Anyone looking to access doctoral theses will be interested in EThOS from the British Library.

EThOS is the UK’s national thesis service and to this date it holds details for over 475,000 theses from over 120 institutions, with c160,000 fulltext theses available for instant download from either the EThOS database or via links to the institution’s own repository.

EThOS is really easy to use.  On your first visit, you may want to register for your own individual account.  This is a fairly pain-free process and only takes a minute or two. Once you have done this, you will be able to download full-text theses.

EThOS simple search

Use either the simple or the advanced search (best when you know a combination of author, title, year, institution etc) to view a list of theses matching your search terms.

Click on the title of any thesis to access further details and download information.  Instant download is available for many titles, either through EThOS itself (registration required) or a link to the institution’s own repository.

You can access EThOS here, or via the Finding Published Theses page on the MIRC website.  If you have any questions about EThOS or problems using it, please do not hesitate to contact us at the Kings Norton Library or MIRC.

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