Registration with ETh OS is not required to search for a thesis but is necessary to download or order one unless it is stored in the university repository rather than the British Library (in which case a link to the repository will be displayed).
Many theses are available without charge on an Open Access basis but in all other cases, if you are requesting a thesis that has not yet been digitised you will be asked to meet the cost.
Information can also usually be found on the library web pages of the relevant institution.
The DART Europe etheses portal lists several thousand full-text theses from a group of European universities.
Please note that University of London theses were held at Senate House Library until 2010, but were then transferred back to the home institution so there are no print copies of Goldsmiths theses held at Senate House Library.
Digital copies of many Goldsmiths Ph D (doctoral) theses are available from two sources: Theses completed on or after 1 June 2010 are collected in Goldsmiths Research Online (GRO) and also made available from in the British Library's ETh OS service, when this is possible.Others may offer a “Request a copy” option - a digital copy may be supplied to you once the thesis author has given permission.Many theses will not be available at all if restricted by the author.Each dissertation published since July 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author.Master's theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts.Copies of theses may be provided to researchers in accordance with the law and in a manner that is common across UK libraries.The law allows us to provide whole copies of unpublished theses to individuals as long as they sign a declaration saying that it is for non-commercial research or private study. You can do this by depositing it in Apollo the University's institutional repository. theses submitted at over 100 UK universities are obtainable from ETh OS, a service set up to provide access to all theses from participating institutions.Printed theses are for reference only, because they are unique.Most may be photocopied, but check the coversheet inside as that will tell you what permission the author has given for copying.If you do want to consult the printed version, when you have identified the thesis or theses that you would like to read, please write down the author and title.These copies are available for reference in the Special Collections and post-graduate reading room, on request, Monday - Friday 9.15 - 17.00, or from the Library Enquiry desk or Helpdesk in the evenings and at weekends.