Access to Theses and Dissertations

Working on your thesis? Visit the Directory of Open Access Repositories (DOAR) at or just google for DOAR. OpenDOAR is an authoritative Directory of Open Access (OA) Repositories. An Institutional Open Access Repository is an online locus for collecting, preserving and disseminating the intellectual output of an institution in digital form. Many academic and research institutions have created OA repositories to capture, promote, preserve and make accessible all their intellectual assets. Theses and dissertations form a considerable percentage of these repositories. The OpenDoar is therefore a recommended site when working on your thesis. The site can help identify researchable areas and in building your literature review. To know what theses have been done in a given area, just key in your search terms and add the word thesis. You can refine your search further by adding the words Phd/Msc thesis depending on the level you are interested in.

Visit or JKUAT Institutional Repository available under quick links on the JKUAT Library website, to see the JKUAT Institutional Repository (IR) that is in the process of being populated. You can view the content in your department, Institute or school by selecting from the list of communities in the IR then browsing by Title.

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