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ANU Digital Theses

Welcome to the ANU Digital Theses Collection. Here you can deposit your thesis, find information about digital theses and search for ANU and Australian theses.

ANU Digital Theses Collection

The University maintains a collection of open access versions of some ANU theses. University candidates and graduates can make their PhD, MPhil and Doctorate by Research theses open access by depositing their successful theses through these pages.

Honours theses, Masters sub-theses and non ANU theses are held in the Open Access Research collection. Please submit these here.

Depositing a thesis

You can deposit your PhD, MPhil or Doctorate by Research thesis into the ANU Digital Theses Collection if it was completed at ANU and has been passed by the University.

Deposit your thesis

You will need to convert your thesis to several PDF (Portable Document Format) files before you complete the deposit form. The form incorporates the uploading of the PDF files to the local server. You will need to name your files in a specific way - see instructions (PDF, 184KB).

Adobe Acrobat software licenses are currently available at the Digital Media Suite on Level 2 of the Chifley Library (InfoPlace).

What happened to the Australasian Digital Theses (ADT) program?

After 10 successful years, the ADT has closed. The program was innovative at its inception but now, in 2010, all Australian universities have their own digital collections. These are harvested into Trove database in the National Library, meaning there is no longer a need for the ADT.

ANU theses have been moved into the ANU Digital Theses Collection and can be accessed there. No information has been lost as a consequence of the closing of the ADT.

Help with preparing your thesis

The University offers students and staff a range of support and training opportunities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre presents courses and online material on many areas including academic writing. Courses on how to use your word processor effectively to merge files and form a complete thesis can be taken through the Graduate Information Literacy Program.


Anne Lahey
Manager, Digital Scholarly Communication
Phone: (02) 6125 9729

Director, Scholarly Information Services / University Librarian

General Enquiries

Updated:  12 September 2013 / Responsible Officer:  Director, Scholarly Information Services / Page Contact:  Manager Scholarly Communications