Dissertations via the DTL The Digital Theological Library provides full-text access to 200,000 open access dissertations. Use the Advanced Search and scroll down to Content Type to choose Thesis/dissertation.
RIM: Research in Ministry Online RIM Online is an index that lists DMin and DMiss projects from reporting schools of theology accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. Indexing began in 1981. Once you find a paper in RIM, you will need to access the content via TREN, Dissertation Express, or the DTL.
TREN: Theological Research Exchange Network TREN provides citations to 6,800 theological theses/dissertations and conference papers. Items can then be purchased through this site. The opening page actually states that they have 10,000 theses/dissertations, but the search page allows searching of 6,800 items.
ProQuest Open Access Databases Proquest Dissertations & Theses open access. Increasingly, authors are choosing to publish their work in Proquest’s Open Access program, so search here for items available by download at no cost.
Dissertations in WorldCatOn the Advanced Search screen for WorldCat, limit the Content to Thesis/Dissertation, then search for any title or topic. A generic search for ‘religion’ yields over 100,000 results. You will need to access the content via TREN, Dissertation Express, or the DTL.
Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology This is an international database of citations for dissertations in musicology that contains over 12,000 records. Dissertations are from approximately 1950 to the present.
Digital Library and Archives Digital Library and Archives allows searching for citations and abstracts of over 6,700 theses and dissertations. Free full-text access is provided for over 4,500 of these items.
Directory of Dissertations in Progress The Directory contains 3,804 dissertations in progress at 170 academic departments in Canada and the U.S. This is a citation database of dissertations in progress in the area of history.
Dissertation.com Dissertation.com has just a few hundred dissertations and theses in its collection, but the site allows free, full-text access to the first twenty-five pages of each item.
Theses Canada Portal Theses Canada provides access to bibliographic citations for all the theses in the National Library of Canada Theses Collection. Access to full-text theses is available for all items published between January 1, 1998 to August 31, 2002.