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Adult Education Library Guide: Theses and Dissertations

Guide to UCT Libraries for Adult Education students

How to find a thesis in UCT Libraries

Masters and doctoral theses that have been submitted to UCT are,  for the most part, available electronically via OpenUCT

UCT theses can be found through our catalogue, Aleph, in the same way as books if the author and/or title are known.  Alternatively use a keyword search including the word "thesis".

In general, UCT Libraries does not keep Honours Theses although some specific Branch Libraries may do so, in which case they will appear in our catalogue:  departments often keep their own copies but these are not reflected in the Libraries' catalogue.  

In cases where you need to consult a thesis that has been completed at another university in South Africa, you can request it through Inter-Library Loans.

There are a number of Electronic Theses and Dissertations databases that index theses and provide access to web-based full-text collections in South Africa and worldwide.