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Theses & Dissertations: Finding Theses & Dissertations

Finding Theses & Dissertations

Library Resources

Print Collection
The Library's printed collection of HKUST master's theses and doctoral dissertations is shelved on 1/F. The call number is in the format of: Thesis Department Year Author, e.g., Thesis BIOL 2000 Yiu.
HKUST Electronic Theses Database
Contains full images of the University's master's theses and doctoral dissertations. The full text of many records is available to all, where permitted by the author. Search Guide.

Finding Theses & Dissertations of Other Hong Kong Universities

Hong Kong University Theses Online
Holds over 16,000 titles of theses and dissertations submitted for higher degrees to the University of Hong Kong since 1941, the vast majority of which provide full text. Almost all HKU theses are included in the database.

Finding Theses & Dissertations of Universities Worldwide


ProQuest dissertations & theses global A&I : the humanities and social sciences collection
ProQuest dissertations & theses global: the sciences and engineering collection
These databases contain millions of citations and abstracts to doctoral dissertations and master's theses accepted by thousands of universities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and other regions. It also provides 24-page previews of dissertations/theses published since 1997. Users can place online orders using their own credit cards. Free download of full-text image files is restricted to business dissertations worldwide, HKUST PhD dissertations, and selected purchased titles.
Digital dissertation consortium = 國際博碩士論文全文資料庫
The database contains thousands of ProQuest dissertations in various disciplines from North American universities from 2001.

Internet Resources

This database indexes articles from about 4,800 English and Chinese periodicals from Taiwan since 1970, plus some titles from Hong Kong and Macau.
Australasian Digital Thesis Program
Provides access to thesis information from over 30 universities in Australia. Users can limit their search to digital theses only and access the full-text.
The Library subscribes to three series of the CAJ Full-Text Database: Literature, History and Philosophy; Education and Social Sciences; and Economics, Politics and Law, providing access to over 4,000 core journals published in Mainland China in these subject areas. It supports full-text searching or searching in specific fields such as author, title, keyword, abstract, journal name,and reference. Images of articles can either be viewed in PDF or CAJ format.
Digital Library and Archives: Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Search 11,000 theses and dissertations that have been approved by the VirginiaTech Graduate School since 1995. Some theses have restricted access to VirginiaTech members only.
DSpace at MIT
A collection of selected MIT master's and doctoral theses available online in full text. The range of years represented in the collection is mid 1800's to present.
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)
Links to universities, organizations, and companies that provide electronic theses and dissertations on the Internet. Some dissertations can be viewed online, others with detailed bibliographic information.

Online Ordering & Interlibrary Loan

British Library Theses Service
Offers paid access to most of the doctoral theses, totalling 170,000, awarded by British universities since the early 1970s.
UMI Dissertation Express
Look up specific thesis by title, author, or publication number and order online. A 24-page preview of dissertations/theses published since 1997 is also available via PQTD.
HKUST Interlibrary Loan
Submit your request via HKUST ILLiad. Our Document Supply Service Department will try to borrow the theses/dissertation for you from the holding library. Fees may apply.

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