Theses

Some useful resources for accessing Theses.

China Doctoral and Masters Dissertations Full-text Database

Access information:Access on and off-campus (select China Doctor/Master Dissertations Full-Text Database).
Description:The database consists of two parts: China Doctoral Dissertations and China Masters’ Theses. They contain thousands of such texts from higher education institutions and research institutes in China since 1984, in the broad subject areas in arts, humanities and social sciences, including art, literature, language, history, philosophy, military affairs, law, education, economics and management. Coverage of dissertations and theses from top universities and research institutes, including "985 Project" and "211 Project" universities and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, is almost complete. The database is cross searchable with China Academic Journals which we also subscribe to.
Coverage:1984 onwards

Edinburgh Research Archive (ERA)

Access Information:Freely available.
Description:Full-text digital institutional repository of research published by the members of the University of Edinburgh. Includes theses and dissertations, book chapters, working papers, technical reports, journal pre-prints and peer-reviewed journal reprints.

EThOS - Electronic Theses Online Service

Access information:Access on and off-campus. Registration required for full-text access and there may be a delay of some days in receiving required copy.
Description:British Library service providing full text of thousands of UK Higher Education theses (free to staff and students of the University of Edinburgh).
Items unavailable from EThOS may be available through the Inter-Library Loan service (ILL). For more comprehensive searches of theses awarded in your subject area, use Index to Theses and Dissertations and Theses.

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Index to Theses

Access information:Access on and off-campus.
Description:Indexes theses accepted for higher degrees by the Universities of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Council for National Academic Awards. Abstracts are available for the most recent theses.
Coverage: 1715- present.

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations

Access information:Freely available.
Description:More than one million records of electronic theses and dissertations. Links to full-text may take you to the right repository which you search again for the thesis you want.

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ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Full Text

Access information:Access on and off campus.
Description:The database includes millions of searchable citations to dissertation and theses from around the world from 1861 to the present day together with over a million full text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. Around 70,000 new dissertations and theses added annually.
Coverage:Abstracts - 1861 to date.
Full text - 1997 to date, with selected coverage from earlier years.
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