Theses: Finding theses in Search

This guides includes resources and guidelines for locating and accessing theses produced by Monash University as well as other institutions.


  • Theses submitted since December 2016 are still not showing up in Search. Please look in the Monash University Research Repository
  • The terms thesis and dissertation are both used to described theses, use both terms in your search to find all relevant items.
  • Select Library Collections to find items available at Monash Libraries
  • Select All resources to find items from other institutions

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Finding theses using basic search

Search by Author and/or Title if you have this information.
Search by Keywords if you don't have the Author and Title information.
Include the word thesis OR dissertation in your search to find all relevant items.
You can also narrow the search down by PhD theses by searching for ph.d

On the results page you can refine your search to 'Thesis' by using the facets on the left hand side

Find theses using advanced search

You can also used an advanced search to search for Keywords, or to find theses published by a Faculty.
Use the facets down the right-hand side to narrow down search results.

On the results page refine your search by selecting the relevant Faculty under Author/Creator


Use advanced search to locate Theses written by a particular author and/or a particular subject area.
Select Author/Creator to search for a particular author
Select in subject to search for a Thesis on a specific subject area