Theses & Dissertations

There are few platforms that you can browse to find theses, whether it is from USM, Malaysian Theses or International Theses. Some will provide you with abstract only, while others will provide downloadable full-text theses online. Let’s explore how to get the theses relevant to your needs easily.

USM Theses
1. Krisalis OPAC

2. Theses Terminal – For time being, we do provide one specific terminal for full-text  USM theses browsing at level 1, PHS 1. Give a try today, and if you face any problem to access, please proceed to nearby i-counter for assistance.

Malaysian Theses
To browse Malaysian theses, you may browse MyTO (Malaysian Theses Online), but it will only provide you a brief information such as the author, title, year of publication and location of the thesis. Next, you need to go to the respected University Library physically in order to read the full thesis.

For Public Universities students, you just need to show your student card upon entering at any Libraries of Malaysian Public Universities to get access to the services including to read their theses.

International Theses
1. Proquest Dissertations and Theses Global – This is the only database which Library subscribe that provide full-text theses online. It covers the collection all around the world, spanning from year 1743 to the present day. If you want to access this platform from outside campus, make sure you login via ez-proxy.

2. EThOS – It is the Electronic Theses Online Service, a British Library initiative which provides access to UK doctoral theses online. Many UK theses are now being made online via the EThOS service which allows you to:

  • search over 350,000+ theses records,
  • freely download the full-text of UK digitised theses,
  • order a download of theses from participating institutions.

3. Trove Trove is an Australian online library database aggregator; a free faceted-search engine hosted by the National Library of Australia. You can use this platform to search for various Australian resources such as books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and THESES.

4. Open Access Theses and Dissertations (OATD) – It provides open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world from over 1100 colleges, universities, and research institutions. OATD currently indexes 3,546,075 theses and dissertations.

5. Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) – searches over 4 million electronic theses from around the planet.

Watch this tutorial video on how to get the theses


# If you interested to explore more about how to search for theses efficiently, we provide hands-on session regarding this in Information Literacy Skills (Basic) workshop every week. Come and join us now!It is totally free..