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.


  • 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
  • USETDA 2015 Austin, Texas September 29, 2015 The USETDA has announced USETDA 2015, the 5th annual conference, to be held September 29 – October 1, 2015 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Austin, Texas, hosted by the ...
    Posted Apr 14, 2015, 8:35 AM by NDLTD Admin
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University Library announces ETD 2015 On January 28th, 2015, Professor S K Sopory (Vice Chancellor of JNU), Prof. Dr. Jaspal Singh Sandhu (Secretary,University Grants Commission, Government of India), and Dr Ramesh C Gaur (University ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2015, 3:26 PM by NDLTD Admin
  • USETDA 2014 Conference - Registration Open The US ETD Association will hold their 4th annual conference September 24-26, 2014, at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Florida. USETDA Conferences are an excellent educational opportunity for ...
    Posted Jul 28, 2014, 10:42 PM by John Hagen
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2015 ETD Award Nominations Due  July 15, 2015  
USETDA 2015 Conference Austin, TX, USA September 29, 2015 9am 
ETD 2015 Symposium New Delhi, India November 4, 2015  
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