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Research Guides

Locating research materials: Part II

How to find resources in a particular field, locate theses and dissertations, and search for materials in Cyrillic.

Theses and Dissertations

There are specific databases and resources for theses and dissertations. These can be located in the Dissertations section under the Subjects A-Z guide from the main page of the library catalogue.

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses-Full Text (PQDT) is highly recommended for locating items in Canadian, American, and some international universities.

If you are looking for a dissertation written by a graduate student of the University of Toronto, you can do the following:

1. On the library homepage click on Catalogue.
3. Type in a dissertation author's name, for example, Halyna Hryn, and set the drop down menu to Author (see screen shot in steps #1 and #2).
4. Click on Search (step #3).


5.In your list of results, look for thesis in the item's call number, OR better use the Refine results section in the left column of the web-page, and select Thesis in the section Formats (see screen shot below).

Note: For U of T students, staff and faculty, theses/dissertations can also be obtained through Interlibrary Loan.

More Information

Please refer to the research guides listed below for more information on theses and dissertations: