In the UK, thesis usually means an unpublished work submitted for a doctoral degree, while a dissertation is a work produced at undergraduate or masters' level. Terminology is different in other countries.
Use the tabs to find more information about theses and dissertations.
Lancaster University Library shows how to find theses in our Library, and explains which theses and dissertations are NOT held here.
Electronic theses explains the rules and procedures about making a copy of your thesis available electronically.
UK Theses and Dissertations tells you about Index to Theses and EThOS
Other countries will help you find theses and dissertations produced in the USA, Canada, Europe and elsewhere.
Theses in Progress provides tips on tracking down doctoral work under way in the UK and elsewhere.
Research Skills Books links to our guide to study and research skills books in our Library.