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Finding theses

Find a thesis from the University of Sydney or other universities

University of Sydney theses

Finding a University of Sydney thesis
  • To locate digital or physical theses, search both Sydney eScholarship repository and the Library catalogue:

    • Print copies of most University of Sydney PhD and Master’s by research theses awarded up to 2014 can be viewed in the Rare Books collection, Level 1, Fisher Library. Some theses awarded prior to 2014 are available on open access, in the repository. Theses awarded before 2014 are found in the Library catalogue
    • Theses awarded from 2014 onwards are freely available online to all staff and students of the University of Sydney. Many are also freely available on open access to members of the public. Theses awarded after 2014 are found in the Sydney eScholarship repository postgraduate theses collections

    Searching for theses

    For digital format PhD and Master’s by research theses (all theses after, and some before, 2014), search the repository by:


    For physical format PhD and Master’s by research theses (all theses prior to 2014) search the Library catalogue by:

Purchasing a University of Sydney thesis
  • For theses that aren’t digitised or available on open access, we accept requests from all libraries and private researchers within Australia and internationally for copies of whole theses.

    All requests for copies of material held at the University of Sydney Library must comply with the Copyright Act of 1968.

    To order, complete and sign the appropriate form:


    Cost

    • If the thesis is already digitised, you will find it using the information under ‘Searching for theses’
    • If it isn’t in the Postgraduate Theses Repository, digitisation will be required and the cost will be as per the below table.
    • Thesis requiring digitisation
      Price
      $165
      Overseas supply
      AUD $150
      Access
      Via CloudStor 3 – 4 weeks
    • Already digitised thesis
      Price
      $16.50
      Overseas supply
      AUD $15
      Access
      Via CloudStor 1 – 2 weeks

Other universities

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