Most major research universities use institutional repositories to store records of their scholarly work. Institutional repositories are sometimes also used to disseminate research. They are valuable to researchers for various reasons:
- Free access to details of research carried out in your area.
- Free access to details of research carried out by particular researchers.
- Research papers may be available free of charge.
- Content can be found by internet search engines such as Google.
Theses in Progress in Commonwealth Studies is an annual listing of MPhil and PhD research being carried out at UK universities.
OpenGrey is System for Information on Grey Literature in Europe, an open access system to 700.000 bibliographical references of grey literature (paper) produced in Europe. It includes technical and research reports, doctoral dissertations, some conference papers, some official publications, and other types of grey literature.
British university theses must be requested via EThOS. Anyone who wishes to view a UK thesis must first register for the service. If the thesis is already digitised, you will be able to download it.
- search over 500,000+ theses records,
- freely download the full-text of UK digitised theses,
- order a download of theses from participating institutions .
The content is freely available for personal research or study, educational, or not-for-profit purposes.
If you do not wish to have your research made available in this way, please follow the general procedures outlined in the Take-down policy and contact us with the reasons for this as soon as possible.
You may also want to consult these sites to search for other theses:
We’re happy to present several data visualizations to give an overall sense of the OATD.org collection by county of publication, language, and field of study.