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Theses retrieval and reference at the University of Manchester

The Library’s print collection of doctoral/research theses can be found using Library Search. Theses can be used and consulted for reference only within the library.

Collections at Manchester

Electronic Theses

Electronic versions of  open–access University of Manchester doctoral theses submitted from the 2010-2011 session onwards are available to view and download  from Manchester eScholar and via Library Search. Some older doctoral theses of the University of Manchester are available electronically from EThOS



EThOS is the UK’s national thesis service which aims to maximise the visibility and availability of the UK’s doctoral research theses. You can download digitised PhD thesis from across the UK for free once you have registered on the website (EThOS charge a £50 fee to customers for digitising any theses that are not currently available on their database)Doctoral theses from other UK universities can be supplied by EThOS for you. This is constantly updated as more theses including University of Manchester outputs from March 2013 are submitted solely in electronic form.

Other theses and dissertations can be borrowed for you to consult via our Document Supply Unit.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day and offering full text for graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written prior to 1997. It contains a significant amount of new international dissertations and theses both in citations and in full text

Research Guides and help

Manchester eScholar

Provides a dedicated service to support and advise users of the University’s institutional repository. Postgraduate research students are required to deposit an electronic version of their thesis to Manchester eScholar via the My Manchester Service. To access help and guidance materials visit the Electronic theses pages on the Manchester eScholar Services website. 

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