How do I find dissertations?

How do I find dissertations?


The library provides access to some previous students’ dissertations on Library Search. Looking at dissertations can be a useful tool to help you understand how you could structure and present your own work. 

If you are looking for Hallam students' work they are divided into the following categories:

Hallam undergraduate and taught post graduate courses

  • Available in print only
  • Located in Adsetts Library Stack (level 1)
  • Collegiate Library Stack (Level 0)
  • Not all courses provide dissertations for the library. If you can't find what you need on Library Search you should speak to your supervisor or module leader. 

Doctoral theses – Hallam students

  • Available online only
  • Use Library Search to locate

How to find dissertations and theses

1. On Library Search, search for the name of the course, or a topic of interest

2. Use 'content type' to filter your search results to one of the following (you might have to select 'show more' to see these options:

  • ‘Hallam Dissertations’ – print dissertations for undergraduate and taught postgraduate courses written by Hallam students
  • ‘Hallam Theses’ – online theses from Doctoral courses (PhD, MPhil) written by Hallam students
  • Dissertations/ Theses’ – this option includes both Hallam Dissertations and Hallam Theses. It also includes theses from students at other institutions.

If these content type options do not appear, it means there are no results that match the course or topic you have searched for. 

3. Click on the title of the dissertation or theses and either follow the link to 'available online' or ‘find in the library.

  • For online theses you will need to login using your Hallam username and password. 
  • For print dissertations you will need the thesis number to locate it on the shelf in the stack. Print dissertations are for use in the library only. You will be unable to borrow or take them out of the library.

  • Last Updated May 19, 2023
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  • Answered By Carl Lomax

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