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Last Updated: Feb 24, 2020    

EThOS aims to hold a record for all doctoral theses awarded by all UK universities (institution). It provides free, direct access to the full text of as many theses as possible.

In order to protect the thesis author's rights and to minimise opportunities for plagiarism, EThOS requires users to register an personal account on the system and log in to access the full text of theses. Please note the terms and conditions of supply which you have to agree to before you can access a thesis.

When you are searching in Discover and click records provided by EThOS, you'll be directed to the page of the thesis on EThOS. 


On EThOS, you will see two types of icons regarding the availability of full text.

One is "immediate download" by logging on to EThOS with your account.


The other is "scan from print" which means you will be provided with a scanned copy of the full text after you paid for the scan fee. See the screenshots for your information.