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Theses & Dissertations

Searching Northeastern Dissertations:

Northeastern master's theses and doctoral dissertations are searchable in Scholar OneSearch.

Prior to 2008: Located in print in the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections.

2008 to the present: Most are available online through our Digital Repository Service (Open Access) and in Proquest Dissertations and Theses @NU. (NU login required)

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Center for Research Libraries: Dissertation Search

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    Search across more than 800,000 doctoral dissertations and Habilitationsschriften from universities outside of the U.S. and Canada. 

    A demand purchase program allows Northeastern's library to order foreign dissertations at no charge as part of our CRL membership. Searching is open to all, but ordering dissertations requires current NU faculty, staff, or student status.

    Use the thesis request form in ILLiad, our Interlibrary Loan system, to request dissertations from outside the US and Canada. We will take care of the rest.  Please note dissertations ordered from CRL will take longer to provide than other interlibrary materials.

Digital Repository Service: NU Theses and Dissertations

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    Northeastern University master's theses and doctoral dissertations from 2008 to the present.  

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations

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    NDLTD is a freely searchable catalog of theses and dissertations contributed by member institutions from around the world.  When viewing search results, click "view source record" to link to detailed information and the full text of the thesis or dissertation, if available.

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses - PQDT Global

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    With over 2.7 million entries, Proquest Dissertations is the authoritative resource for searching doctoral dissertations and master's theses from around the world, from 1861 to the present. Full text PDFs are usually available to download for theses published since 1997.

    Beginning in 2008, Northeastern University Masters and PhD students submit their completed dissertations to this "database of record" for graduate research. 

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses @ Northeastern

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    Doctoral Dissertations and Theses from Northeastern University Masters and PhD degree candidates, submitted to ProQuest's national thesis clearinghouse, most but not all full text.