Electronic Theses Online Service UK

EThOS is the UK’s national thesis service which aims to maximise the visibility and availability of the UK’s doctoral research theses. It offers thousands of theses about the Asia Pacific region.

It supports the UK Government’s open access principle that publications resulting from publicly-funded research should be made freely available for all researchers, providing opportunities for further research. It demonstrates the quality of UK research, and helps attract students and research investment into UK Higher Education.

EThOS aims to provide: A national aggregated record of all doctoral theses awarded by UK Higher Education institutions; and Free access to the full text of as many theses as possible for use by all researchers to further their own research.

There are approximately 300,000 records relating to theses awarded by over 120 institutions. Almost 100,000 of these also provide access to the full text thesis, either via download from the EThOS database or via links to the institution’s own repository. Of the remaining 200,000 records dating back to at least 1800, three quarters are available to be ordered for scanning through the EThOS digitisation-on-demand facility.

A detailed description of EThOS is here.