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The University of Hong Kong Libraries Finding Dissertations I

Theses at HKU (A)

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Exercise 1: Search Dragon

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Theses at other local universities (A)

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Where to find?

Where to find?

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Exercise 2: Search Dissertation & Theses Collection (DTC)

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Theses Worldwide (A)

Where to find?

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(B)

Search Sample

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Exercise 3: Search ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I

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Exercise 4: Is this thesis available in HKUL?

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Exercise 5: How to get a copy?

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Other Theses Databases (I) Digital Dissertation Consortium

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(II) British Library Ethos

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(III) Chinese Theses Databases

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Theses at ...

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HKU Where to find?

Database:

Dragon

Description:

Search for over 21,000 titles of theses and dissertations submitted for higher degrees to the University of Hong Kong since 1941, as well as other overseas theses procured at HKUL.

Access:

Dragon at http://library.hku.hk > Keyword and Phrase Search

Example:

E-theses about industrial relations from 2001 to 2012

Enter Keyword To limit to HKU theses, enter “University of

Hong Kong”

Limit Year : 2001

- 2012

Limit Material Type:

E-Thesis

Click Submit

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Theses at ...

HKU

Exercise 1: Search Dragon 1

Topic: Conservation of heritage buildings

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Brainstorm for Related Terms Concept 1:

Concept 2:

Conservation _____________________

Heritage buildings ___________________

Related Terms

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Devise Search Statement

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Evaluate Results Based on the record, indicate the relevance of the thesis for your topic:

Relevant?

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Yes

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Theses at

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Other local universities

Where to find?

Database Title:

Dissertations and Theses Collection (DTC)

Description:

An online union collection of Hong Kong & Macau postgraduate theses in 8 universities.

Access:

http://www.hkbu.edu.hk/lib/electronic/libdbs/dol.html or, Libraries Homepage at http://lib.hku.hk > Electronic Resources > Browse by Format > E-Theses Collection > Dissertations and theses collections

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Theses at

Other local universities

Exercise 2: Search Dissertation & Theses Collection (DTC) 1

Topic

2

Devise your search statement

_____________________________________

Concept 1

Concept 2

Related Terms

Search statement :

3

_____________________________________

Analyze results Institution

No. of theses

Full text available online?

Chinese University of HK (CUHK) City University of HK (CityU) HK Baptist University (HKBU) HK Polytechnic University (PolyU) HK University of Science & Technology (HKUST) Lingnan University (LU) University of HK (HKU) University of Macau (UM)

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Get Full Text What if the full text is not available online? Which HKUL service will be able to help you? (A)

Book recommendation online

(B)

HKALL

(C)

JULAC Card

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Theses

A Access:

Worldwide

Where to find?

Libraries Homepage at http://lib.hku.hk > Electronic Resources > Browse by Format > E-Theses Collection

Prominent databases: British Library EThos Digital dissertation consortium Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) Proquest Digital Dissertations > Proquest Dissertations & Theses A&I

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Theses

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Worldwide

Search Sample

Topic: Theses about E-commerce security

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Select database

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Devise Related Terms and Search Statement

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I

Related Terms

Concept 1 E-commerce

Concept 2 Security

E-commerce Internet commerce Online commerce

Security Safety

Search Statement: (e-commerce OR “Internet commerce” OR “online commerce”) AND (safety OR security)

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Search ProQuest

Advanced search to maximize search features

Select Field

Enter search

statement

Limit search

options

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Theses

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Modify the search

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Evaluate the results

Worldwide

Citation/Abstract: Available for most theses records.

Preview: Free preview of the first

Order a copy:

24 pages for theses produced after 1997.

Online ordering is available but out of your own pocket.

6 Locate the theses

Check HKUL holdings through Find It@HKUL > Match title in Dragon

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Theses

Worldwide

Exercise 3: Search ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I 1

Topic:

2

Devise search statement

Gender studies in Hong Kong (Limit the results to theses produced in 2000)

Related Terms

A.

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Search Statement

Concept 1: Gender studies

Concept 2: Hong Kong

Women’s movement

Hong Kong

gender studies ___ women’s movement ___ Hong Kong

Search Proquest

B. Enter your search

C. Specify date as 2000

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Evaluate the results Below is one of the theses retrieved. Is this relevant to our topic?

According to the abstract, the variation in degree of success of the women's movement is analyzed through examination of four historical cases that include:

Click on Preview. In Chapter 7, Section III, the author compared Hong Kong to another “British colony”, which is ___________________________

(a) the abolition of the mui tsai system (b) the abolition of concubinage (c) the campaign for female inheritance rights in the New Territories, and (d) __________________________________ The University of Hong Kong Libraries

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Theses

Worldwide

Locate the thesis (a)

(b)

Is this thesis available in HKUL? (Hint: Click on Find a copy > HKUL to check HKUL holdings) If available, is it available in print or electronic format? ď Ż

Print Format Location: Call number:

ď Ż

Electronic Format Name of the database:

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Exercise 4: Is this thesis available in HKUL?

1.

Is this thesis available in HKUL? (Hint: Click on Find a copy > HKUL to check HKUL holdings in Dragon.)  Yes

2.

No

If no, is it held in another local library? (Hint: Click on the HKALL button.)       

The Chinese University of Hong Kong City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong Baptist University Hong Kong Institute of Education The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Lingnan University

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Theses

Worldwide

Exercise 5: How to get a copy?

1.

Is this thesis available in HKUL?

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No

If no, is it held in another local library?

 3.

Yes

Yes

No

If this title is neither available in HKUL nor in any local library, how can I

get a copy of this thesis?

 Order a copy online  Place an interlibrary loan request (HKUL Homepage > e-Forms > ILLIAD)

What have you

learnt?

Click

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Theses

Worldwide

Other Theses Databases

Digital Dissertation Consortium Description:

theses. Access:

subset of ProQuest It contains over 169,000 dissertations in full text.

Digital dissertation consortium is a

dissertations and

Libraries Homepage at http://lib.hku.hk > Electronic Resources > Browse by Format > E-Theses Collection > Digital dissertation consortium

Complete the

search template

Click on PDF to retrieve the full text

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III (II)

Theses

Worldwide

British Library EThos Description:

Ethos: Electronic Theses Online Service is the British Library site providing full-text access to over 250,000 UK University theses.

Access:

http://ethos.bl.uk/Home.do or, Libraries Homepage at http://lib.hku.hk > Electronic Resources > Browse by Format > E-Theses Collection > British Library EThos

Note:

User must register and accept the provider’s terms and conditions before theses can be downloaded. Some of the theses may not be available for immediate download and some need to order.

1.

Search (A)

Basic Search

(a) Complete the search template

(b) To retrieve full text theses, tick this checkbox (B)

Advanced Search (a) Complete the search template

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Theses

Worldwide

Login (a) Click on your desired record

(b)

Login to download full text. (Note: First-time users need to register.)

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Theses

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Get Full Text (a) Click on Choose Pricing / Delivery

(b) Select the delivery option, e.g. Download. And then, click on Add to Basket button

(c) In the shopping basket, check if everything is in order. If so, click on the Confirm

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(d) In the Order Confirmation, read the copyright statement. If you agree with the statement, tick the checkbox to agree and then click on the Create Order button.

(e) Click on the Download button

(f) Tick the checkbox against the selected title and then click on the

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Download button.

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III (III)

Provides full text access to over 180,000 doctoral theses from 404 China academic institutions from 1984 onwards.

中國優秀碩士學位論文全文數據庫 China Masters’ Theses Full-text Database Description:

3.

Libraries Homepage at http://lib.hku.hk > Electronic Resources > Browse by Format > E-Theses Collection

中國博士學位論文全文數據庫 China Doctoral Dissertations Full-text Database Description:

2.

Worldwide

Chinese Theses Databases Access:

1.

Theses

Provides full text access to over 1,500,000 master theses from 621 China academic institutions from 1999 onwards.

臺灣博碩士論文知識加值系統 National Digital Library of Theses and Dissertation in Taiwan Description:

Access to over 780,000 dissertations published in Taiwan since 1956, all with abstracts in both Chinese and English. Some titles with full text access.

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Summary Match the two columns.

Type of Material

Theses Database

HKU Theses

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A.

Digital Dissertation Consortium

Overseas Theses (Index & abstract only)

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B.

Dragon

Full text theses from ProQuest

3. 

C.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses

Theses in UK

4. 

D.

China Doctoral Dissertations Full-text Database and China Masters’ Theses Full-text Database

Theses in China

5. 

E.

Dissertations and Theses Collection (DTC)

Theses in Taiwan

6. 

F.

British Library Ethos

Theses in local academic libraries

7. 

G.

National Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations in Taiwan

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