Mission Statement

Welcome to the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination, and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). We support electronic publishing and open access to scholarship in order to enhance the sharing of knowledge worldwide. Our website includes resources for university administrators, librarians, faculty, students, and the general public. Topics include how to find, create, and preserve ETDs; how to set up an ETD program; legal and technical questions; and the latest news and research in the ETD community. More > >

Thesis Resources

For Researchers: Resources to find available open-access electronic theses and dissertations.

For Authors and Thesis Advisors Resources to build a multimedia thesis, to promote research using open-access repositories, and to inform about copyright and publishing issues.

For Librarians, Academic Managers, and Faculty: Resources to set up and manage an open-access repository for theses.

Share your questions, comments, and ideas with the ETD community on the ETD Forum.

Please e-mail suggestions for additional thesis resources to admin@ndltd.org.


  • Highlights from the NDLTD ETD Forum The NDLTD ETD Forum is for all library professionals, academic administrators, faculty, and students interested in the promotion of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs). This is the place to discuss ...
    Posted Jun 29, 2015, 9:23 AM by NDLTD Admin
  • Deadline Extended: Nominations for 2015 NDLTD Awards Nominate students, faculty, and staff for the NDLTD Awards by August 15th, 2015.For details about the awards, please click here.
    Posted Jun 25, 2015, 8:28 AM by NDLTD Admin
  • Bid to Host ETD 2016 The NDLTD Conference Standing Committee is now accepting bids to host the 19th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, ETD 2016.Please submit your bid by e-mail to ...
    Posted Jun 4, 2015, 9:47 AM by NDLTD Admin
  • Participate in the 2015 NDLTD Survey of ETD Practices NDLTD Board Member Gail McMillan is conducting a new survey on ETD practices.ETDs (Electronic Theses and Dissertations) have been part of academia for over 20 years, yet we lack ...
    Posted May 6, 2015, 10:59 AM by NDLTD Admin
  • 2015 ETD Innovation & Leadership Awards: Call for Nominations The NDLTD's ETD Awards recognize innovative theses and dissertations and leadership within the ETD community. These awards are presented each year at the annual ETD Symposium.NDLTD is pleased ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2015, 9:57 AM by NDLTD Admin
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2015 ETD Award Nominations Due: Extended!  August 15, 2015 2015 ETD Innovation & Leadership Awards: Call for Nominations 
Submit Bids to Host ETD 2016  August 31, 2015 Bid to Host ETD 2016 
USETDA 2015 Conference Austin, TX, USA September 29, 2015 USETDA 2015 
ETD 2015 Symposium New Delhi, India November 4, 2015 ETD 2015 
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