Answered By: Anne Sherwin Last Updated: Jun 02, 2017 Views: 140
We have access to have a number of theses collections, many of which provide the full text.
To find them, either click the Databases link in Library Search, or go to the Library's Resources page.
- Select Dissertations and Theses from the subject menu.
- Click the Submit button. A list of databases will be displayed.
- Click on the title link to find out more about what each collection holds, or click Link to database to start searching.
Please note: although some of the collections have the word "dissertations" in their title, none of them actually contain any Undergraduate or Masters Degree dissertations. The Americans use "dissertation" to mean a PhD or other Research Degree thesis.
What is in them?
- American Doctoral Dissertations
The full-text of nearly 100,000 Doctoral dissertations submitted to American Universities between 1933 and 1955. Great if you want older material.
- DART-Europe E-theses Portal
A gateway to theses from universities across Europe. Full-text is often available via the university's repository, but DART can be very slow to use, and many of the theses you find will be in languages other than English.
- EThOS - Electronic Theses Online System
The British Library’s Electronic Theses Online Service, which provides access to digitised theses from participating universities from across the UK, including the University of Salford. Sometimes the thesis you want will already be digitised, in which case you can have free access to it. However, if the thesis you want has not yet been digitised please bear in mind that you will have to pay for it yourself. More information here.
OAIster is a catalogue of millions of open access items from repositories worldwide. To limit your search to theses, click the Advanced Search link, then select Thesis/dissertations from the Content menu.
- ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
ProQuest provides access to theses from around the world (but largely North American). Sometimes the full-text is available - to find these ones, run your search, then select Full text from the Narrow results options. Generally, the full text won't be available, but you will get a preview of the first 24 pages, which should give you enough of a sample to decide if you need to get hold of the whole thesis. If you decide that you do need the full text, you can order it through the Library's Document Delivery service.
- Salford University e-theses
There is a growing collection of University of Salford theses available online, via USIR, the University’s Institutional Repository. The full text is available for most of them.