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Theses: Finding theses in Search

This guide is designed to assist with locating theses either from Monash or from other institutions around the world.



  • Select Monash Library to find items available at Monash Libraries
  • Select Everything to find items from other institutions
  • Use thesis databases for comprehensive searches for Australian theses and International theses

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.
You can also narrow the search down by PhD theses by searching for ph.d.

Library Search box with key terms 'Primary education' and 'Ph.d' AND 'Australia' with the Thesis filter highlighted

Searches can be filtered further to limit results to specific Monash Collections. 

For example, the Bridges Repository contains theses published and shared by Monash staff and Graduate Research students (PhD and Masters by Research). Click on a collection title to limit the search results to only this collection.

Library Search results page with Monash Collections filters highlighted

Find theses using advanced search

You can use advanced search to limit to searching for Theses as a resource type. Use keywords or search by faculty.
Use the facets down the right-hand side to narrow down search results.

Advanced Search with key terms 'Faculty of Education' and 'Thesis' and Resource type = Thesis, with these three facets highlighted

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 Subject to search for a Thesis on a specific subject area

Advanced search by Author's name and 'thesis', with resource type and key search terms highlighted