Theses are a valuable source of information for research and development. Doctoral theses resulting from an extended period of focused original research, are peer reviewed before award of a doctorate qualification. Although the terms thesis and dissertation are sometimes used interchangeably, in some settings they may be used more specifically to distinguish between doctoral work and other higher degree research work e.g. towards a Masters or Honours qualification. They are a useful resource because:
- they often represent new areas of research,
- not all research is published through academic journals, and thesis may be the only publicly-available presentation of the work, and
- they include extensive bibliographies and summaries of research available at the time of completion.
is a collaboration between the National Library, Australia's State and Territory libraries
and cultural and research institutions around Australia. With more than 130,000 theses predominately from Australian Institutes, searches can be filtered based on date and language. Use the tabs below to search for theses based on the keywords indicated, or visit Trove to create your own search.