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Finding Theses and Dissertations

This guide includes information about how to locate print and electronic theses or dissertations produced by students at Queen’s as well as those produced by students at other institutions, both in Canada and overseas.

Queen's University Theses

To find theses and dissertations produced at Queen's, search the following:

  • The Library Catalogue (QCAT)

    QCAT is 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.
  • QSpace: Theses & Dissertations

    • 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.
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses @ Queen's

    • Full text online since 1997, with some retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works.
    • Citations and some abstracts since 1965