The Library received all Ph.D. and M.Phil. theses and M.Sc. (Regulation 3.5.) theses up to 30 September 2016. After this date all theses are kept in the University of Essex Research Repository. We do not normally get dissertations and theses connected with other degrees - the exception being LL.Ms. Theses are kept in Store and must be consulted in the Library only.
Fill in a form at the Library Helpdesk or use the online Store request form to ask for a thesis from store. N.B. You can see as many theses as you wish but we usually limit this to no more than 3 at any one time.
If you are looking for a specific thesis you can search Encore for the author or title.
If you want to find an Essex thesis on a particular topic, search by thesis and your chosen keywords. To limit your results try using the 'collection' 'Essex theses' or 'University of Essex Research Repository'.
EThOS (British Library Electronic theses online service) - some UK dissertations available in digital form (registration required to access)
Proquest Dissertations and Theses
- details of all UK and Irish theses (dating back to 1716) and North
American theses (from 1861) plus
selective coverage of other countries. An increasing number available as full text.
Australia - Trove
Canada - Theses Canada Portal
Europe - DART-Europe
Ebsco Open Dissertations - over 800 000 open access dissertations worldwide
Foreign Doctoral Dissertations - details of over 800 000 non-US dissertations held by the CRL from mid-19th century onwards
Networked Digital Library of Theses & Dissertations (NDLTD) - portal to over 5 million digitised theses
Open Access Theses & Dissertations (OATD) - portal to around 4 million open access theses
Germany - Dissonline
Greece - National Archive of PhD Theses
Hong Kong - Hong Kong University Theses Online
India - Shodhganga
Netherlands - NARCIS portal to e-theses
Russia & CIS - Dissertation CIS
Scandinavia - DiVA (the Academic Archive Online)
South Africa - National ETD Portal
Spain - TDX (Tesis Doctorales en Xarva)
Proquest Dissertations and Theses - details of all UK and Irish theses (dating back to 1716)
University Theses in Russian, Soviet & East European Studies (UTREES) - details of theses 1907-
United States - Proquest Dissertations and Theses - details of theses from 1861-
For tips on preparing a dissertation see the Companion for Undergraduate Dissertations
and numerous books on floor 5 of
Library at LB 2369-2395