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Business in Rural Enterprise & Agri: Theses

Guide to GMIT Library for students of Business in Rural Enterprise and Agribusiness

Online Theses undergraduate

Undergraduate past theses, if available in the Library may be accessed here. This listing is only be available to GMIT staff and students and may be accessed using your GMIT login and password. Please note the copyright restrictions associated with viewing files on this service.

Online Theses masters and above


Masters and above theses submitted at GMIT are available on the open access repository Research@THEA, subject to authors' permission. Please see our separate Libguide on Research@THEA for further information on this.

Theses on open access

Further to the Reaearch@THEA repository for all of GMIT published research and higher theses, alongside that of the other IOTs, there are many open access repositories out there containing much of interest for Business students.



Open Access theses and dissertations aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 1000 colleges, universities, and research institutions. OATD currently indexes over 5 million theses and dissertations


RIAN LogoRian is the repository that combines the research and higher theses of 16 individual repositories (including Research@THEA) alongside the seven Irish Universities and other research bodies including Teagasc and the HSE. Users can search RIAN by keywords, institution, funding body or item type, to include dissertations and theses.


DART Europe LogoDART-Europe is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses. The DART-Europe partners help to provide researchers with a single European Portal for the discovery of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs)


Ebsco's Open Dissertations search service is helping drive new traffic to participating institutional repositories and connecting people with valuable Open Access research from leading institutions around the world. 


Ethos LogoSearch from over 500,000 doctoral theses from the British Library's database of UK university research. 



Proquest Dissertations and Theses Open LogoSearch from the Open Access deposits from the reknowned Proquest Disserations and Theses database

Using the Library's Search and Find Tool to find Theses and Dissertations

Searching in the Online Library for dissertations is easy. Simply enter the term 'dissertation' as a subject heading search along with your search terms as shown here in our Advanced Search. 


  • Using the 'Subject Terms' facet or category will narrow down to results with those words only in that particular heading
  • Put an 'OR' search limiter in between your subject search to combine both theses and dissertations
  • Content from many open access repositories available to search here
  • If you see the link to 'submit document supply purchase request' in an record it means that we don't have access to the full text in GMIT but it is possible to obtain a copy from one of our partner libraries.

Hard copy GMIT Theses

Some past theses on the Galway campus are held on closed access behind the Information Desk.

This includes some of the last ten years of Bachelor of Business theses and patrons can view lists of theses for each subject area at the circulation desk. Lists of business theses are also available here. Patrons may check out up to three student theses from the enquiry desk. Theses may be viewed in the library only for a period up to three hours, as per the Desk Reserve loan rule, and must be returned to the enquiry desk.

Non-GMIT theses may be requested through our Inter Library Loans department. Please note their availability will depend on the policies of the holding library and not GMIT.

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