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Find Theses and Dissertations: New Zealand

Find theses and dissertations completed by AUT students, students from NZ universities and universities worldwide.

Find New Zealand theses/dissertations using

Find New Zealand theses/dissertations in NZ National Union Catalogue

Te Puna - New Zealand National Union Catalogue on WorldCat

Te Puna contains details of items held in libraries throughout New Zealand (university, polytechnic, public, government departments, etc). Useful for identifying print and/or digital theses and dissertations. Some overseas theses/dissertations also included.
To find theses/dissertations:

  • Use Advanced Search
  • Use ? or * to truncate words, e.g. sustain? finds sustain, sustainability, etc

  • Use quotation marks to search for an exact phrase, e.g. "Corporate responsibility"

  • You may include thesis OR dissertation as keywords in your topic search

  • You can refine search results by select Thesis/dissertation in the Format column on the search result screen:


NZ university library catalogues/library Search websites

To search for theses/dissertations from an individual university, try the online library catalogue or institutional research repository using these links:

Pacific theses in NZ

Find this 3-volume index in the Library at each campus:
Bibliographic index of Pacific theses in New Zealand
Call number 015.93075 BIB

Education theses

New Zealand Educational Theses Database

Lists over 9000 doctoral, masters and diploma theses on education topics about New Zealand and by New Zealanders, from NZ universities as well as a wide range of overseas tertiary institutions. It has been developed by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research library, as part of the Ministry of Education’s Iterative Best Evidence Synthesis (BES) programme

Not available online? Request an Interlibrary loan

If the thesis/dissertation you require is not available online, you may be able to access a print or microfilm copy by placing an interlibrary loan request.  

Requests for NZ items are generally straightforward. The item will usually be provided for your use in the AUT Library only.

Requests for overseas items can involve significant expense so each request is negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

For help with interlibrary loan requests, contact the Interlibrary Loans team by email or phone (09) 921 9999 ext 8662.