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Theses & dissertations

What is available?

Theses and dissertations are an important primary source of information on a topic. Universities are providing digitised versions online. Older theses may only be available as a print version. They are considered to be ‘unpublished’ even though many are now accessible online.

The chief source of theses and dissertations in the Library’s collection is Dissertations & Theses Full Text database from ProQuest. This database includes over 2 million citations from around the world primarily North America and Europe.

Most Bond University theses are available from the University’s research repository. From 2004, higher degree research students have been required to provide digitised versions to the Library.  Print copies of Bond theses are available. They are not for loan and must be used in the Library.

Searching for theses & dissertations

Dissertations & Theses Full Text citations (ProQuest) are included in Library Search results. Use the Content Type options to refine your search results to show only Dissertations

Dissertations & Theses Full Text (ProQuest) can also be searched directly. The link to the database is also available from the Electronic Resources A-Z list.

Bond University theses are also indexed in Library Search, and they can be browsed as a list directly from the University's research repository.

Content on the internet

Australian theses can be searched in Trove. Hosted by the National Library of Australia, Trove brings together the resources contributed by many Australian libraries into a single search interface. Use the Advanced Search, select Thesis in the format field, and tick the Australian content box.

Google Scholar can be used to search for dissertations and theses. Use the term “dissertation OR thesis” along with your other search terms.

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Requesting from other libraries

The thesis is not online? You can place a request for the item in Library Search and we'll obtain it for you from another library. This service is available to all current Bond students and staff.


Writing & submitting a thesis

Use this guide to find resources to help in the writing process, and with submission of your Bond thesis.


Ask a Librarian

Request access to a print copy of a Bond thesis or get help to find a thesis via AskALibrarian.