Leeds University Library

1,000th ethesis goes live

Published Wednesday 22 February 2012

side view of a row of theses

We have now published 1,000 University of Leeds theses online.

The milestone work, Action identification in chronic pain: how do people construct meaning in action?, was written by Helen Robinson from the Academic Unit of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, and is available at White Rose eTheses Online (WREO): http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/1903/

WREO holds doctoral theses awarded by the White Rose universities (Leeds, Sheffield and York). Some are new "born-digital" theses, deposited by their authors; others are older theses digitised from print by the British Library's Electronic Theses Online Service (EThOS), or by the Leeds Digital Library digitisation studio.

Putting a thesis online makes an enormous difference to its visibility. All theses in WREO can be found through general web-search engines and are indexed in specialist ethesis services such as EThOS and the Europe-wide DEEP database, a rapidly growing, freely available service offering almost 300,000 full-text research theses from over 400 universities across Europe.

If you're an alumnus and you want to add your doctoral theses to the collection, you are welcome to register with WREO and upload your work. If a thesis contains copyrighted material, seek permission from the relevant rights holders before making the thesis available.

Further information and advice is available from the WREO website.