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MHPE: Associations and Sources for Grey Literature

A collection of resources compiled especially for the students in the Masters in Health Professions Education program.

Grey Literature

Flow of Scientific Information

Flow of Scientific Information





This comprehensive list has been compiled by Tanya Feddern-Bekcan whose efforts and generosity we gratefully acknowledge.


Abes: Agence Bibliographique de l’Enseignement Superieur (from France)


Caltech theses


Center for Research Libraries foreign dissertations

University of Chile, provides access to 27,000 etheses from 35 world universities


DART-Europe E-theses Portal (DEEP)

European Working Group of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD). Access to 106,000 doctoral theses.


Digital Library and Archives

Digital Library and Archives allows searching for citations and abstracts of over 6,700 theses and dissertations.  Free full-text access is provided for over 4,500 of these items.


Dissertation Express

Online version of Dissertation Abstracts from UMI Proquest. Good for US theses. It’s free to search the database. To order full text has associated costs. Digital Dissertations is a subset comprising all dissertations in the Dissertation Abstracts database with a degree date of the current and previous year. It’s easier to search and browse and you also get 24 page previews before you buy. has just a few hundred dissertations and theses in its collection, but the site allows free, full-text access to the first twenty-five pages of each item.


Electronic Theses and Dissertations (UVa)




E-Theses (from Finland)



Full text of theses from the British Library. This is running in beta at the moment


Le Fichier central des thèses (French dissertations in progress)


Index to Theses

(Subscription database)


M.I.T. Theses


Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)  

NDLTD provides access to citations from thousands of digital dissertations and theses that are in PDF format.  A significant number of these resources are freely available in full-text and can be viewed online.


OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center  


ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT)  

(Subscription database)


Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROAR)


Rutgers Electronic Theses & Dissertations (RUetd)


TEL : thèses en ligne


Theses Canada Portal   

Theses Canada provides access to bibliographic citations for all the theses in the National Library of Canada Theses Collection.  Access to full-text theses is available for all items published between January 1, 1998 to August 31, 2002.


Thèses de l'Université de Lyon 2


TREN: Theological Research Exchange Network

TREN provides citations to 6,800 theological theses/dissertations and conference papers.  Items can then be purchased through this site.  The opening page actually states that they have 10,000 theses/dissertations, but the search page allows searching of 6,800 items.


University of Miami Electronic Theses & Dissertations


Vidyanidhi: Digital Library and E-Scholarship Portal (from India)