Search STH Dissertations

Looking for dissertations? If you are searching for a Boston University thesis or dissertation (and do not know the author or title), please use the online catalog and do one of the following subject searches:

  1. Boston University. School of Theology–Dissertations, or, Boston University. School of Theology–Theses.
  2. Boston University. Division of Religious and Theological Studies–Dissertations, or, Boston University. Division of Religious and Theological Studies–Theses.
  3. Boston University. Dept. of [insert department name here]–Dissertations [or Theses]. (For example: Boston University. Dept. of Philosophy–Dissertations.]

Try the following list of websites for non-BU dissertations: http://www.bu.edu/sthlibrary/for-students/e-resources/dissertations/.

Dissertation/Thesis E-Resources through BU Libraries:

Dissertation Abstracts (UMI/Proquest) Full text-subscription from BU Libraries.

ERIC Contains some full-text dissertations.

BU WorldCat Local: Use advanced search and choose “Thesis/Dissertations” on the content drop-down menu.

Dissertation Sites Specific to Theology and Related Subjects:

  • TREN: Theological Research Exchange NetworkTREN 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.
  • RIM: Research in Ministry Online“RIM® Online is a freely available database that indexes DMin and DMiss projects from reporting schools of theology accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. Indexing began in 1981.”
  • Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology This is an international database of citations for dissertations in musicology that contains over 12,000 records. Dissertations are from approximately 1950 to the present. (This is probably more appropriate for a public or music library.)

General Dissertation/Thesis Search Sites:

Dissertation Sites from US Universities:

Non-US Dissertation Websites:

List compiled by Tanya Feddern-Bekcan, University of Miami Medical Library.Edited by James R Skypeck, Boston University School of Theology Library.