Autumn Dissertation and Thesis Festival: 30 October – 10 November 2023

Discover the help and resources available from the Library to support your dissertation or thesis. This autumn’s festival will be a mix of in person and online events, including sessions on

  • How to use the Library for your dissertation
  • Using the National Library of Scotland for your dissertation or thesis, and
  • What is a systematic review dissertation like?

For more information take a look at the full programme of events.


Finding full text theses and dissertations

The Library offers access to a wide range of online dissertations and theses via the Theses Databases webpage which you can access via
Our theses databases include ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Full Text online. This resource contains millions of searchable citations to dissertations and theses from around the world from 1861 to the present day, together with over a million full text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. Around 70,000 new dissertations and theses are added annually. It is available on and off campus using your EASE log-in.
The Theses Databases webpage mentioned above also gives guidance about how to submit a thesis, how to find theses by University of Edinburgh students and what the Edinburgh Research Archive (ERA) is.
More help can be found at the Scholarly Communications webpage: