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Engineering: Theses

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Online Undergraduate Theses

From September 2016 onwards all undergraduate theses will be delivered to the Library via Sharepoint. This listing will be available to GMIT staff and students and may be accessed, with copyright restrictions, using your GMIT login and password.

Online Postgraduate Theses


Research@THEA is the institutional repository for the Connacht-Ulster Alliance Libraries.

This repository makes research, taught masters and Ph.D theses from GMIT, LYIT and ITSligo available online.

Other research, including conference proceedings and journal articles by staff and students are also available in the open access repository.

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About Theses in the Library

The Library receives a copy of all major theses awarded at GMIT. This collection comprises thousands of volumes of primary research in all subject areas.

  • Theses are held in bound hardcopy behind the restricted theses area behind the issue desk.
  • Bound hardcopy theses may not be borrowed and can only be read in the Library.

Other Universities' Theses

You can locate details of theses submitted in other Universities from the following open access sources:

  • BASE, operated by Bielefeld University Library, is one of the world's biggest search engines especially for academic open access web resources.
  • DART-Europe is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses.
  • Digital Commons network is one of the biggest repositories in the academic world, bringing together free, full-text scholarly articles from universities and colleges worldwide.
  • EThOS offers free access to the full text of selected UK theses.
  • Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations is a global digital library of theses and dissertations.
  • Open Access theses and dissertations aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world.
  • Rian is a repository that combines the research and higher theses of 16 individual repositories (including Research@THEA).

There are many other open access resources available, all include theses and dissertations as a content type. See our LibGuide on Open Access for further information.

Searching for Theses in the Library

The easiest way to find a print thesis in GMIT library on a particular topic, is to key in 'and thesis' in the search box with your search term, and selecting 'dissertation' in the content type filter. A search using the classic catalogue will work well for this type of content also.

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ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

This online database is the most comprehensive available listing of theses, with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in the United Kingdom and Ireland dating back to 1716. Currently comprising over half a million records, with some additional 15,000 citations added annually.

The United Kingdom and Ireland boast many of the world's leading research universities.

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