EThOS makes UK Doctoral Theses (electronic and paper based) available via a ‘one-stop-shop’ by harvesting e-theses from Institutional Repositories and digitising paper theses on-demand. Ethos is available at http://ethos.bl.uk.
The EThOS database has been populated with Index to Theses records so that you can search across 250,000 titles and order full text electronic copies easily and cheaply.
All UK HE institutions have already submitted their most popular theses for digitisation, so many titles are available for immediate download free of charge. Titles not already available electronically will be digitised to order and should be available to download within a matter of days.
If you can’t find the thesis you want, you can also send the details to the experts at EThOS and ask them track it down for you.
A small proportion of titles are only available upon payment of a fee. Unless you are prepared to pay the fee, do not proceed with the EThOS order. As an alternative you can request such titles via the Inter-library Loans Service and we will attempt to borrow the thesis from the awarding institution.
A Note to Authors and Right Holders: since 2007 Doctoral Theses awarded by The University of Huddersfield have been added to our Institutional Repository. Unless a thesis has been embargoed for any reason, it will automatically be included in the EThOS service.
Any paper theses awarded prior to 2007, and requested by EThOS users for digitisation will be thoroughly checked by our Subject Librarians for Third Party Copyright material and any information that could be construed as commercially or ethically sensitive. Theses containing such material will not be submitted for digitisation, but will still have a record on the EThOS database. If you find your work on EThOS and you are unhappy about it being there please consult the service’s Notes and Takedown policy http://www.bl.uk/aboutus/terms/index.html#notice or contact our Document Delivery Supervisor: Chris Beevers Tel. 01484 472051 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the matter further.
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