Over 100 years of Dalhousie graduate research available to you.
We collect all graduate theses (Master’s theses and Doctoral dissertations) accepted by Dalhousie University, including joint degrees with other institutions.
Dalhousie Theses and Dissertations are available in multiple formats and multiple locations. Depending on the year the thesis or dissertation was completed, consult these tools to identify and locate the item you’re interested in.
|DalSpace (electronic copies)||✓||✓|
|Theses Canada Portal (electronic copies)||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Dissertations & Abstracts Database
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|Format||Years||Locations||Can be borrowed or downloaded?|
|Digital||1997-present||Theses Canada Portal||Yes – download|
|1997-2009||Dissertations & Abstracts Database||Yes - download|
|2009-present||DalSpace||Yes – download|
|1890-1972||Killam Special Collections (includes Maritime School of Social Work and Technical University of Nova Scotia (TUNS))||Yes – borrow only in particular circumstances: Contact Special Collections|
|1948-2009||Law||Yes - borrow|
|1973-2009||Killam Service Point (includes Maritime School of Social Work & TUNS prior to 2001)
||Yes – borrow|
|Prior to 2011||MacRae – NSAC theses||Yes - borrow|
|all available years||Sexton – Technical University of NS theses and post-1997 Dal (Sexton campus) print theses||Yes - borrow|
|Microfiche||1973-2005||Killam Service Point||No – in library use only|
|Microfilm||Some pre 1972||Killam – Microfilm room||No – in library use only|
If the authors have signed release forms, theses may be purchased for research purposes.
Proquest sells post-1972 Dalhousie theses.
Copying: If not found anywhere else and if permitted by copyright law Killam Special Collections can provide copies (25 cents a page). Contact Special Collections.
Request a thesis from another university
Theses from Novanet member universities are listed in the Novanet catalogue and may be requested through the catalogue. Use the Document Delivery to obtain theses from other universities.