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Literature in African Languages: Dissertations & theses

Finding UKZN theses

ResearchSpace is the online repository of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. It houses the full text of all new theses produced by the university's students and staff. In addition,  the library is at present involved in a project to digitise all past theses from the university, so many of these are also available full text .

You can go directly to ResearchSpace to search theses by author, title or subject.

Not all theses are yet digitised, this is an ongoing project.

If accessing ResearchSpace from off campus, it is preferable to do so via Firefox.



Searching for electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) in the UKZN icatalogue

1. Once at WorldCat Local, choose iCatalogue and run a search. When you get a results list, choose the theses option under format from the left hand column of the screen

2. Once at WorldCat Local, choose the iDiscovery option and scroll down to the theses option

   Type in subject, author, title, keywords etc in the relevant search boxes

   UKZN theses are listed first in the results.

Databases for theses

The following links will direct you to databases of theses / dissertations. In most cases they are not available full text.  If found in South Africa, they are sometimes available via interlibrary loans.

Subject Guide

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Jabulile Sibisi - Mshengu
Cecil Renaud Library, Pietermaritzburg

Links to other repositories

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