The Library has extensive print and online resources. Research staff and postgraduate/honours students also have access to the Document Delivery Service through which you can request material not available at Monash.
Promoting your research
An eThesis is a digital copy of your doctoral thesis. All doctoral candidates enrolling as of 1st July 2005 are required to submit an eThesis at the conclusion of their examination. The eThesis will provide a primary record for archiving purposes.
Please note that candidates enrolled under a cotutelle arrangement, Staff PhD, MD (unsupervised) and MPhil degrees are exempt from submitting an eThesis.
Candidates submitting an eThesis may choose to publish through the Monash University ARROW Repository.
You may consult the full Monash University eThesis Policy on eThesis submission.
The Monash University Library provides access to theses submitted at Monash University and also to theses from other universities in Australia and internationally.
Theses available in the library can be found using Search. Formats include print, microfiche and digital (online).
Finding Slavic theses in the library
Using SEARCH, type in a topic word such as Russia or Russian and thesis, add the word monash if you are just looking for Monash University theses. Use the wildcard * to cover different word endings, such as Russia* for Russia and Russian.
Digital theses (theses available online)
Finding Slavic theses not available at Monash libraries
A good starting point to find Slavic theses not available through SEARCH is to try searching the catalog of national libraries. For Russian theses, this would be the Digital Library collection provided by the Russian State Library which includes the Digital Dissertation Library. If you need help finding a Slavic thesis that is not available at Monash libraries, ask your contact librarian Anna Rubinowski.
Honours theses are not held in the library. To access Honours theses enquire at the relevant University department.
A literature review traditionally provides an historical overview of the theory and the research literature, with a special emphasis on the literature specific to the thesis topic.
A thesis is a lengthy research work written to prove a theory or proposition.
There are a lot of books to help with the writing. Have a look at the library resources below, and use the subject headings of these resources to find more on the topic of thesis writing.