Discover our blogs

Aerospace | Cranfield University


Agrifood | Cranfield University


Alumni | Cranfield University


Careers | Cranfield University


Careers | Cranfield University

Defence and Security

Design | Cranfield University


Energy and Power | Cranfield University

Energy and Sustainability

Environment | Cranfield University


Forensics | Cranfield University


Libraries | Cranfield University


Libraries | Cranfield University

Manufacturing and Materials

Libraries | Cranfield University

School of Management

Libraries | Cranfield University

Transport Systems

Water | Cranfield University


Homepage / British Library service EThOS provides easy access to full-text doctoral theses

British Library service EThOS provides easy access to full-text doctoral theses


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 (April 2023) it holds details for over 600,000 theses from over 120 institutions, with c260,000 full-text 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.

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 Library service Theses webpage.  If you have any questions about EThOS or problems using it, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Karen Stokes

Written By: Karen Stokes

Categories & Tags:

Leave a comment on this post:

Sign up for more information about studying master’s and research degrees at Cranfield

Sign up now
Go to Top