Theses

Finding UNSW theses

UNSW PhD or Masters by Research theses can be located via UNSWorks. For honours theses, contact the UNSW faculty, school or the author directly.

For more information on rights of use and removing material in UNSWorks see Copyright - UNSWorks.

Finding Australian and international theses

To find Australian theses, search via:

Library collection
To find UNSW Library’s collection of Australian and international theses in print, search Library collection for a title or keywords. Refine your results by selecting Refine my results > Resource types > Dissertations in the column on the left.

Trove - Australian print and digital theses
Trove includes theses at all levels, including PhD, masters and honours. To limit your search to Australian theses only, use Trove - Research & Reports search. Tick the Australian content box. Next to Format - select Thesis from the drop-down list.

To find international theses, search via:

BASE
BASE academic search engine provides access to the repositories of 8,000 institutions. 60% of the full-text documents are open access.

CORE
CORE aggregates open access research outputs from repositories and journals worldwide.

DART-Europe e-theses portal
DART-Europe is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia working to improve global access to European research theses.

EBSCO open dissertations
Includes the content from American Doctoral Dissertations in addition to theses and dissertations from around the world. Coverage from 1955.

Open access theses and dissertations
OATD provides access to open access graduate theses from over 1100 colleges, universities, and research institutions.

Theses Canada
Theses and dissertations in the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) collection.

Non-UNSW theses

To obtain a thesis that is not available via the resources listed above, contact the library of the holding/publishing institution directly. Conditions of access to a thesis are determined by the author and holding library, and is outside the control of UNSW Library.

Depositing your thesis

How to deposit your UNSW thesis.