Finding a University of Sydney thesis
- for print format PhD and Masters (Research) theses:
- search the Library catalogue by Author or Title
- search by Advanced Keyword. Select USyd thesis in the Material Type drop-down box, to make your results more relevant.
- for electronic format PhD and Masters (Research) theses:
- Selected 4th year honours degree theses are being added to our Repository. Find these by browsing the list of Faculties and Schools.
- Ask the relevant School or Department for those not listed there.
- Masters by coursework theses are not held at the Library, ask the relevant School or Department.
Finding a thesis from other universities
Australia and New Zealand
Finding Australian theses via Trove:
- Libraries Australia - lists higher degree theses awarded from 1989 onwards.
- For theses awarded between 1959-1988, use the printed guide Union list of higher degree theses in Australian libraries
- Education Research Theses - citations and abstracts from theses submited from 1919.
- ProQuest Dissertation & Theses Full Text - particularly useful for North American theses. Full-text available for theses submitted from 1997.
- American Doctoral Dissertations via Ebsco (1933 - 1955) - Searchable version of the print index Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities. Note: There are no abstracts or full text.
- British Library Electronic Digital Thesis Online Service (EThOS) - offers a 'single point of access' for many theses produced by UK Higher Education.
- DART-Europe E-theses Portal-is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia to provide a single European Portal for the discovery of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs).
- Index to Theses - comprehensive listing of theses with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in Great Britain and Ireland since 1716. (Only print version now available)
- History On-Line - searchable database of post-graduate theses in the History subject area, submitted in the United Kingdom since 1995.
- Thesis Canada Portal
- Vidyanidhi - Indian doctoral theses database
- Google Scholar - difficult to pin down to find only theses, but you may find something of interest.
- South African national E-theses portal
- Networked Digital Library of theses and dissertations
- French Thesis-On-Line Repository [Thèses-en-ligne]
- International open-access theses repositories [via the London School of Economics]