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Theses Information: Worldwide

This guide provides information on finding UCD and other theses.

University Library Catalogues

University library catalogues normally include details of doctoral and master degrees awarded at each university and which are held as part of library collections. Note: Theses from other Irish universities can usually be obtained using our Interlibrary Loans service.

ProQuest Dissertation and Theses (PQDT)



PQDT is the central, authoritative resource for tracing North American graduate research.

  • Provides citations to over 2.7 million doctoral and master theses.
  • Coverage: 1861 to present.
  • Includes abstracts for doctoral theses from 1980 onwards, masters 1998 onwards.
  • Also includes substantial international content. 

Theses ordering service: The PQDT database includes over one million full-text theses which are available for download in PDF format via the Proquest theses ordering service. Many entries include a 24 page “preview” for individuals wishing to purchase full content. This commercial service is available for theses added to PQDT since 1997.