Information Technology: Finding theses

Tips for students of information technology

Restictions to access

Some Monash University theses may be restricted by wishes of the author for up to three years. During this time totally restricted theses cannot be consulted, and partially restricted theses may be consulted but not photocopied.

The catalogue record will note any restrictions.

Honours theses

Honours theses are not held in the library. To access Honours theses enquire at the relevant University department.

Theses in the Monash Universty Research Repository

The Monash Universty Research Repository contains a large number of PhD theses in full-text online. In the Publications column, scroll down to Theses.

Obtaining a copy of a thesis

The Document delivery service assists Monash University students and staff to obtain theses from other institutions.


Theses submitted at Monash

Finding theses

Finding theses in Search

To find a specific thesis in Search, type your subject (or author / keywords, etc) followed by thesis (if it is a Monash thesis you are looking for, include the word "monash").

Useful databases

Trove includes doctoral, masters and some honours theses from all Australian and New Zealand universities and others higher degree institutions. Trove also includes theses awarded elsewhere but held by Australian instititions. To search for theses use the Advanced search and either include "thesis" as a keyword or limit your result to format = thesis.

DART-Europe : e-theses portal
A searchable database of electronic research theses held in European repositories. Open access, free and publicly available. The DART-Europe Portal does not store theses, but it provides a link to at least one electronic copy of every thesis listed in its database.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
Covers mainly North American theses, although a small number of theses from other countries are also included. Covers theses from 1861 to present. Abstracts are included for all theses since 1980. Abstracts from prior years are only available in the paper version Dissertation Abstracts International (subscription is no longer current).

NDLTD (Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations)
Centre of a worldwide project to make more theses available electronically. Contains links to a number of sites that make theses available, some of which are free.

THESES : NUS Theses Collection
Bibliographic database of items from published and unpublished material (including theses) relating to Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and ASEAN (as an entity)

History On-Line
Lists theses in History completed in UK each year. Paper copies from 1960-present are listed in the library catalogue under the title Historical Research for Higher Degrees in the United Kingdom.

Click here for a more comprehensive list of theses databases

Lists of theses

Some lists of early Monash University theses are available for consultation:

  • Nash, V. (ed) (1986-87), Monash University theses 1961-1986.
    Contains major theses submitted at Clayton campuses only.
  • Research, scholarship, creative and performing art, Monash University, 1993-1997.
    Published annually since 1970 and variously titled:
    Research publications 1988-1992;
    Research report 1973-1987
    List of research publications 1970-1972).
    Includes lists of theses accepted for higher degrees in the various Monash Univesrity departments.
  • Union list of higher degree theses in Australian university libraries, University of Tasmania Library, Hobart, 1965-1991.
    Lists, as comprehensively as possible, masters, doctoral and the postgraduate BLitt theses (but not honours theses) accepted by Australian universities. Theses are arranged under broad subject headings with an author and keyword index.