Obtain a Thesis or Dissertation

Locate a thesis or dissertation

Search the Theses Canada collection for theses acquired until mid-2016:

Consult a thesis or dissertation

Digital theses and dissertations on the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) website can be downloaded and printed for personal use only. Commercial use is prohibited.

If the thesis or dissertation is not available online, you must search Aurora, LAC’s library catalogue, in order to see the holdings information (location and availability) for microform and print formats. From the Theses Canada Search record display, you can click on the OCLC number to open the record in Aurora. The Request an item page provides more information about how to request items in Aurora.

Theses or dissertations on microform can only be consulted in LAC’s reading room at 395 Wellington Street in Ottawa. To ensure that material is available on the date of your visit, you can place the retrieval request in Aurora a couple of days in advance. Requested theses and dissertations will be delivered to the pick-up shelves on the third floor. While on site, you can use Aurora to request other theses, which will be delivered to the pick-up shelves within two to three working hours.

Make the most of your visit to LAC by consulting the Services for the Public page.

Order a copy of a thesis or dissertation

Requests for copies of a microform thesis or dissertation may be submitted using the online Order Form for Reproductions available on the Reproduction requests page.

Find theses and dissertations in other Canadian libraries

You can search for theses and dissertations at other Canadian lending libraries using Voilà, the National Union Catalogue. Within Voilà, limit the results by format to retrieve only theses and dissertations.

Most Canadian universities publish copies of their theses and dissertation in their institutional repositories. Consult the following list of theses repositories to find each university’s most recent theses and dissertations:

Canadian university theses repositories

Canadian university theses repositories
University Theses repository
Acadia University Acadia Scholar / Theses
Athabasca University DTheses
Brock University Brock Theses
Carleton University CURVE Theses and Dissertations
Concordia University Spectrum Research Repository
Dalhousie University Faculty of Graduate Studies Online Theses
École de technologie supérieur Espace ÉTS Mémoires et Thèses
École nationale d'administration publique Espace ENAP
Emily Carr University E-Collections at Emily Carr / Graduate Theses
HEC Montréal Dissertations and Theses
Institut national de la recherche scientifique Espace INRS
Institute for Christian Studies ICS Institutional Repository
Lakehead University Knowledge Commons / Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Laurentian University LU Zone UL Electronic Theses
McGill University eScholarship@McGill
McMaster University MacSphere Open Access Dissertations and Theses Community
Memorial University of Newfoundland Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Mount Saint Vincent University Ecommon / MSVU Theses
NSCAD University NSCAD University's Institutional Repository
OCAD University OCAD University Open Research Repository
Polytechnique Montréal Polypublie
Queen's University QSpace / Graduate Theses, Dissertations and Projects
Royal Military College RMCC-CMRC eSpace / Theses and Dissertations
Royal Roads University Dissertations & Theses @ RRU
Ryerson University RULA Digital Repository / Theses
Simon Fraser University Theses, Dissertations, and other Required Graduate Degree Essays
St. Mary's University Theses and Dissertations
St. Stephen's College ERA / St. Stephen's College
TÉLUQ TÉLUQ – Dissertations and Theses
Thompson Rivers University TRU Space / Theses: Honours and Masters
Trent University Graduate Theses & Dissertations
Trinity Western University TWU Thesis Collection
Université de Moncton Thèses de l'Université de Moncton
Université de Montréal Papyrus / Thèses et Mémoires de l'Université de Montréal
Université de Sherbrooke Savoirs UdeS
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi Constellation
Université du Québec à Montréal Archipel
Université du Québec à Rimouski Sémaphore
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Dépôt numérique de UQTR
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue Depositum, le dépôt institutionnel
Université du Québec en Outaouais Dépôt institutionnel de l'UQO
Université Laval Corpus UL Thèses et Mémoires
University of Alberta ERA / Theses and Dissertations
University of British Columbia UBC Theses and Dissertations
University of Calgary PRISM / Graduate Studies
University of Guelph The Atrium / Theses & Dissertations
University of Lethbridge OPUS: Open ULeth Scholarship / Theses
University of Manitoba MSpace / Faculty of Graduate Studies (Electronic Theses and Dissertations)
University of New Brunswick UNB Scholar / Theses and Dissertations
University of Northern British Columbia Dissertations, Theses, and Projects
University of Ontario Institute of Technology e-scholar@UOIT / Graduate Studies (Electronic Theses and Dissertations)
University of Ottawa uO Research / uOttawa Theses
University of Prince Edward Island IslandScholar
University of Regina oURspace Theses and Dissertations
University of Saskatchewan Ecommons / Electronic Theses and Dissertations
University of Toronto TSpace / School of Graduate Studies – Theses
University of Victoria UVicSpace / Faculty of Graduate Studies
University of Waterloo UWSpace Theses
University of Western Ontario Western Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies: Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
University of Windsor Scholarship at UWindsor: Electronic Theses and Dissertations
University of Winnipeg WinnSpace / The University of Winnipeg Theses
Wilfrid Laurier University Scholars Commons @ Laurier / Theses and Dissertations
York University YorkSpace / Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs)
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