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EThOS: UK E-Theses Online Service

EThOS is the national e-theses service for UK doctoral theses.

Search over 340,000 records of PhD and other doctoral theses, and select a variety of ways to access the full item:

  • Instantly download the full text of over 100,000 free open access theses
  • Follow links to a free open access copy available direct from the awarding institution
  • Order a digital copy of a paper thesis 
  • Or contact the awarding institution’s library to find out how to view a copy

EThOS aims to demonstrate the quality of UK research by making UK doctoral theses discoverable and openly available online. It supports the UK Government’s open access principle that publications resulting from publicly-funded research should be made freely available for all researchers, providing opportunities for further research.

An EThOS Toolkit  provides guidance and information about e-theses repositories, copyright and IPR issues, repository software and other areas, to help ensure a high level of visibility of UK thesis content.

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