Registration with ETh OS is not required to search for a thesis but is necessary to download or order one unless it is stored in the university repository rather than the British Library (in which case a link to the repository will be displayed).
Many theses are available without charge on an Open Access basis but in all other cases, if you are requesting a thesis that has not yet been digitised you will be asked to meet the cost.
Copies of theses may be provided to researchers in accordance with the law and in a manner that is common across UK libraries.
The law allows us to provide whole copies of unpublished theses to individuals as long as they sign a declaration saying that it is for non-commercial research or private study. You can do this by depositing it in Apollo the University's institutional repository. theses submitted at over 100 UK universities are obtainable from ETh OS, a service set up to provide access to all theses from participating institutions.
About 200 theses are added annually through requests to make theses Open Access or via requests to digitize a thesis in printed format. Guidance on searching for theses in i Discover can be found here.
Requests for consultation of printed theses, not available online, should be made at the Manuscripts Reading Room (Email: [email protected]: 44 (0)1223 333143).If you do want to consult the printed version, when you have identified the thesis or theses that you would like to read, please write down the author and title.These copies are available for reference in the Special Collections and post-graduate reading room, on request, Monday - Friday 9.15 - 17.00, or from the Library Enquiry desk or Helpdesk in the evenings and at weekends.In this case, there may be a charge to cover the scan process and you will need to wait several weeks for the thesis to be copied.This icon indicates that the thesis is under an embargo or access is restricted in another way.Please note that University of London theses were held at Senate House Library until 2010, but were then transferred back to the home institution so there are no print copies of Goldsmiths theses held at Senate House Library.Digital copies of many Goldsmiths Ph D (doctoral) theses are available from two sources: Theses completed on or after 1 June 2010 are collected in Goldsmiths Research Online (GRO) and also made available from in the British Library's ETh OS service, when this is possible.Information can also usually be found on the library web pages of the relevant institution.The DART Europe etheses portal lists several thousand full-text theses from a group of European universities.You can see more details about the subject of the thesis by looking at the 'FULL' record, click on the number in the column to the left of the author's name in the list of results.Many Goldsmiths theses are available digitally, along with theses from other UK universities, and can be read online, from anywhere, you may find this the most convenient way to access them.