Get a University of Waterloo thesis

Library catalogue

Search the library catalogue (Primo) to find University of Waterloo PhD and MA theses and dissertations. 

  • Search by author, title, or keyword by topic and department.
  • Microfiche copies may be available for older theses and you can make paper copies of portions of the work using the available microfiche reader-printers.
  • Paper copies when available are stored in the library's remote storage facility, the Annex. They may be recalled for in-library use only.
  • Electronic copies are linked to the full text in UWSpace.

UWSpace

Search the electronic theses and dissertations (ETD) collection in our institutional repository UWSpace to find Waterloo’s open access electronic theses.

  • Includes theses submitted electronically from 2006 to the present and a selection of theses from 2000 to 2005.
  • Note: some recent theses are temporarily restricted due to patent or publication pending.
  • Search the library catalogue to find theses that are not available electronically.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global

Search ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global to find Waterloo PhD theses until 2010 and MA theses from 2006 to 2010.

  • This ProQuest database is restricted to Waterloo faculty and students.
  • Includes citations to theses from over 1,000 North American and European schools.
  • Full text is available from 1998.

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