The purple research dissertations…

 …if you’ve been wondering where these have gone – they have be taken off site for digitisation. The digitised versions will gradually be available via Library Search. Currently Library Search is showing these as checked out for digitisation.
How can I access them?
If you would like to view one of these bound theses, then we can fast track digitisation for you. Please contact the Helpdesk at either Adsetts or Collegiate Library or email Many of our doctoral theses are already available electronically from SHURA. The undergraduate dissertations are now in Adsetts, Level 1 and Collegiate, ground floor.
What’s happening to the theses?
The library has embarked on a project to retrospectively digitise the University’s bound theses. These distinct, purple-bound volumes have now been packed up and shipped off to be scanned and made available as searchable PDFs. This will not only help to increase the reach and impact of our theses, it will also save valuable library space that can be made available for student work areas.
Once digitised, theses will be available electronically in full text from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, the British Library’s EThOS service, the SHU Library Gateway and our institutional repository SHURA. Theses will also be discoverable via search engines such as Google. Our partner in this project, ProQuest, will index digitised theses in 30 leading subject databases in a wide variety of disciplines, further enhancing discoverability.
If you have any questions about the availability of specific theses or any other aspect of the project then please contact the Library Research Support team: