Accessing theses: Those available electronically will be delivered to your PC as a zip file. Other formats can be requested for a charge. Titles not already available electronically will be digitised to order usually without charge and should be available to download within a matter of days. In certain circumstances the first researcher to order a particular thesis will be required to pay for its digitisation, but this is expected to be rare.
Some theses are not available electronically but can be requested using our Inter-Library Loan service non-doctoral UK theses are still requested through Inter-Library Loan. Search for OU theses in the Library Search. To see only print theses click 'In the Walton Hall library' and refine your results to resource type 'Thesis'.
OU staff and research students can borrow a consultation copy of a thesis if available. Please contact the Library helpdesk giving the author and title of the thesis. Complete our quick survey to help us improve our website.
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Find out more. Your theses Information for participating institutions and for thesis authors, including metadata. Digitising theses Print theses are digitised on demand through EThOS, but we also undertake digitisation projects for almost any print material. Case studies.
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This depends on the policy of the institution supplying the thesis. The EThOS database holds details of over , theses. Some of these are available for immediate download. Once you register you can download a thesis or request a digital copy if it is not currently available.
If the thesis is not immediately available there will be a short delay while it is digitised. Theses are supplied by participating institutions free of charge as zipped PDFs.