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What is a thesis?

A thesis is:

  • a statement or theory put forward to be maintained or proved
  • a long essay or dissertation involving personal research, written as part of a university degree


Oxford University Press 2010, Compact Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford University Press, viewed 6 April 2010.

Why you should search for theses

  • to ensure your topic has not been (or is not being) investigated by another researcher
  • to gain a knowledge of other related research in your area of study
  • to find out what research has preceded your topic
  • to find out what methodologies and layouts have been used by other researchers in your field

Theses Guide

Starting your literature review?

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Need to see who has written a thesis in your discipline?

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Need information on how to deposit your thesis?

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This guide can help you

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