When you order a thesis it will either be immediately available for download or writing to hard copy or it will need to be digitised.
If you order a thesis for digitisation, the system will manage the process and you will be informed when the thesis is available for download/preparation to hard copy.
Master's theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts.
Pro Quest Dissertations and Theses includes 1 million full text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format.
Some universities allow you to visit the library to view the print copy.
Others may offer a “Request a copy” option - a digital copy may be supplied to you once the thesis author has given permission.A good starting point for discovering freely available electronic theses and dissertations beyond the UK is the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) , which facilitates searching across institutions.Information can also usually be found on the library web pages of the relevant institution.A picture of a scanner indicates the thesis can be ordered for digitisation from print.In this case, there may be a charge to cover the scan process and you will need to wait several weeks for the thesis to be copied.The law allows us to provide whole copies of unpublished theses to individuals as long as they sign a declaration saying that it is for non-commercial research or private study. You can do this by depositing it in Apollo the University's institutional repository. theses submitted at over 100 UK universities are obtainable from ETh OS, a service set up to provide access to all theses from participating institutions.Are you a Cambridge alumni and wish to make your Ph. Click here for further information on how to proceed. D students at the University of Cambridge can find further information about the requirements to deposit theses on the Office of Scholarly Communication theses webpages. It achieves this by harvesting e-theses from Institutional Repositories and by digitising print theses as they are ordered by researchers using the system.Over 250,000 theses are already available in this way.Registration with ETh OS is not required to search for a thesis but is necessary to download or order one unless it is stored in the university repository rather than the British Library (in which case a link to the repository will be displayed).Many theses are available without charge on an Open Access basis but in all other cases, if you are requesting a thesis that has not yet been digitised you will be asked to meet the cost.Once a thesis has been digitised it is available for free download thereafter.