Online thesis

Thè is a search engine to find French doctoral theses.

Its aim is to provide an entry point to: 

  • all ongoing doctoral theses in France
  • all awarded theses in France, available in any format (print, digital, commercially published, etc.)
  • individuals and institutions in connection with these theses.



The purpose of TEL (thèses-EN-ligne) is to facilitate the self archiving of thesis manuscripts, which are important documents for direct scientific communication between scientists. TEL is actually a particular "environment" of HAL. It therefore has the same objective: make scientific documents available to scientists all around the world, rapidly and freely, but with a restriction to PHD thesis and habilitations (HDR, in countries where habilitations exist). CCSD does not make any scientific evaluation of the thesis that are submitted, since this is the responsibiliy of the university professors in the examination board. 


See also


The « Système Universitaire de Documentation » (Sudoc) catalogue is a French collective catalogue created by Higher Educational and Research libraries and resource centres. There are nearly 10 million bibliographic records in this catalogue describing all kinds of document (books, dissertations, reviews, electronic resources, audio-visual documents, microfiches, maps, scores, manuscripts and very old books.)

Search on Sudoc:

DART-Europe : E-theses portal

DART-Europe is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses. DART-Europe is endorsed by LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche), and it is the European Working Group of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations(NDLTD).

Print thesis


Microform thesis are available at Serpente library.

Search for thesis or dissertations in Paris-Sorbonne's catalog


Loan : Only PhD and researchers