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How to find Australian and international theses

Where can I find theses?

PhD and Masters research theses

The majority of PhD and Masters research theses are available full-text on Adelaide Research & Scholarship (AR&S), the University's institutional digital repository, except those under an embargo.

All theses held by the Library, including print and electronic versions, are searchable in Library Search.

Masters by Coursework and Honours theses

The Library does not usually receive copies of University of Adelaide Masters by Coursework or Honours theses. If the specific thesis you are looking for is not held in the Library then check with the relevant School for that discipline. Masters by Coursework or Honours theses may be kept in the School, although there is no requirement to do so. 

Embargoed theses

All questions regarding embargoed theses should be directed to the Adelaide Graduate Centre.
Telephone: +61 8 8313 5882   Email:

Access theses from Australian universities:

Trove includes theses of all levels, including PhD, Masters and Honours.

To find Australian theses:

  • Enter your search term, tick the ‘Australian content’ option and click on Search.
  • Limit the search results to theses by clicking on the Thesis facet under Refine your results.
  • For full-text online theses, tick the ‘Available online’ option under the search box.

Click on the links below for guides to searching for Australian theses provided by the National Library of Australia and Trove.

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