Local University IRs

Many Universities have what is called an institutional repository which collects the institution’s research output including theses. Your Library staff will be able to assist you in searching your institutional repository and will provide guidelines on how to submit your thesis to the repository. The submission of a digital thesis in now mandatory in many universities to foster world-wide exposure to these valuable pieces of research.


OpenAIR@RGU – Robert Gordon University (Scotland)

ORA – Oxford University (United Kingdom)

Duquesne Electronic Theses and Dissertations – Duquesne University (United States)

ETDs@Harvard – Harvard University (United States)

espace@Curtin – Curtin University (Australia)

QUT ePrints – Queensland University of Technology (Australia)


You can search for Nursing theses by using the search interface available on your institutional repository. This will allow you to refine your search by topic and also by format type ‘theses’.

Lists of institutional repositories are also available for various countries such as

Australian Open Access Support Group – Australian OA repositories

SHERPA UK Repositories and service providers – United Kingdom repositories

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