Uk phd theses

When you need to access a PhD thesis from another UK based HE institution you should check EThOS to either download a thesis which has already been.
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Theses are listed by author on the Library catalogue, Explore : they are shelved in our off-campus Store and may be retrieved for consultation 24hour notice required by completing the store request form or via the request link on Explore.

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Theses are not available for loan, either to individuals or via interlibrary loan. Print copies of research theses are catalogued by author in Explore and shelved in Store; electronic versions are in many cases available on open access in UCL Discovery. Print copies of theses are not available for loan, either to individual members of the Library or via interlibrary loan.

The Library does not normally hold print copies of any theses in the following categories:.

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PQDT Global contains over a million full-text dissertations and theses from onwards that are available for download in PDF format. Many UK universities now decline to lend research theses. You may visit the awarding university or, increasingly, obtain an electronic version either from the university itself or from EThOS see above. While the database does not contain the full text it does have links to ETHOS or Institutional repositories, for the British theses it includes.

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In order to consult a thesis from abroad which is not available via this service it is advisable to ask your college library or the British Library if you are a member there if they can organise an inter-library loan. Please enable JavaScript in your web browser to get the best experience. The University of London sites uses cookies.


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