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UMBC Theses & Dissertations

  • UMBC Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs)

    UMBC Electronic Theses and Dissertations

    Find full-text theses and dissertations submitted by UMBC graduate students since April, 2007.

    NOTE: off-campus access to full-text is only possible through the Single Sign-on.


    Search Tips
    • Use Advanced Search to find theses & dissertations by academic department.
      • Clear all Collections except UMBC Electronic Theses and Dissertations
      • Search by Selected Fields to search by UMBC departments (select field = UMBC Departments)
      • To limit search to either thesis or dissertation (select field = Document Type)

  • Bound UMBC Theses & Dissertations

    To find bound theses and dissertations submitted by UMBC graduate students you will need to search the UMBC library catalog

    NOTE: Original copies are kept in Special Collections.
    Dissertations only from 1976 - 2007: A second copy is available in the circulating collection: FOLIO LD3231.M6954d-- (5th floor).


    Search Tips - This search works best if you know the author or title
    • search for words in... thesis institution/place and enter Baltimore County as a two-word phrase AND
      • search for words in... Author and enter the author's last name
      • OR - search for words in... Title and enter keywords from the title

Other Sources for Theses & Dissertations

  • Off-campus access restricted to UMBC Students, Faculty and Staff Dissertations & Theses (ProQuest)

    Coverage: Some Full Text
    Indexes and abstracts dissertations and theses primarily from the U.S and Canada, some international; dissertations abstracted since 1980, theses abstracted since 1988. Full text available for dissertations published since 1997 (1991 from UMBC) are available as PDFs. (Online version of Dissertation Abstracts from UMI)


  • Free online resource British Library EthOS : Electronic theses online service

    EThOS provides a single point of access to all theses and dissertations produced by UK Higher Education. Note: First time users must register before ordering/downloading.

  • Free online resource Australasian Digital Theses Program

    Coverage: 2000-
    The aim of the ADT program is to establish a distributed database of digital versions of theses produced by the postgraduate research students at Australian universities. The theses will be available worldwide via the web. The ideal behind the program is to provide access to, and promote Australian research to the international community.

  • Free online resource DART-Europe E-theses Portal

    Coverage: current
    DART-Europe is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses. The DART-Europe partners help to provide researchers with a single European Portal for the discovery of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs).

  • Free online resource Hong Kong LIS Dissertations and Theses Collections (DTC)

    Coverage: Some Full Text
    Dissertations and Theses Collections (DTC) is an online union collection of Hong Kong postgraduate studentsí doctoral and master dissertations and theses indexed in the online catalogs of seven university libraries in Hong Kong. Includes some online full text.

  • Free online resource Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)

    The NDLTD Union Catalog contains more than one million records of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). Also includes links to other useful ETD search tools.


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