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Library & Information Science Library Guide: Theses and Dissertations

A guide to the resources in UCT Libraries

How to find a thesis in UCT Libraries

Masters and doctoral theses that have been submitted to UCT and  are available electronically via OpenUCT or PRIMO.     

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.  

To locate a particular thesis, search PRIMO, using either the author's name or the title of the thesis.

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.