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Electronics and Computer Science (ECS): Books, Theses and Dissertations


Theses and Dissertations

Use a database to search for references to theses.  

University of Southampton (UofS) PhD/ MPhil theses

  • the online collection of PhD and MPhil theses are listed and available on the Library's Catalogue. Some theses are available in full-text electronically on ePrints Soton
  • the Library holds print copies of UofS doctoral level theses that are not available electronically;  these are not publicly accessible but are also listed on the Library Catalogue and can be requested for use during Library opening hours only
  • more details about finding theses are available on the Research Services LibGuide

University of Southampton Undergraduate / Masters dissertations

  • a limited number of undergraduate dissertations are held on Blackboard under the Research Project module code
  • for Masters and further examples of undergraduate dissertations students should ask enquire at the Faculty Office or discuss with their supervisor

e-Book Collections

  • IEEE/Wiley Frontlist 
  • MIT Press Ebook Library 
  • Morgan & Claypool Computer & Information Sciences Collection (CIS), Synthesis, Semantic Web and Artificial Intelligence collection

1. Search the Library Catalogue by:-

  • Author / title (Quick keyword search) eg whitney mathematical methods (using the authors family name or surname and one or two words from the title)
  • Keyword or Series search using Morgan & Claypool as the search term  
    •  Limit your search to Search only Electronic books if you are off campus

​​2. Search IEEExplore (Remember: to access library resources you will need to connect to the University’s VPN service called Global Protect. Further information on how to connect to the University’s VPN using Global Protect can be found here.)

  • Select Browse Books
  • Search By Title, By Topic or By Publisher
  • When browsing By Publisher
  • Choose the relevant Publisher ie the UofS have purchased some items from MIT Press; Wiley-IEEE or Morgan & Claypole 
  • Search and download the pdf's as appropriate

Cannot find what you are looking for?

Use Library Search to find books, articles, databases and more. There are some short presentations with search tips for more help.

Hints and Tips

  • The book is not available?  Check the Inter library loan service to see what options are available to you.
  • Suggest a book?  To recommend an online or print book that could be purchased and made available by the library, use Library Search.

Don't forget, the Library's policy is to purchase multi-access ebooks where possible.  This does depend on whether publishers allow institutional access; books available electronically on ebook readers are not usually available to Academic Institutions.