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How to obtain a print thesis

Theses are not always available on request, for a variety of reasons.

The author might place an embargo if the thesis is likely to be published as a book or the content might be confidential, sensitive or have commercial potential.

You can request theses through document delivery.

When a thesis is not available for loan, but a copy can be made, the USC Library will decide whether the thesis would be relevant for our collection.

If so, the Library will purchase the thesis and it will be included in the Library collection.

If not, you will be advised that purchase is possible, but the Library will not bear the costs.

Why theses?

Theses are a good way to see what kind of research is happening in your area of interest - or where there are gaps. Trove gives you theses dealing with an Australian context.

Australian theses

Overseas Theses

There are many library catalogues and indexes for collections of theses, offering full text, partial preview, abstracts or citations.

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