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Theses and Dissertations

Toronto Metropolitan University Theses and Dissertations

The TMU Library collects and makes accessible graduate dissertations (Ph.D) and masters level theses as well as some masters level major research papers.

The TMU Library Digital Repository contains the most complete collection of these documents, online, and searchable from the website and via search engines like Google. Older documents may also be found in the TMU Library catalogue. The library no longer collects print copies of theses and dissertations.

To search for documents from a specific programme, try using a keyword search that includes the words "ryerson"  "dissertations" and a couple of words from the name of the programme such as "communication" "culture" or "mechanical" "engineering."

Theses and Dissertations from Other Universities

  • Open Access Theses and Dissertations (OATD)
    Provides access to over 5 million theses and dissertations from over 1,100 colleges, universities and research institutions around the world.
  • Google Scholar
    Many universities currently receive graduate scholarship in digital formats only and have embarked on digitization initiatives to make older documents available online. Google Scholar is a useful tool to find this type of material.
  • Theses Canada Portal 
    Provides access to the full-text of many Canadian theses and dissertations.
  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global (PQDT)(Access Restricted to TMU Community)
    Provides access to the full-text of over 400,000 Masters and PhD theses from 1997 onwards. In addition, citations are provided for over 1.6 million doctoral dissertations and master's theses from North American and European (including the UK and Ireland) graduate schools from the seventeenth century onwards.


TMU Undergraduate Theses (Major Research Papers)

Many departments used to send copies of students' final year theses to the Library. Theses can be searched using the Library's catalogue and can be requested from the Closed Stacks storage facility.

Undergraduate theses for Civil Engineering are kept by the department.

A complete list of codes used and the department/school (some of which no longer exist) follows:

  • LE3.R99 AC     Dept. of Applied Chemical & Biological Sciences
  • LE3.R99 AE     School of Aerospace Engineering
  • LE3.R99 AR     Dept. of Architectural Science
  • LE3.R99 CB     Dept. of Chemistry, Biological & Chemical Engineering
  • LE3.R99 CE     School of Chemical Engineering
  • LE3.R99 EC     School of Early Childhood Education
  • LE3.R99 EE     Electrical Engineering Dept./Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • LE3.R99 EH     School of Environmental Health
  • LE3.R99 GE    School of Applied Geography
  • LE3.R99 HT     School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • LE3.R99 ID      School of Interior Design
  • LE3.R99 IE      School of Industrial Engineering
  • LE3.R99 LS     Dept. of Laboratory Science
  • LE3.R99 ME    School of Mechanical Engineering
  • LE3.R99 OP    School of Occupational and Public Health
  • LE3.R99 PR    Continuing Education Division. Public Relations Project
  • LE3.R99 SE    Dept. of Survey Engineering
  • LE3.R99 UP    School of Urban and Regional Planning

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