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.
D theses from a select number of participating universities.
At present over 100 universities have contributed approximately 250,000 theses.
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.
A vast quantity of significant research is held within the thousands of theses stored by university libraries in the UK.
With the launch of The Electronic Theses Online System (ETh OS) all this has changed.
This major UK Project, funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), is working to make this important strand of the research literature available electronically online.
ETh OS will digitise paper theses on request by a researcher and will then make the thesis available online for other researchers.