The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) is an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination, and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). The NDLTD supports electronic publishing and open access to scholarship in order to enhance the sharing of knowledge worldwide. The website includes resources for university administrators, librarians, faculty, students, and the general public. Topics include how to find, create, and preserve ETDs; how to set up an ETD program; legal and technical questions; and the latest news and research in the ETD community. (Source: NDLTD)

Open Access Australasia (previously Australasian Open Access Strategy Group – AOASG) advocates for and supports practical initiatives on open access in Australia and New Zealand. They do this through raising awareness of why open access is important, collaboration regionally and internationally and by helping to build capacity and expertise within this region. They support all models of open access, and in particular they endorse the principles of the  F.A.I.R. Access Policy Statement for research outputs to be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable, ensuring they can be part of the global research ecosystem (Source: Open Access Australasia)

OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. Each OpenDOAR repository has been visited by project staff to check the information that is recorded here. This in-depth approach does not rely on automated analysis and gives a quality-controlled list of repositories. (Source: OpenDOAR)

EThOS is the UK’s national thesis service which aims to maximise the visibility and availability of the UK’s doctoral research theses. It demonstrates the quality of UK research, and supports the UK Government’s open access principle that publications resulting from publicly-funded research should be made freely available for all researchers, providing opportunities for further research. (Source: EThOS) aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 1100 colleges, universities, and research institutions. OATD currently indexes 3,280,873 theses and dissertations. (Source: OATD)

  • Link for access: OATD

EBSCO Open Dissertations now includes the content from American Doctoral DissertationsIt is a free database with records for more than 1.4 million electronic theses and dissertations from more than 320 universities around the world. EBSCO Open Dissertations is a collaboration between EBSCO and BiblioLabs to increase traffic and discoverability of ETD research. We can join the movement and add our theses and dissertations to the database, making them freely available to researchers everywhere while increasing traffic to your institutional repository. (Source: EBSCO Open Dissertations)

ProQuest Dissertation & Theses Global (PQDT) ™ database is the world’s most comprehensive curated collection of multi-disciplinary dissertations and theses from around the world, offering over 5 million citations and 2.7 million full-text works from thousands of universities. Equip researchers with a single simple unified research experience. Students and researchers can efficiently explore cutting-edge research and unparalleled content driving discovery that can impact the world. (Source: ProQuest Dissertation & Theses Global)

ROAR – Registry of Open Access Repositories

ROAR (Registry of Open Access Repositories) aims at promoting the development of open access by providing timely information about the growth and status of repositories throughout the world. Open access to research maximises research access and thereby also research impact, making research more productive and effective. (Source: ROAR)

  • Link for access: ROAR

Grey Literature is from Europe providing open access to 700.000 bibliographical references of grey literature (paper) produced in Europe and allows you to export records and locate the documents. Examples of grey (gray) literature include technical or research reports, doctoral dissertations, some conference papers, some official publications, and other types of grey literature. OpenGrey covers Science, Technology, Biomedical Science, Economics, Social Science and Humanities. (Source: OpenGrey)

Research Online

Research Online is Edith Cowan University’s institutional repository. The repository highlights and provides access to the research outputs created by staff and post graduate students at Edith Cowan University. Research Online provides open access versions of ECU affiliated publications where possible; ensuring ECU research reaches a wide-ranging audience. The repository can also be utilised as a publishing platform for ejournals, conferences and ebooks. The submission, peer-review and publishing processes can all be managed via the platform. Research Online uses the Digital Commons platform. (Source: Edith Cowan University)


This repository holds the research output of members of the University of Cambridge. It is delivered and managed by the University Library’s Office of Scholarly Communication team.