Here are a few listed initiatives providing free access to full-text to some old theses and dissertations.
1. DART-Europe e-theses portal: This comes as an online portal of thesis and dissertation where a total of 19 European universities give ample of ideas related to thesis and dissertation writing.
2. Networked Digital Library of Thesis and Dissertations (NDLTD): This library helps in distributing knowledge internationally by making international thesis and dissertations. Almost, all of them are electronically available. A big quantity of the content here comes from American or Canadian universities.
3. Electronic Theses Online Service popularly known as (EThOS): This comes as one of the British Library’s thesis service. It offers a one time accesses to UK Higher Education thesis. There are bundles of thesis available here for instant downloading. The only effort you need to make is to get registered for downloading them.
4. Australian Digital Thesis Program known as ADT: This comes as an open access database of Australian postgraduate research students’ thesis and dissertation.
5. Portal of Thesis Canada: This is an open access proposal run by Library and archives Canada. It provides access to thesis from Canadian universities.
6. National Academic Research and Collaborations Information System known as (NARCIS): This system promises the availability of thesis and dissertation from all Dutch universities.
7. DissOnline: It gives information about post-doctoral thesis and German dissertations. Also, it contains sample documents that can be easily downloaded. The interface can be searched for full text thesis and dissertations and is searched in German.
8. Dissertations and Theses Collections (DTC): This comes as an online gathering of postgraduate doctoral thesis and master dissertations from seven university libraries of Hong Kong.