University of Melbourne theses can be identified in the Library Catalogue. Select the Theses search or limit your search to University of Melbourne Theses. You can search by author or title.
If there is a digital thesis available, there will be a link to it in the catalogue record that says "Connect to thesis".
Digital theses can also be found through a Subject Search in the catalogue under "Internet access to thesis" Use the "Limit this search" option to add another term.
Further help may be found in the Finding Theses library guide.
Masters by Research and PhD theses completed at the University of Melbourne are listed in the Library Catalogue and can be searched by the usual author, title, subject and keyword options, and also by limiting your search to 'University of Melbourne Theses.'
The theses are archival copies that can only be viewed in the Special Collections Reading Room in the Baillieu Library. They are not available for loan. Requests to view a thesis should be made in advance. Please give four days' notice for theses that are older than the current 10 years.
For a comprehensive list of music theses completed in all faculties and departments of the University of Melbourne, use a KEYWORD search:
Music PhD and Masters Research theses are also listed and searchable in Minerva-Access, the University's digital repository. See the VCA & MCM Community on Minerva. Links are provided where a thesis is available for open access.
The Australasian Digital Theses Program database ceased operation at the end of 2010. The content of that database will be accessible from the National Library of Australia’s Trove service.
Finding theses by topic on Trove
Enter keywords in search box. Results will be limited to Australian theses only.
Note: If you search digital theses, results will be limited to digital theses only. This icon indicates online availability.
Click to access full-text.
Finding theses by institution on Trove
Use Trove to find theses by university.To limit results by institution, go to Search the ADT - Member Institution Views
The Trove links populate the search box with the code for the university concerned e.g. nuc:VMOU (for Monash University). Type your search term(s) after this code, rather than overwriting it, to limit your results to the university concerned. If you do not find the thesis you are looking for, try unticking the "Available online" box - it may not yet be digitised.
Some examples are: