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UNB Theses and Dissertations

For well over 100 years, UNB has offered graduate degrees which have had thesis requirements. Please consult the information below to learn more about how these UNB theses and dissertations are made available in various formats.

Dissertations & Theses Database

The Dissertations & Theses Database (formerly known as Digital Dissertations) is the world's most comprehensive collection of graduate theses. In addition to providing access to the work of authors from over one thousand institutions, it offers the option of limiting search results to UNB authors only.

All PhD dissertations and Master's theses from depositing universities are available in full text from 1997 onwards, except in cases where the author has requested that the document not be made available.

Coverage: 1861 - present. Indexing dates back to 1861; dissertation abstracts are available from 1980-present; and theses abstracts are available from 1988-present

As with our other electronic resources, the Dissertations & Theses Database is licensed to the University of New Brunswick for academic purposes ONLY. The content may not be reproduced, retransmitted, disseminated, sold, distributed, published, broadcast or circulated. Remote access is restricted to members of the University of New Brunswick/St. Thomas University community.

Microforms Collection

The Microforms Department, on the 3rd floor of Harriet Irving Library, holds copies of UNB theses in one of two formats and locations: microfiche (location=HIL-MICF) and microfilm (location=HIL-MIC). Titles are searchable in the WorldCat library catalogue. Although print copies of theses are searchable in WorldCat within 6 months after submission to the School of Graduate Studies, it may be up to two years before a Microforms Collection copy is available.

Theses written before 1973 may not be in microform; however a print copy is available in the UNB Thesis Collection.

UNB Thesis Collection

UNB Thesis Collection, held in Archives & Special Collections (location=HIL-SPECAR) on the 5th floor of the Harriet Irving Library, comprises preservation (i.e. print) copies of more than 7000 Master’s theses and Doctoral dissertations, from c. 1890 to the present, accepted by the School of Graduate Studies, and constitutes an invaluable research resource.

Theses are available for in-house consultation only, and may not be borrowed, or requested on Inter-Library Loan. Only limited photocopying is permitted.

Readers are encouraged to use the fiche copy of a thesis available in the Microforms Collection (3rd floor HIL) or print copies found in other locations.

Other Locations

In some instances print copies of theses are available in our libraries. Please search the WorldCat catalogue to identify whether a print copy is available to be borrowed.

Undergraduate Theses

The libraries have copies of UNB undergraduate theses, also known as 5th year theses or Senior Reportss, for some of faculties and departments. They can be located using the WorldCat library catalog as follows,

Please note that UNB undergraduate theses are not routinely available for Inter-Library Loan or for copying.