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Psychosocial & Psychoanalytic Studies

The Psychosocial & Psychoanalytic subject guide gives you access to useful library databases and trusted Web resources, relevant for researching many topics in psychoanalysis, analytical psychology and psychosocial studies

Theses & Dissertations

If you wish to keep abreast of current scholarship, or simply reassure yourself that no one else has written the PhD thesis you are about to embark upon, you will need to see which dissertations and theses have been completed at other institutions. The options listed below enable you to do this.

Essex PhD theses

Up until September October 2016 these were lodged in the Library and are searchable via our catalogue (search "thesis" + "psychoanalysis" in catalogue tab).

Since October 2016, all Essex doctoral theses have been deposited in the University of Essex Research Repository and are available online (unless embargoed). They are also listed in the library catalogue (search "thesis" + "psychosocial" in catalogue tab)..


Open Access Digitised Dissertations

There are also many portals to open access dissertations. NDLTD maintains a pretty comprehensive & up to date list of national portals around the world:

Global search engines for digital theses include the following:

Many regions and countries also have portals to electronic theses. Examples include:

Africa - Database of African Theses and Dissertations (DATAD)

Australia - Trove

Brazil - Biblioteca Digital Brasileira de Teses e Dissertacoes (BDTD)

Canada - Theses Canada Portal

Europe - DART-Europe


TEL Theses-en-ligne (PhD)

DUMAS (Masters)

Germany - Dissonline

Greece - National Archive of PhD Theses

Hong Kong - Hong Kong University Theses Online

India - Shodhganga

Japan - National Diet Library doctoral dissertations

Netherlands - NARCIS 

Russia & CIS - Dissertation CIS

Scandinavia - DiVA (the Academic Archive Online)

South Africa - National ETD Portal

Spain - TDX (Tesis Doctorales en Xarva)