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Finding Theses

How to track down Australian and international theses.

Viewing print theses

University of Melbourne theses not available online are held in the Cultural Collections Reading Room on level 3 of the Baillieu Library, or in offsite storage. You cannot physically browse the thesis collection; you need to submit a request to view a thesis using the online form.

You can search the Library Catalogue to find theses. 

For more information, see the Special Collections website.

University of Melbourne theses

All University of Melbourne PhD and Masters by Research theses are included in the library catalogue and are identified by T:

To find theses on a particular topic, select University of Melbourne Theses from the pull-down menu on the library catalogue and enter your keywords:

To modify your search, you need to click ‘Start Over’ and begin a new ‘Theses’ search; otherwise your results will include books and other materials, not just theses.

Many recent theses - as well as some older theses - are available online. To look only at these, use Minerva Access the University's institutional repository.

Honours theses - if they are available at all - are generally held in departmental libraries.