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Finding Wits theses & dissertations
Wits Theses & Dissertations may be found by searching the University catalogue (eWits). From 2006, theses and dissertations are also available in electronic format and may also be found by searching WIReDSpace. There is a link below.
To use the catalogue to find a thesis, just look it up as if you were looking for a book. (e.g. look using a Medical subject heading) Then , when you have some results on the screen, open "Limit/sort search", and choose the material type "Theses". Submit and the results will exclude all books and journals, and you will retrieve only theses.
If you are looking for a print thesis to get an idea of how these are put together, look up the shelf number (eg WB 105 for Emergency Medicine) and browse the these shelves in the library.
Electronic theses & dissertations (ETD)
Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) is one of the communities in the University's WIReDSpace (Wits Institution Respository on DSpace). This is a digital service that collects, preserves and distributes digital material.
Lancet articles on waste in research
Finding theses & dissertations in Africa
Current & Completed Research
An index of South African research projects covering the social sciences, humanities, economic and management sciences. It includes master s and doctoral theses of South African universities, as well as information on research projects from non-governmental organisations, private sector and government departments.
NRF (National Research Foundation) hosts NEXUS for current and completed research and other databases. Please contact Thuli Dhlamini on x71954 for the password.
Theses and Dissertations at South African universities
Finding international theses & dissertations
Please note that you may not always be able to open the full text of the thesis you find. Post-graduate students and staff can ask for help from Interlibrary loans (011 717 2350 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is rather clumsy as you will find a huge amount of non-thesis material. If you include the word "thesis" in your search you will retrieve fewer hits.
Grey literature fron Europe, which includes theses
World Cat Dissertations
All dissertations, theses and published material based on theses cataloged by OCLC members, including all subjects.