Theses & dissertations

Finding & accessing theses

CSU theses

CSU Research Masters / PhD theses are available as follows:

Theses from 2009 - are available online in the CSU Research Output (CRO) repository as PDF files.

Older ‘print only’ theses held by the Library can found using the Advanced Search option in Primo Search:

  1. Select Advanced Search
  2. Select Search Profile = Books, journals, DVDs & more
  3. Select Any field and as a phrase enter charles sturt university
  4. Select Material Type = Theses
  5. Click Search.

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

You can search for CSU theses about a specific topic by including additional keywords, e.g. marketing

Screen sample of the Primo Search website with search terms entered into search fields and additional keyword added to the search fields.

Screen sample of the Primo Search theses search results.

Please note:

  • Print theses must be used in the library only
  • If a thesis is held at another CSU Campus Library, you can ask for it to be sent to you at your local CSU Campus 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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