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Many of the theses, dissertations, and final year projects written by the students of the Department of Computing and Communication Technologies and the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences are kept in the store room of Wheatley Library. We only keep those theses, dissertations, and projects that are awarded at least 60%. We store these theses, dissertations, and projects as they may be of interest to you, be relevant to an assignment you are working on, or give you an idea of how to structure and present your own thesis, dissertation, or project.
You may request up to four
dissertations, theses, or projects at a time, and they will be issued to you for a period of 4 hours only. No
dissertation, thesis, or project may be taken out of the Library.
1. Go to the Library catalogue and type in one or more words that describe what you are looking for (e.g. cloud computing) and click Search. This will give you a list of all the resources on the Library catalogue that match your keywords, including books, journals, and dissertations. To see only the dissertations, theses, and projects that match your keywords click the Dissertations and Theses Catalogue filter on the left hand side under the Refine Your Search heading. Use the Sorted by drop-down box to arrange your results by relevance, published date, title, or main author.
Finally, you can see all the dissertations, theses, and projects written for a particular subject, with the most recently written at the top, by clicking the links below:
2. If you would like to read a dissertation, thesis, or project then make a note of its shelfmark (e.g. C123, M16, E96) and take it to the Library counter. Dissertations, theses, and projects are issued to you for four hours, are only for use within the Library, and you may have up to four issued to you at a time.
At the Library catalogue click More search options for the ability to search for dissertations by keyword, course, author, supervisor, and module number:
I would like to see what dissertations, theses, and projects have been written on racing cars. I go to the
Library catalogue and type rac* car* (rac* will find race and
racing and car* will find car and cars) into the search box and click Search.
The results that appear include books and journals so I click the filter on the left called
Dissertations and Thesis Catalogue. The results now only include dissertations and thesis that
match my rac* car* search.
I am most interested in the dissertations written recently so I click on the Sorted by drop-down
box (top right of the screen), select Published Date (most recent first), and click Sort.
I look through the list and find two dissertations that look interesting. I write down their
shelfmarks and take them to the Library counter. The Library staff at the counter get the two
theses for me and I can now read them in the Library for the next four hours.
There is a PDF version of these instructions that you can download or print from https://radar.brookes.ac.uk/radar/file/99425707-18c5-4da3-8c3a-a9cb07ee3696/1/MEMS%20CCT%20Finding%20Dissertations%20at%20Wheatley%20%28DC%29.pdf