Thesis Collection

As of 2014 it is compulsory for all research higher degree candidates to submit a digital copy for conferral of the degree; as appropriate, a printed version may also be submitted. Printed copies will be predominantly used for examination purposes and are required at the discretion of the examiners.

See the Thesis information libguide for comprehensive information about theses at Flinders. 

Print bound copies of Higher Degree Theses (Ph.D. and Masters) awarded prior to 2014 from Flinders University are held by the Library pursuant to University Regulations (see Rules for Higher Degree Theses )

Many Honours theses are also held in Special Collections.

 

Digital Thesis Collection

Flinders University maintains a digital repository for research higher degree theses produced by its students. From 2014 submission of digital theses is mandatory. The full text of theses uploaded by graduating students are made available on open access via the library web site and are freely searchable via the National Library's Trove and Google Scholar.

The advantages of open access to Australian theses include:

• The research has a global audience, and students gain world wide exposure and recognition
• More immediate access to research findings is available
• Access is independent of time, place and computer system/platform
• Theses are protected from physical damage or loss

Searching for theses

Thesis Preparation

Depositing your thesis

At the conclusion of the examination of it is mandatory to deposit a copy of your thesis in digital format to the Flinders University institutional repository.

Instructions for submitting your thesis can be found in the Thesis information LibGuide

You will be required to convert your existing word-processor or other files into the appropriate standard format for the project. The standard format for theses on the web is PDF (Adobe – Portable Document Format).

When creating the PDF files you will need to conform to the approved filename standard.

Unless otherwise approved theses accepted for the award of a degree and uploaded to the University’s digital repository shall be available for open access.

You may choose to request to restrict your digital thesis to Flinders campus access only, or you may request to restrict all access for a period up to 36 months. If you would like to apply to restrict access to your thesis please contact the Office of Graduate Research, Project Officer, Phone: 8201 5961, email: gradresearch@flinders.edu.au


File naming instructions
How to save and name your files.
Deposit Form
Submit your thesis. (Please follow the file naming instructions above)
Adobe Acrobat Reader
About Acrobat reader

Further enquiries regarding electronic theses should be directed to eResearch@Flinders.edu.au

Conditions of Access

Higher Degree Theses (Ph.D. and Masters)

Appendix F: Rules for Research Higher Degree Theses states that ‘From 2014 it will be compulsory for all research higher degree candidates to submit a digital copy for conferral of the degree; as appropriate, a printed version may also be submitted. The digital copy of the thesis will be the authoritative copy. Printed copies, however, will predominantly be used for examination purposes, although examiners may request a digital copy from the Faculty instead.’

Open Access and Restrictions

Unless otherwise approved by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) (or nominee) in accordance with the provisions of Clause 14 below, theses accepted for the award of a degree* and uploaded to the University’s digital repository shall be available for open access.

An author can request to restrict access to his or her thesis either completely, or to restrict access to academic staff and research candidates of the University, for a period of up to 3 years subject to approval by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) (or nominee), on the University prescribed form. This form can be accessed via the Office of Graduate Research, Project Officer, Phone: 8201 5961, email: gradresearch@flinders.edu.au

 

Please contact eResearch@Flinders.edu.au for more information.

Honours Theses

Honours theses are not covered by the Rules for Higher Degree Theses. When Honours Theses are held in the Thesis Collection, however, the same loan conditions apply as to Higher Degree Theses, that is, one copy is not available for loan, while the second copy (if any) is available for loan and is located in the general collection. The same 3-year restrictions on access may be placed on Honours Theses if the author specifically requests this in writing.
Thesis Loans

Where theses are available for loan, the loan period is generally four weeks. Theses available for loan are shelved in the general collection. Please note the location for individual items.

Please contact the Special Collections Librarian for more information.

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