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Music in Australia

This guide will point you to resources in Australian music at the University of Melbourne Library and beyond.


Theses are listed on the library catalogue and can be searched by the usual author, title, subject or keyword options.

A comprehensive list of music theses completed in all faculties and departments of the University of Melbourne is achieved via a KEYWORD search.

For theses from the Faculty of Music (to 2009)  and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (2009- ) use keywords "music thesis university melbourne".

For theses from the Victorian College of the Arts use keywords "music thesis victorian college arts"

Digital theses

It is mandatory for University of Melbourne  theses to be added to the Digital Repository. Music theses completed at the university and available online are found by using the search term "music"

The University of Melbourne Thesis Collection holds archival copies of all Masters by Research, and Ph.D. theses completed at the University. The theses are not available for loan. They are accessed in the Cultural Collections Reading Room in the Baillieu Library, or other locations as indicated in the catalogue.

This collection is not browseable on open shelves, and individual theses will be retrieved from storage upon request.

Only theses written in the last ten years are held in the Baillieu Library. The remainder of the collection is held in off-site storage and can also be retrieved upon request. Theses with the status UNIM AT CARM on the library catalogue at held off-site. Four working days notice is required for retrieval of material held off-site.

Requests for theses can be made online prior to visiting the reading room. To order material, it is best to use the online order form.

Theses are available to be photocopied either partially or as a whole. Self-copying is not available, and all copying orders must be processed through the Reading Room. Please ask staff for details of copying charges and turnaround times.

Printed Lists of Music Theses Publications listing theses, though not as up-to-date as online listings, can be found using library catalogues. Also many research bibliographies list theses. Some examples are: