Tip: Limit your SOLO search to items in the Alexander Library, by changing the drop-down option 'Search Everything' to 'Alexander Library'
A number of recent theses and dissertations prepared at Oxford are available to download from the Oxford Research Archive (ORA). The British Library provides access to UK theses through it's EThOS service. Already digitised UK theses can be downloaded freely as PDF files. Requests can be made to digitise older theses. The British Library no longer provides theses on microfilm.
Search for Oxford DPhil theses on SOLO by entering "thesis oxford" plus any keywords.
The majority of theses produced by the Edward Grey Institute are deposited in the Alexander Library. In addition the Library holds theses from many other institutions relevant to ornithology. To limit a SOLO search to the Alexander Library, change the drop-down option 'Search Everything' to 'Alexander Library'.
Oxford theses not held in the Alexander Library may be available in the Radcliffe Science Library (RSL). All theses are for reference only.
Science DPhil theses are held offsite and can be requested for consultation in the RSL.
More recent theses will also be available online via the Oxford Research Archive (ORA).
For more information, including searching for non-Oxford theses, see the Guide to finding theses and dissertations.
For ornithology subject enquiries please contact Sophie Wilcox:
For other subject enquiries and for general information about Oxford's science libraries please check the Science Libraries LibGuide.