NDLTD Announces Global Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Search

6 July 2015

Contact for Global ETD Search: Hussein Suleman
Contact for NDLTD: Edward A. Fox

Cape Town, South Africa – The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) today announced the launch of an exciting new service. Researchers now have a central portal to search and locate Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) from universities around the world.

Visit the new search service at:
Global ETD Search - http://search.ndltd.org/

NDLTD is an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination, and preservation of ETDs. It supports electronic publishing and open access to scholarship in order to enhance the sharing of knowledge worldwide.

Global ETD Search – developed in partnership with the University of Cape Town, South Africa – is a free service that allows researchers to find ETDs based on keyword, date, institution, language and subject. Researchers may submit queries and view results using the familiar style of popular Web search engines. This new search service will allow researchers to locate relevant theses and dissertations far more effectively than current tools.

Global ETD Search is based on a growing collection of approximately 4 million ETDs from more than 200 universities on all continents. Metadata records are automatically collected daily from individual institutions and consortia. These records form the basis of the search service. Once researchers have located the ETDs of interest, they are able to access the original documents from the originating institutions.

Universities that wish to participate in this service can find further information about the NDLTD and the Global ETD Search service at http://www.ndltd.org/ and http://www.ndltd.org/resources/manage-etds/help-build-global-etd-search.


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