears in the bibliographic record.

Open Access Theses and Dissertations (OATD) : Database indexing more than 3 million theses and dissertations from around the world in open access.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global - (Access Campus) : Basse of subscription data integrated in the Proquest platform, which includes bibliographical records of doctoral theses fundamentally American, but also European since 1861. Titles published since 1997 are available in PDF format. It includes the Index to Theses, with more than 500,000 bibliographical references of doctoral theses and dissertations of masters of British and Irish academic institutions.

NDLTD : (Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations). International organization that promotes the adoption, creation, use, diffusion and preservation of theses and electronic theses. Supports higher education institutions in the development of electronic publishing and digital libraries (including repositories). Its catalog contains more than one million records (and accesses to the full text) of theses and electronic theses of different universities around the world.

OpenGrey : Multidisciplinary information resource on gray literature (technical or research reports, doctoral theses, conferences, official publications, etc.) in Europe. It offers open access to 700,000 bibliographic references and allows you to export records and locate documents. It covers different scientific areas: Science, Technology, Biomedical Sciences, Economics, Social Sciences and Humanities.

MIT Theses : Selection of doctoral theses from MIT. It contains over 40,000 theses read from the mid-nineteenth century, digitized or published in electronic format. Since 2004, all doctoral theses and master's degree papers have been read at MIT.

Thèses : Portal of access to the bibliographic reference, the abstract and the complete text, if available, of doctoral theses read, and in process of elaboration, in French universities since 2006.

Latin American Thesis Portal: Free portal that offers access to the full text of electronic theses published in different Latin American universities and deposited in university repositories. It allows navigation by the list of titles (by date or by University) and the search, both basic and advanced, using truncations and Boolean operators.

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