Finding Australian theses Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Theses now searchable via Trove

The Australasian Digital Theses Program database ceased operation in March 2011. The database server has been decomissioned, and the content of that database is searchable via the National Library of Australia’s Trove service.

Search all Australian theses

The Australasian Digital Theses (ADT) database ceased operation on 28 March 2011. 

Australian theses are now searchable via the National Library of Australia’s Trove service. 

The National Library of Australia's Trove is a free repository of Australian material, including almost a million Australian theses.

Via the 'Help on finding Australian theses' section of the Trove website, you can find out:

Please be aware that:

  • the ADT included only higher degree theses - Trove includes theses at all levels, including Honours, etc
  • the ADT included only theses from Australian and New Zealand universities - Trove includes theses held other Australian institutions and those awarded elsewhere but housed in Australian libraries

Search all Australian theses or Search all digital Australian theses via Trove.  You may also subscribe to the Trove feed for recently added Australian digital theses.

Search individual universities, including New Zealand universities.

Please be aware that:

  • the ADT allowed searching across all theses, digital or not - the local view may have a separate search for digital (via the institutional (research) repository) and the rest via the catalogue;

When linking directly to the university, these links take you either to a theses-specific search page, or to a research content page which allows you to search all the university's research output, including higher degree theses.  In some cases, the links are only to digital theses, not the many theses still only in print form.  You may need to search Trove or the library's catalogue to locate the print versions.

When following the Trove link below, the Trove search box is populated with the code for the university concerned e.g. nuc: NUN (for UNSW).  You should type your search string after this code, rather than overwriting it, to limit your search 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.

Auckland University of Technology 
Australian Catholic University  [search via Trove] 
Australian National University  [search via Trove
Bond University  [search via Trove
Central Queensland University  [search via Trove
Charles Darwin University [search via Trove]
Charles Sturt University [search via Trove]
Curtin University  [search via Trove
Deakin University  [search via Trove
Edith Cowan University  [search via Trove] 
Flinders University  [search via Trove
Griffith University [search via Trove
James Cook University  [search via Trove]  
La Trobe University  [search via Trove]
Lincoln University  
Macquarie University  [search via Trove]
Massey University  
Monash University  [search via Trove]
Murdoch University  [search via Trove]
Queensland University of Technology  [search via Trove]
RMIT University  [search via Trove]
Southern Cross University  [search via Trove]
Swinburne University of Technology [search via Trove]  
University of Adelaide  [search via Trove]  

University of Auckland  
University of Ballarat  [search via Trove]
University of Canberra  [search via Trove]
University of Canterbury   
University of Melbourne  [search via Trove]    
University of New England [search via Trove]
University of New South Wales  [search via Trove]
UNSW@ADFA [search via Trove]
University of Newcastle  [search via Trove]
University of Notre Dame Australia [search via Trove]
University of Otago   
University of Queensland  [search via Trove]
University of South Australia  [search via Trove]
University of Southern Queensland  [search via Trove]
University of Sydney  [search via Trove]
University of Tasmania  [search via Trove]
University of Technology Sydney  [search via Trove]
Universiy of the Sunshine Coast [search via Trove]
University of Waikato  
University of Western Australia  [search via Trove]
University of Western Sydney  [search via Trove]
University of Wollongong  [search via Trove]
Victoria University  [search via Trove]