Please note that, although theses submitted at Cambridge or Oxford are listed on ETh OS, they are not available for download.
The institutional archive for London School of Economics and Political Science's Ph. It contains full text versions of theses accepted for the qualification of Doctorate at LSE. From 2011-12 all successful LSE Ph D candidates will be required to submit an electronic version of their thesis to LSE Theses Online.
If you request a thesis that has already been digitised you will be able to download it free of charge ...
if it hasn't been digitised, you will be asked to meet the cost.
The major advantage of making your thesis available online is that it will be accessible worldwide to anyone with an interest in your area of research.
Wider availability of research material such as theses is supported by UK universities and funding bodies, and ETh OS will be an important step towards achieving this goal.Visibility will be further improved with plans to open up the metadata held in ETh OS for use by discovery services.Statistics for St Andrews e-theses show the 'long tail' effect, with usage reported on e-theses dating back to the 1950s, eg Augier, F. Crown colony government in Jamaica (4 downloads in 2011). The Earls of Orkney-Caithness and their relations with Norway and Scotland, 1158-1470 (8 downloads) Boardman, S. 1989 Politics and the feud in late mediaeval Scotland (4 downloads) Also available from [email protected] Andrews: Full Text Usage data also reflects specific projects such as Digital Islam which brought over 900 Islamic Studies theses to ETh OS. Conflict of law and the Methodology of Tarjih: A study in Islamic legal theory (20 downloads) O'Sullivan, S. Early Umayyad Syria: A study of its origins and early development (10 downloads) St Andrews is an Open Access sponsor of ETh OS, showing our financial support and commitment to the service.It is interesting to see the subject coverage, with the majority becoming available due to researcher requests. The Triumph of God in Christ: Divine Warfare in the Argument of Ephesians (18 downloads) Hall, B. You can narrow your search to find the 47 Digi-Islam theses from St Andrews, for example Bakar, M. Divinity and Scottish History are well represented, for example: Gombis, T. D theses from a select number of participating universities.At present over 100 universities have contributed approximately 250,000 theses.At the end of 2011 there were 642 records of St Andrews e-theses in ETh OS, of which 349 have full text available for immediate download.ETh OS provides an excellent showcase for our research and great visibility for our researchers, with 50,000 users registered with the service.ETh OS is a national initiative covering theses from institutions throughout the UK.The central system will be housed at the British Library and it will be the first point of call for anyone seeking to access a UK thesis.