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PhDs online and past MA/MPhil dissertations available in BLDS

Online link to past PhDs and a list of available Masters' and MPhil dissertations held by BLDS

Photo by Yu Morita: 'Books of my livelihood'
Photo by Yu Morita: 'Books of my livelihood'
We know that past IDS dissertations are a popular resource for current students in particular, so we have attached a list of the Masters’ and Mphil dissertations that BLDS holds in full-text  which you are welcome to consult in the library.

The full list can be downloaded here: idsmadissertationscompletemasterlist-updated-050615.doc
If you have any questions, please e-mail blds@ids.ac.uk, or go and talk to staff in BLDS.


You may also like to know about the OpenDocs PhD Theses collection which hosts abstracts of 62 PhDs from 2011.  Full text is available through the link under each abstract to the UoS Sussex Research Online library.

Digitization of Masters and MPhil dissertations could be done and may be helpful to other IDS students.  This would require
1. The author and copyright holder to give permission for digitization and sharing to take place
2. Funding for the digitization process - Digitisation from print, such as the digitisation of BLDS’ Southern research, allows for data-mining. Software has been designed to search through internet texts whereas some forms of placing information online do not allow for this ‘look within the text’. This provides searches for keywords within a text which is a higher quality than a standard scan or pdf, it also allows Google and others to give higher visibility to material in a subject area

We would be interested to know if Alumni would be willing to cover the cost of digitising their own theses for others to use and reference in future - please let us have your thoughts below!

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