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Theses. Main sources. Dissertation Abstracts Doctoral and masters theses from around the World 1861- July 1980 onwards includes abstracts Index to Theses UK theses 1716- Irish theses Includes abstracts 1970- Approx 3 month time lag between thesis being submitted and appearing on web site

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main sources
Main sources
  • Dissertation Abstracts
    • Doctoral and masters theses from around the World 1861-
    • July 1980 onwards includes abstracts
  • Index to Theses
    • UK theses 1716-
    • Irish theses
    • Includes abstracts 1970-
    • Approx 3 month time lag between thesis being submitted and appearing on web site
    • Does NOT cover theses in progress
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Plus…
  • Database of African Theses & Dissertations
    • Covers 10 Universities
    • Must register
  • Australian Digital Theses Program
    • Full text of deposited theses for download
  • Theses Canada
    • Index to Canadian theses 1965-
    • Some available for download
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Combining search terms

  • AND, OR, NOT
  • w/n (where n is number of characters
  • For phrase searching use ( ) e.g. (indigenous people)
  • ? Truncation symbol e.g. negligen?
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Combining search terms:

  • All screens allow boolean operators:
  • AND, OR, AND NOT
  • w/n (where n is a number of words)
  • For phrase searching use ““ e.g. “indigenous peoples”
  • *truncation symbol e.g. negligen*
to read the full text
To read the full text…
  • Check OLIS
  • If it is a Canadian or Australian theses check ADTP or Theses Canada
  • Check British Library (and request Inter Library Loan form from the desk)
  • Ask at the desk about Inter Library Loan or purchase from Dissertations Abstracts