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Theses Guide: Finding CDU Theses

Why Theses

At the start of their research project, research students will find it useful to look at completed theses. Amongst other things, it will help them discover:

  • what has already been written on their research topic
  • refine a research topic
  • identify gaps
  • and see how theses are laid out and also what research methodologies are used.

Special Collection

Some CDU theses may only be available from the Theses Collection, which is a closed collection housed within the Library's Special Collection.

If you wish to view a thesis from this Collection, please submit a request by completing the online form.  You will need to allow 24 hours for retrieval during weekdays and a little longer at weekends. When ready, the thesis can be picked up from the Service Desk.



CDU Theses

CDU Theses

The CDU Theses Collection consists of scholarly works deemed to satisfy the award requirements of a CDU degree by research. The library holds a print or electronic copy of:

  • All PhD theses
  • All Masters (Research) theses
  • Selected coursework Masters and
  • Selected Honours theses.

To find particular CDU Theses, you can carry out a Library Search search for a topic and "Charles Darwin University" and thesis

For example, climate change "Charles Darwin University" thesis

Search CDU Research Webportal

CDU HDR theses have now been migrated to CDU Research Webportal from CDU eSpace, and are now accessible full text from here:

Search CDU eSpace

In the interim, coursework theses are still accessible full text from CDU eSpace.

You can search eSpace by name of author or topic from below:


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 +61 4 8885 0811 (text only) 


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