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Industrial Relations

A guide to resources with an aim to support graduate students intersted in the multidisciplinary field of Industrial Relations.

Queens University Libraries (QUL)

Queens provides access to a large variety of theses and dissertations.

QUL has access to a large variety of theses and dissertations from Queens, Nationally, and Internationally.

Queen's Theses & Dissertations

To find theses and dissertations produced at Queen's, search the following:
  • The Library Catalogue (QCAT)

    QCATis the primary tool for finding theses written by Queen's students.

    • Search by author, title, subject or keyword.
    • Search by department using a keyword search to retrieve all theses associated with that department: Queens and history and thesis.
    • Note the call number (either in print, microfiche or online) and location:
      • In print theses, which are denoted by the call number Thesis MA or Thesis PhD, are stored off-site and can be requested through the Archives (there could be a three day delay before available) 
      • Additional copies of theses (1967/69 to August 2014) may be available on microfiche (call number Microfiche 390) and housed in the Microforms section of Stauffer Library (lower level).
      • Theses may be available online via QSpace.
    • Queen's theses published since July 2007 are available online via the Queen's institutional repository (QSpace) and are linked in QCAT. 
    • Search full text by keyword in addition to search by author, title, subject and abstract.
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    • Full text online since 1997, with some retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works.
    • Citations and some abstracts since 1965

Canadian Theses & Dissertations

1965 -   (microform)
1998 -   Electronic theses and dissertations are harvested monthly from Canadian universities. However, for those that have been digitized by ProQuest Disserations & Theses, there is a four-year contractual time lag to access fulltext. Available to anyone on the web.
Older theses may also available digitally. Please check the Thesis Canada site to check for individual pre-1998 title
NOTE: Library and Archives Canada (LAC) ceased its interlibrary loan (ILL) service as of December 2012. Queen’s is no longer able to borrow material held at LAC which includes newspapers and archival material on microfilm and Canadian university theses.
 
A comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world from 1861-present.
Full text since 1997, with strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works.
Abstracts since 1980 for doctoral dissertations and since 1988 for masters' theses.
Citations since 1861.

Repositories for Theses & Dissertations

Search for full text of open access dissertations and theses by searching the following sites:
 
 
 
 
An open database of doctoral dissertations in progress around the world.

United States Theses & Dissertations

A comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world from 1861-present.
Full text since 1997, with strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works.
Abstracts since 1980 for doctoral dissertations and since 1988 for masters' theses.
Citations since 1861.

International Theses & Dissertations

A comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world from 1861-present.
Full text since 1997, with strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works.
Abstracts since 1980 for doctoral dissertations and 1988 for masters' theses.Citations since 1861.
 
CRL holds more than 800,000 doctoral dissertations outside of the U.S. and Canada.
Search dissertations in the dissertations section of the CRL catalogue.
Digitized dissertations can be searched in the catalogue's e-resources section.
 
A collection of more than 800,000 international full text theses and dissertations.
 
Try searching Google Scholar for theses posted on institutional digital repositories or on personal web pages.
 
A web search engine devoted to Science and Technology.
 
Search for dissertations, theses and published material based on theses catalogued in WorldCat by OCLC member libraries worldwide.
In Advanced Search, you can search by author, title, subject, year, and keyword.
Under Subtype Limits, select Theses/Dissertation from the Any Content menu.

International Respositories by Country

Austria
The Austrian dissertation database contains the bibliographical data of dissertations approved in Austria from 1990 on, and in most cases the relevant abstracts. (This website is hosted by the National Library of Austria).
 
Australia
Search for full text digital theses from Australian universities.
On the Advanced search screen under Format, select Thesis.
 
Britain
Access to doctoral dissertations (paper and electronic) from UK institutions of higher education.
 
Europe
Access to full text theses and dissertations from many countries in Europe.
 
Additional electronic dissertations from other European libraries.
 
France
Provides access to records and some electronic theses and dissertations published at French research institutions.
 
 
Germany
DissOnline provides information on the subject of electronic university publications. It can be used to find out directly all about online dissertations and post-doctoral theses. Sample documents can be downloaded to provide help in the creation of electronic university publications. For more information about the portal, please go to German National Library website (DNB).
 
México
(Theses from the National University of Mexico / Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México). To search for electronic theses, click on “tesis electrónicas (REDUNAM).”
 
Middle East
The Center for Research Libraries and the British Library have made available online 400 UK doctoral theses focusing on the Middle East, Islamic studies, and related subjects. More information.
 
The Netherlands
Some Dutch e-theses are available through NARCIS.
 
Spain
There are several portals/catalogues in Spain for theses and dissertations. Here are some examples listed on Spain’s National Library website:
 
 
 
 
This is a cooperative repository of digital theses from the University of Cataluña and other autonomous communities (such as Murcia, Cantabria, Barcelona, and Oviedo)
 
Switzerland
For print and electronic dissertations, please consult the Swiss National Library website.
 
Taiwan
National Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations in Taiwan is an open full-text permanent archive of scholarly research in Taiwan.
 
Other Latin American Countries
Some electronic theses from Bolivia, Brasil, Chile and Peru can be found at Cybertesis.NET, a portal created by the University of Chile (Information Services & Library System) that provides an easily accessible tool to full text electronic theses published in different universities of the world.
For more university/national library catalogues, search for the word University/Universidad and the country (Argentina, Peru, etc.) in Google. Find the link to the library (biblioteca) and search the catalogue for theses (tesis). You may need to click on the advanced search function (búsqueda guíada or búsqueda avanzada) and select tesis as a format or type.
 
TIP: The Library sometimes can have a copy of a dissertation from another university--either purchased by the Library, or purchased by an individual student or faculty member and later donated to the library collection so always check QCAT

Queen's Theses

Queen’s Theses
Theses do not circulate.
 
Theses from Other Institutions
Queen’s students, faculty and staff can submit a request for the item via RACER. In order to obtain a thesis or dissertation from another institution, you will need the following information: author, title, date and institution.
It may be possible to borrow a thesis without cost to you although only a few libraries will lend copies of their theses. Please indicate in the Special Instructions area that only a loan is desired. If this is not possible, the Interlibrary Loan staff will get back to you.

Purchasing Theses

  • Theses that are not available for loan or download, can usually be purchased.
  • Costs vary as to format of reproduction (unbound paper copies or PDF files).
  • Copies of North American theses can be purchased via Dissertation Express.
  • Search Proquest Dissertations and Theses to find the order number, author and title of the thesis you would like to purchase.

Preparing & Submitting Your Theses at Queen's