Theses & dissertations

Finding & accessing theses

CSU theses

CSU theses are held by the Library. Electronic copies of theses from 2009 onwards are available in the CSU Research Output (CRO) repository as PDFs.

CSU theses can be found by doing an Advanced Primo Search:

  1. Ensure the first instance of Any field is Charles Sturt University and the Material Type is set to Theses
  2. Enter other search criteria into the fields as required.

Screen sample of the Primo Search website with search terms entered into search fields and 'Theses' selected in the 'Material Type' field.

Print only theses (manuscripts) held at another CSU Campus library, can be requested for use in the library.

Australian Universities

The National Library of Australia’s Trove database lists most Australian university theses. Not all online theses are publicly available.

  1. Ensure the Format in the left column is highlighted as Theses
  2. Enter additional search terms
  3. Click on Search button
  4. Use Refine your results to limit to theses available Online or Freely available.


Requesting theses from other institutions

Online purchase

Some services, such as the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global database allow users to purchase copies.

Alternatively, the library can locate and purchase a copy of a thesis on your behalf. Charges apply and are based on the rates outlined in the Australian ILRS Code but may vary according to the individual library.

Interlibrary Loans staff will provide a quote before proceeding with the request. Use the ILL Request link in Primo Search to submit a request.

Suggest that the Library purchase a thesis

Recommend a title for purchase using the Suggest New Materials form.


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