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Find Theses and PhD Dissertations from SDU

Online access to SDU Theses

Since 2017 SDU Library has offered online acces to approven theses from SDU students in a study sorted list.

Some departments / studies have made some overview sites with selected theses, which are also accessible online

Access to printed theses

You can also search for printed theses and master's dissertations from SDU in the Library Catalogue and in Summon, and order them to read; in the monitored reading rooms. You can't loan the printed theses to take home. Some of the them have clauses and therefore you can't access them all.

In the Catalogue

  • Use Advanced Search to search for theses.
  • Limit to "specialer" by Material (at the bottom of the page).
  • Search for the department from which you want the theses. For example, if you type "Department of Political Science" in the field of words or sentences, you will see the theses approved at the SDU Deparyment of Political Science.
  • Click Place Hold at the theses you would like to read. After you log in for the first time, you can order more.
  • You can't search for these theses by topic search, as it is not all the topics that are subject indexed.

In Summon

  • Use Advanced search to search for theses in Summon.
  • Find Content Type and select "Student Thesis".
  • Search at the department from which you want the theses. For example, if you write "Department of Political Science" in the "All fields"-box, you will see the theses approved at the SDU Department of Political Science.
  • When searching for theses in Summon, Summon refers you to the Catalogue, when you tap the individual title. Here you order and log in. If you are looking for theses in Summon, and therefore need to switch between Summon and the Catalogue, you will need to log in every time you want to order a new thesis.
  • You can't search for these theses by topic search, as it is not all the topics that are subject indexed.

PhD Dissertations

PhD dissertations from SDU can be searched via the Danish National Research Database some can be accessed in pdf. Dissertations from the Faculty of Humanities in SDU can also be accessed via Ph.d.-dissertations since 2001 (in Danish only).

Books on writing master theses and dissertations

You can find a lot of literature about writing theses and dissertations. Find and order what you need through the Library Catalogue.

Search for PhD theses at University of Southern Denmark

Ph.d. Theses registrered in PURE

Last Updated 23.07.2021