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Dissertations and Theses Research Guide: Home

Andrews University Digital Library includes dissertations and theses written for degrees from Andrews University

Dissertation Databases

The following list of databases provide access to dissertations and theses. The list does not include single institution repositories.



Most Andrews University Ph.D. Dissertations are available in digital format for download. Beginning in 1976, Ph.D. dissertations are available through ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, a licensed database requiring AU authentication. Most of those written since 2010, including M. A. theses, are available online through the James White Library Catalog, and can be viewed from any computer with access to the internet.


Beginning around the turn of the 21st century, major universities began experimenting with open access institutional repositories and included in them the theses and dissertations produced within them. Since then, the open access electronic publishing of theses and dissertations has become the standard practice, with international universities broadly represented. 

Andrews University experimented with a standard open source repository software beginning in 2007, but the contents were inadvertently lost in late 2008. New and emerging capacities included in the library catalog software made it possible to use the catalog as a repository for the theses and dissertations. This practice became standardized in late 2009.

Find AU Digital Dissertations and Theses

Find digital copies of AU dissertations and theses in the following sites:

SDA Dissertations and Theses Project

This bibliography is a work in progress.  Special thanks to Jón Hjörleifur Stefánsson, who has compiled most of the entries.

The bibliography lists theses and dissertations completed at a Seventh-day Adventist university. If a thesis or dissertations is available open access at the granting institution, a link is provided.

SDA universities not represented on the list are cordially invited to participate with this project.

Send any corrections or updates to Terry Robertson, James White Library, Andrews University, email:

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