Resources for preparing your doctoral thesis

Library Services for Research, in collaboration with the UOC Doctoral School, have put this dossier together by selecting useful content that will help you get started on your doctoral thesis. Inside, you will find sources for finding articles, tips on academic writing and support for getting published.

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Where can you find doctoral theses?

Discover some of the national and international repositories and databases specializing in the depository of doctoral theses.

The UOC institutional repository provides open access to digital publications produced by the UOC community.
Cooperative repository containing doctoral theses presented at universities in Catalonia and the rest of Spain.
Tesis doctorales: TESEO
A Spanish Ministry of Education database where you can retrieve doctoral theses written at Spanish universities.
A database containing 5 million doctoral and master’s theses from over 3,000 universities worldwide.
DART-Europe E-theses Portal
A portal providing access to open access research theses from Europe.
NDLTD- Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
International organization dedicated to promote the adoption, dissemination, and preservation of electronic theses.
Open Access Theses and Dissertations (OATD)
A resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world.

How to write a thesis at the UOC?

As an institution, the UOC offers support when it comes to writing your doctoral thesis. Take a look at the following webpages and the documentation that should be considered when writing a doctoral thesis at the UOC:

Information aimed at providing a service to the University’s doctoral degree programmes.
Academic regulations for Doctoral Studies
The aim of these guidelines is to regulate the UOC’s official doctoral studies.
Scientific journals
International and national bibliometric indicators to evaluate scientific journals.
Specialist resources available from the Library
Pre-configured search for resources available from the Library about doctoral theses and academic writing.
Find out what author IDs are and how to create them and keep them up-to-date.
Directrius per a publicar la tesi en obert a l’O2
The Library's research services will publish it in open access, both in the UOC's institutional repository, O2.

How to go about writing a doctoral thesis?

Take a look at the following information resources to learn about creating a doctoral thesis.

Academic resource explaining the different steps and strategies you need to follow when writing a doctoral thesis.
Writing Commons - Nailing the Thesis
A resource on academic writing in open access, reviewed by experts and endorsed by students and professors.
Academic writing (University of Leeds)
This resource presents some general features of academic writing that are relevant across all disciplines.
A free course to help you develop good academic practices in various studies and assessment types.
Redacción Académica (MOOC Miríadax)
This MOOC features academic writing techniques and resources and explains what to expect from dissemination platf
A serial course that provides various guidelines to be considered when writing a doctoral thesis.

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