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Literature Review: Finding a thesis

This guide will define a literature review, describe the process of writing a literature review and examine where to search for literature

Finding a Charles Sturt University thesis

Charles Sturt University theses are held by the Library. Electronic copies of theses from 2009 onwards are available in the Charles Sturt University Research Output (CRO) repository as PDFs.

Charles Sturt University theses can be found by doing an Advanced Primo Search:

Older ‘print only’ theses held by the Library can found using the Advanced Search option in Primo Search:

  1. Select Advanced Search
  2. Select Search Profile = Books, journals, DVDs & more
  3. Select Any field and as a phrase enter charles sturt university
  4. Select Material Type = Theses
  5. Click Search.

Please note:

  • Print theses must be used in the library only
  • If a thesis is held at another Charles Sturt Campus Library, you can ask for it to be sent to you at your local Charles Sturt Campus Library

Finding Australian Theses

The National Library of Australia’s Trove database contains Australian university theses. Some theses are available only in print, others are available online in digital format.

  1. Select Advanced search and choose ‘Research and reports’
  2. Type your keywords into the first box
  3. Scroll down until you see Australian content and tick that box
  4. Select the green search button
  5. Select the ‘Thesis’ filter on the right-hand side of the results screen
  6. Change the ‘Sort by’ option to Date (latest first) to view the most recently Australian published theses.

Finding International Theses

Requesting Theses from other institutions

Online Purchase

Some services, such as the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global database allow users to purchase copies.

Alternatively, the library can locate and purchase a copy of a thesis on your behalf. Charges apply and are based on the rates outlined in the Australian ILRS Code but may vary according to the individual library.

Interlibrary Loans staff will provide a quote before proceeding with the request. Use the ILL Request link in Primo Search to submit a request.

Suggest that the Library purchase a thesis

Recommend a title for purchase using the Suggest New Materials form.

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