Category Archives: theses

Digital thesis pilot at the Department of Chemistry


For the academic year 2016/17 the University is piloting electronic thesis submission with several departments, including Chemistry.

If you are submitting a thesis in the academic year 2016/17, you are requested to submit an electronic thesis to Apollo alongside the print copy you need to submit to the Student Registry.

The University repository, Apollo has recently been upgraded and is now able to accept all thesis types. There is an online form for theses to make the deposit process simple and fast.

Find out more at:

DiVA portal

Of potential interest to chemists in related subjects.


A new link to freely accessible research material has been added to the ebook collections tab on the ebooks@cambridge webpages.

Be sure to check the box next to ‘Only documents with full text in DiVA’ before searching.

DiVA portalThe DiVA portal is a finding tool for research publications and student theses written at 36 universities and research institutions. DiVA – Academic Archive Online, is a publishing system for research and student theses and a digital archive for long-term preservation of publications.

There are 183,049 full text documents in DiVA. There are 79,669 entries in English with others being in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Spanish, German, French and Finnish. Subjects covered include humanites, social sciences, engineering, and business administration.

The universities and institutes repositories that can be searched via DiVA are:

Blekinge Institut of Technology

Dalarna University

Ersta Sköndal University College

Swedish National Defence College

The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences

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#ShareMyThesis competition – enter for a chance to win a 15 inch MacBook Pro

mortarboardAre you currently studying for or have you completed a PhD degree? Do you want to tell the world why it’s important? The #ShareMyThesis competition challenges PhD students past and present to summarise on Twitter why their PhD research is important in 140 characters or less. The competition is open to entries from all subject areas. Find out more and to how to enter visit: The closing date is 9th February 2015 at 10:00. Good luck!

EThOS (Electronic Theses Online Service) video now available

The British Library has created a short video about using theses in research with EThOS with researchers from the universities of Glasgow, Plymouth and Manchester talking about how they have used it.

EThOS is a free research tool which gives access to the best of the UK’s doctoral research.

Search over 350,000 theses covering every subject area, and download over 100,000 straight away.

You can:

  • Search and read theses on your topic;
  • Find examples of how to structure and approach your thesis;
  • Research the work of specific institutions or academics.

Watch the video:

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