Answered By: Your Library Team
Last Updated: Aug 09, 2018     Views: 52

There are lots of different ways you can get access to a full-text dissertation depending on where you have found it and where it is held.

  • The University of Sheffield library holds hard copy full text of some dissertations which are held in Western Bank Library.
  • You can search for digital copies of eTheses from the University of Sheffield, University of Leeds & University of York via WREO (White Rose eTheses Online).
  • You can use EThOS (British Library Electronic Theses Online) to search all available UK doctoral eTheses.
  • DART (Europe eTheses Portal) provides access to many European doctoral theses - many full-text.
  • MSc Virtual Dissertation Library contains some full-text MSc dissertations for 2001 onwards
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I  - citations for worldwide dissertations and theses from 1743 to the present. Some open access full text is included
  • Often you can only access an abstract - you can request the full text via our Interlibrary Request service if you are a staff of student member of the University.
  • If the title is restricted this could be because it is embargoed.  You will then not be able to view the documentation.

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