Here’s an outline of what help is available from the Library and IT Services for those of you working on your thesis.
Searching for theses in your subject area
You can access three large databases of theses through Primo:
Sign in to Primo
Click on the Find Databases tab
From the left-hand menu, click on the arrow next to All General Resources
Select Theses from the options shown
Then click on each database for more information and to link out and search for relevant theses.
For further information and more theses databases, please see this guidance document created by Library staff.
A selection of University of Aberdeen theses are also available in the Digital Collections section of Primo. There are both Research and Taught Course theses covering a range of programmes, but it doesn’t contain all theses and dissertations submitted at the University of Aberdeen. For Research Theses:
Our Toolkit also provides a wealth of information on IT and Academic Skills to assist in organising and managing your time and information. The IT Services Team have also created the Working with Long Documents section, which has plenty of handy videos and guides to help you with creating and manipulating long documents in MS Word.
Library staff will be running live Q&A sessions for PGR studentsnext week on21 & 24 June. Please do come along and our team will be happy to provide guidance and short demonstrations based on your needs. Sign up on the Course Booking site.
Remember we are here to support you throughout your studies, so please do get in touch (email@example.com) if you would like some help.
The IT Services Team have created the Working with Long Documents section on Toolkit, which has plenty of handy videos and guides to help you with creating and manipulating long documents in MS Word.
The IT Services Training and Documentation team are also running sessions on 16 June:
Part 1: Adding Style to Your Thesis, 11am-12pm
Part 2: The Power of Section Breaks, 2pm-3pm
You can sign up on the Course Booking pages. Even if the session is full, it is worth getting on the waiting list as you may still be able to attend.
Best of luck to all those of you working on your thesis!
For anyone planning to get their dissertations bound next week, the Print Shop in The Sir Duncan Rice Library will be open on May Bank Holiday Monday (06 May) from 10:30am-4:30pm (with usual 8:30-4:30 hours for the rest of the working week).