Open Access Theses

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Open Access theses on refrigeration-related topics


A new service at the IIR! Now you can find an online link library to various Open Access websites offering refrigeration theses.


Overview of the websites



DART-Europe is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses.

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NDLTD, the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations

NDLTD is an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination, and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). This organization supports electronic publishing and open access to scholarship in order to enhance the sharing of knowledge worldwide. The website includes resources for university administrators, librarians, faculty, students and the general public.

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OADT includes more than 1 million open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 800 colleges, universities, and research institutions.

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Proquest Theses and Dissertations (PQDT Open)

PQDT Full Text includes nearly 3 million searchable citations to dissertation and theses from around the world from 1743 to the present day together with over 1 million full-text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. PQDT Open provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge.

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All theses submitted in France since 1985. This website provides: Open Access to theses and online abstracts for theses available only in libraries.

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Preselected keywords for website searches


The IIR helps you identify theses on various refrigeration topics instantly by using pre-selected keywords from specific areas of research.


Search "Air conditioning" in:

Search "Heat pump" in:


Search "Chilling" in:

Search "HVAC" in:


Search "Cold chain" in:

Search "Liquefied gas" in:


Search "Cooler" in:

Search "LNG" in:


Search "Cooling" in:

Search "Refrigerant" in:


Search "Cryogenic" in:

Search "Refrigerated" in:


Search "Frozen food" in:

Search "Refrigeration" in:





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