Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) is an international consortium dedicated to improving graduate education by promoting digital libraries of electronic theses and dissertations. Presently, over 100 research universities and professional organizations have joined the NDLTD. Unlike UMI (University Microfilms International), which is a business that charges for ETDs, the model of the NDLTD is to provide free access to scholarship world-wide. Also, whereas UMI archives only 12,000 of the approximately 100,000 theses produced each year. The NDLTD initiative aims to handle hundreds of thousands of theses as well as undergraduate honors theses.

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.

NDLTD recently 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 -

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