19 January 2011

Index to Theses - now links to over 50,000 full-text theses

The Index to Theses database provides a comprehensive list of higher degree theses accepted by UK and Irish Universities, since 1716. Over 16,000 new theses are added annually.

It also now provides online links to over 50,000 full text theses freely available from University repositories, or from the British Library's EThOS online theses site. 

You can link to full-text from entries in the Index to Theses.  Most of the 550,000 thesis records include an abstract, which summarises the content.  If a thesis is not available online, details of how to obtain the full text are given.

With many theses now being 'born digital', together with ongoing digital conversion of older theses, Index to Theses predicts a 50% increase in full-text theses being linked to, by the end of 2011.

NB: more information about theses and EThOS is given on the Library's Theses and Inter-Library Loans pages

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