Open Source Links to Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Major Collections[1]

Major Portals—Multiple Universities

Description of the Collection[2]

ABES

Collection of French dissertations from multiple universities

Cyberthesis

French-language dissertations from University of Lyon

DART-Europe

Collection of 229,550 ETDs from 360 European universities

EthOS

British ETDs  “Africa” (1,469)  “Africa theology” (7)[3]

Networked Digital Libraryof Theses and Dissertations

t Primary source    Use “Basic Search”: type in a topic/key word

Multi-lingual ETD collection:

75 universities and 1 seminary, plus 3 large consortiums.
(some African universities included).

“generational curses” (366)  “Africa theology church” (3,676)

Theses Canada

Consortium of 67 Canadian universities & seminaries
Some in French

Theological Research Exchange Network

 Primary source (especially for Herm/Bib Theo searches)

Go to Search for Theses/Dissertations,  add “keyword in title”

“Africa” (38)  “servant leadership” (15)  “theological” (323)

Trove: National Library of Australia

Consortium of Australian universities & seminaries: 560,000 ETDs

WorldCat

t Primary source (Meta-search engine)  Not all are open-source (free)

NOTE: Limit “Content” to “Thesis/dissertations”

[American Historical Society]

Dissertations in progress in the field of history

[PhD Data]

Dissertations in progress: various disciplines and nations

[Social Science Research Network]

[No ETD’s: Academic papers, conference proceedings, etc.]

Universities Offering African Studies PhD Degree Programmes

University

Characteristics

Emory University

“Africa” (38)  “theology” (41)

Temple University

“Africa” (177)  “servant leadership” (7)

University of Pennsylvania

Search by keyword (at the bottom left; scroll down a bit)

“Africa” (77)  “leadership” (41)

[1]Updated October 30, 2011.

[1]The numbers in parentheses following the sample keywords (e.g., “Africa”) are the number of “hits” (dissertations) available in that university’s ETD collection.

[1]To illustrate the nature of the collection, PAThS tract-relevant terms were searched (somewhat randomly)

Selected South African Universities[4]

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Collections

Name of University or Portal

Using the Collection[5]

Free State (University of the)

Search by Keyword at lower left (scroll down a bit).

“theology” (9)  “leadership” (3)

Johannesburg (University of)

Search within this community and its collections:  Enter one or more key words.

“theology” (90)  “transformational leadership” (52)

North-West University

In:  (choose) Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Search for:  Enter one or more key words

“theological education” (5)  “curses” (60)
“servant leadership” (10)  “missionaries” (102)

Pretoria (University of)

Search by Keyword at lower left (scroll down a bit).

“theological education” (2 in English)
“theological” (17”)  “missions” (4)

Rhodes University

Keyword at upper right:  Enter one or more key words

“theological education” (31)  “curses” (42)

Stellenbosch University

Full Text Search  Enter one or more key word.

“servant leadership” (30)  “curses” (196)
“theological education” (34)  “missionaries” (237)

UNISA

Search within this collection at upper left.

“leadership” (836)  “theology” (430)

Western Cape (University of the)

Keyword at left on side bar.

“theology” (25) “leadership” (26)

                [1]Updated October 30, 2011.

[2]The numbers in parentheses following the sample keywords (e.g., “Africa”) are the number of “hits” (dissertations) available in that university’s ETD collection.

[3]To illustrate the nature of the collection, PAThS tract-relevant terms were searched (somewhat randomly)

[4]Some ETDs will be in Afrikaans.  In some search engines, put the phrase (e.g., theological education) in quotation marks (“theological education”) when searching for phrases.

[5]The numbers in parentheses following the sample keywords are the number of “hits” (dissertations) available in that university’s ETD collection.