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HOW TO SEARCH FOR A PhD THESIS SUBMITTED AND DEFENDED AT PSL
6 PSL founding member institutions are currently accredited by the French government to confer PhD's: ENS, Mines-ParisTech, Université Paris-Dauphine, EPHE, the Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, and EHESS. For the past few years, the first three institutions have required candidates to submit a digitized version of their thesis.
Search for a thesis directly in the search bar, permanently displayed at the top of all PSL-Explore website pages. You can search by key-word, author, thesis supervisor or by title.
Initially, the search engine displays a list of results which you must filter by indicating "Type of resource": "Thesis".
By using the "Only display" filter, you can limit your search to theses accessible on-line. You can also use the "Institution" filter to display all the theses from a specific PSL member institution. For each result, a "Where to find the document" tab indicates where to find the thesis and its reference code.
Other Thesis Reference websites include:
Other PSL member institutions such as ESPCI, Chimie-ParisTech, Institut Curie, ENSBA, ENSAD, CNSAD, CNSMDP, and La Fémis, host PhD candidates who are also enrolled at ENS or another university.