Repositories of dissertations and theses submitted by PhD and masters students are good places to survey pre-publication research. Dissertations are usually very narrowly-focused thorough and in-depth explorations of a topic. Dissertations and theses are also excellent bibliography-mining territory. Because submitters of Masters and PhD theses and dissertations are required to conduct a comprehensive survey of the existing literature relevant to their question, these documents often contain useful literature reviews and contain meticulously compiled bibliographies.
Dissertations and theses in Electrical and Electronic Engineering can be searched across institutions using ProQuest Dissertations and Theses.
Many academic institutions host their own repositories of faculty and student research. In addition to dissertations and theses, institutional repositories often contain technical reports, datasets, conference papers and other files associated with conference presentations. The following is a list of some of the more robust institutional Computer Science repositories.