EBSCO Open Dissertations is an international database of diploma theses and dissertations. The whole collection is intended as a historical and contemporary source of information – the archive starts with records from the beginning of the 20th century. EBSCO Open Dissertations is created with the support of the H.W. Wilson and the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston. The database is established on the basis of the previously published EBSCO American Doctoral Dissertations website and additional dissertation metadata provided by selected colleges and universities around the world. It constantly expands thanks to regular updates and new partnerships with institutions awarding scientific titles.