The term ‘theses‘ most often applies to postgraduate qualification university theses in the form of dissertations and postdoctoral theses. In some cases, bachelor's, master's and diploma theses are also included. However, only the submission of dissertations and postdoctoral theses is mandatory.

University Theses of the RPTU in Kaiserslautern

Dissertations and postdoctoral theses published in printed form at the RPTU are available in the closed stacks of the central library (call number "U"). In the case of dissertations, an additional copy will be kept in the collections of the respective department library. Occasionally, other theses in the form of master's or diploma theses are also available here:


University publications that are published exclusively in electronic form can be accessed via the document server KLUEDO of the RPTU.

Loan periods

University theses can be borrowed for four weeks.

Theses of Other Universities

The following link collection lists available options to search publications of other universities:

German National Library - Dissonline (dissertations of universities in Germany)

The DART-Europe E-theses Portal (access to open access research theses from European universities)

OATD – Open Access Theses and Dissertations (find open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world)

NDLTD-Global ETD Search (search electronic theses and dissertations contained in the NDLTD archive)

Search engine BASE (dissertations from all around the world, partly open access)

Karlsruher Virtual Catalog (parallel search in union catalogs)

Repositories of single universities

Dissertation Express (online ordering of dissertations, mainly dissertations from United States universities)

EThOS (over 600,000 doctoral theses of UK universities)

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