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.
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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