A number of recent theses and dissertations prepared at Oxford are available to download from the Oxford Research Archive (ORA). The British Library provides access to UK theses through its EThOS service. Already digitised UK theses can be downloaded freely as PDF files. Requests can be made to digitise older theses, but there is a cost of around £40 and waiting time of 30 days for digitisation. The British Library no longer provides theses on microfilm.
The RSL contains physical copies of Oxford theses and MSc dissertations. These can be obtained by searching the catalogue (using SOLO) and placing a hold/stack request.Some biological sciences theses such as those from Zoology are available on the open shelves on Level 2 of the Library.
Theses from other Universities may be found by searching services such as Proquest Dissertations.
SOLO allows you to search for Theses in the Oxford collections.
1. Navigate to the SOLO homepage.
2. Click on the 'Advanced Search' button
3. Click the 'Resource Type' menu and choose the 'Theses' option.
4. Type in the title or author of the thesis you are looking for and click the 'Search' button.