Information Skills: University of Essex Theses and Theses E-Resources
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University of Essex Theses
The Library receives all Ph.D. and M.Phil. theses and M.Sc. (Regulation 3.5.) theses. 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 Circulation desk 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 please, do not ask for anymore than 3 at any one time.
Theses for binding should be brought to the Enquiry desk on the first floor of the Library (e-mail: libline Tel: 01206 873192). Theses cost £36 a copy (up to 400 pages, if there are more than 400 pages the thesis will have to be bound as 2 or more volumes). This should be paid for at the Income Office, situated on Square 2. The Income Office will issue a receipt which you must bring in with your copies. Guidelines on thesis submission and binding are available from the Information for Research Students page on the University website.
The University is an Associate Member of the British Library's EThOS project, which aims to make the research output of UK doctoral students available in electronic form to interested parties worldwide. Further information about the project is available here.
Once you have deposited your copies with us, Library staff will inform the Registry and deal with the bound copies. If you wish to submit additional personal copies for binding, the Library is very happy to arrange this for you.
Finding Essex Theses
If you are looking for a specific thesis you can search the Library catalogue by using the author or title search.
If you want to find an Essex thesis on a particular topic you should search the Library catalogue by keyword and include the words 'thesis' and 'Essex' as keywords: e.g. social policy thesis Essex.
Essex Theses by Department
Essex Theses by Centre and Institutes
Theses E-Resources (Finding Theses From Universities Other Than Essex)
The Library's e-resources are strictly licensed. You may not systematically print or download substantial quantities, or distribute information
to unauthorised third parties.
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Free Theses Websites and Portals