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The EThOS e-theses service is delivered by the British Library on behalf of Higher Education under a shared service arrangement.

This website relates to the old EThOSnet project which established EThOS as part of JISC's (Joint Information Systems Committee) Start-up and Enhancement (SUE) Programme. Project documentation, the EThOS vision and transition arrangements are all described under the headings listed on the left.

The EThOS Toolkit contains extensive guidance and further information about the EThOS service and how UK Higher Education institutions can participate. A new membership model for participating institutions was announced at the end of 2010.

Please go directly to EThOS to search over 300,000 records of UK Doctoral theses, download or order full texts or link directly to copies held in institutions’ own repositories.

An EThOS leaflet is available here.

If you have any questions, please contact uktheses@bl.uk.

The EThOSnet project ended in 2009, and was funded by the partner institutions and:




fillerEThOS will:

Improving research theses access to those who need it

Improving post graduate research knowledge transfer to students

Creating a one stop electronic shop for all UK Theses

Promoting UK Higher Education post graduate research to the world

Contributing to the global knowledge pool