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Theses: Find theses

Finding UniSA theses

Theses in the Library Catalogue include:

  • UniSA theses.
  • non-UniSA theses individually purchased.
  • theses subscribed to via databases.
To find UniSA theses:
  1. Search for the exact title or keywords on your topic. Select the search icon.
    Image example of Uni SA catalogue search bar
  2. Use Tweak my results to limit by Resource Type: Show more and Theses.
     Image example of filter options  image example of thesis selection

  3. Expand the Collection option (left) and select: UniSA Research Degree Theses Collection and UniSA Theses.
    image example of collection filter: UniSA Research Degree Theses Collection and UniSA theses

Finding external theses

The following databases are useful places to start your search:

To find Australian theses

Go to Trove's Advanced Search > Research & Reports

  1. Enter your search keywords.
    Image example of Advance search bar in Trove; search term:management
  2. Select the option Australian content. Select Search.
    image example the check box : Australian Content
  3. Refine your results to Format: Thesis (right). You can also select Access: Online.
    (You can also select Free access to view theses without access restrictions)
  4. Select the title to open the record.
  5. Select Read to view 

image example of Free access option

If this is not available check where the physical holdings are and place an Interlibrary loan.

To find international theses:

Go to ProQuest Dissertations and Theses and do a title or keyword search. For help searching this database watch the below video.

Finding external art theses or exegeses

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global example:
  1. Select Advance Search
  2. In the first line type in "fine arts" and select All subjects & indexing-SU (drop down box on right).Imager of search example in ProQuest: "Fine art"
  3. In the second line type in: MFA and select Degree-DG. This stands for Master of Fine Arts, the highest qualification in the US.Image example of search in second field: MFA
  4. Select Search.
Trove search example:
  1. In Advanced search option, select Research & Reports
  2. In the keyword field type: exegesis.
  3. Select Search.
  4. Limit your results to Format: Thesis (right).

Obtaining a thesis from another library

You may discover a thesis you want to read via a recommendation from your supervisor, a citation in an article or book, or from searching.

If the full text is not available online, you can submit an interlibrary loan via the Resource Sharing Request form.

Add in as much information as possible, under the heading of 'Book'. UniSA Library will then try to obtain either a physical or digital copy for you.