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How to find University of Leicester Theses

A quick guide on how to find University of Leicester etheses and print theses.

We have over 1800 theses available electronically via the Leicester Research Archive:

Browsing eTheses by College and Department:


Click on the College and Department of interest and then click on Theses:




You can then search the theses within that Department, or click on browse (by Title, Author or Issue Date):

In this example we choose browse by title:


 Click on the title of the thesis you wish to view:

You will then see details about the thesis, and be given the option to open the full text PDF of the thesis. 

If 'embargo until: [DATE]' is displayed, the PDF will not be available for download until after this date. You will still be able to view the thesis in the library.

As you can see above you can also see statistics on how many people have viewed and downloaded the thesis.

Searching for eTheses in the Leicester Research Archive

Click on the University of Leicester Thesis Collection from the Leicester Research Archive homepage, and then search for your keywords:



You will then be given a list of results and options to view the theses as in the example above.

Searching for Print Theses

Go into the Advanced Search option in the Library Catalogue - choose Thesis under 'type of item' and search for your keywords:




The results will then say whether the thesis is available as an electronic version, or whether it is a print version kept in the locked stack:


To look at a print thesis you will need to place a hold using the library catalogue.

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