If you do not have the full text of a thesis that you need for your research, you can place a Document Delivery request for it. It is worth checking the issuing universitiy's library catalogue and institutional repository first, as many universities make their theses open access online.
You can find hard-copy UC theses via the Library Search and they are able to be borrowed. We retain print copies of PhD, Masters and some Honours theses completed at UC. UC theses are also added to the UC Research Portal when author permission is given.
The Higher Degree by Research Policy (Gold Book) sets out University policy and practice relating to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Professional Doctorate and Masters by Research degrees. It includes policy on supervision of research students, admission, progress, examination and completion.
Five reasons why you should include theses in your research strategy:
•They can help you discover what has been written on a topic, what others are doing in the field and what methodologies are being used
•They present original research and can provide “sneak previews” of ideas in an area that are yet to reach other publication formats
•They may be the only publicly-available work by authors who do not otherwise publish for general audiences or through commercial publishers.
•They contain extensive bibliographies
•They provide insight into the early work of a particular person and have value for historical and biographical purposes
They are found in academic and national library catalogues, university repositories, databases and national or regional portals
Trove contains almost a million theses. Some of these are in print format only, others are available online in digital format. To assist with finding relevant theses the National Library of Australia have developed this guide
OATD.org aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 1100 colleges, universities, and research institutions. OATD currently indexes 4,571,151 theses and dissertations