Finding Australian theses
Thursday, 5 January 2017
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.
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 in other Australian institutions and those awarded elsewhere but housed in Australian libraries
You are able to 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.
Searching for theses from 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, the following 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 which are 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.