Locating Theses

As a research student, locating theses in your subject area is useful for many reasons:

  • To ensure your research topic is original.
  • Their extensive reference lists are an invaluable resource.
  • Examine research methodologies in your field.
  • Gain an awareness of the look and feel of theses in your discipline.


Details of all research theses (Masters by Research or above) produced by students at Western Sydney University are available via ResearchDirect. Online access to the full text is provided where permission to publish has been granted by the author.

In ResearchDirect, use the search box to enter keywords from a subject, a title or author’s name.

  • To limit results to theses, click ‘thesis’ in the ‘Publication Type’ facet on the left.
  • You can further limit by Date or Subject if required.


Western Sydney University theses are also available through the National Library of Australia's Trove website, along with other Australian and international theses held in Australian libraries. These records link to the full-text of theses held in Australian university repositories. For additional help on finding Australian theses on the Trove website, click here.


There are many sources for finding international theses, such as:

Postgraduates and staff can request to purchase theses where full-text access is not available.

For further assistance please contact your School Librarian.