Monday, August 13, 2012

EThOS – Electronic Thesis Online Service


What a fantastic research resource I wish I’d found it earlier…….

EThOS is the Electronic Theses Online System which allows individuals to find, access and archive e-theses that are produced in UK Higher Education institutions. For this purpose a UK database of theses is being established at a ‘Central Hub’ at the British Library. The aim is to offer a 'single point of access' where researchers the world over can access ALL theses produced by UK Higher Education. This is a list of the participating institutions (http://ethos.bl.uk/HEIList.do)

Below is a sample of Great War related thesis available for immediate ‘free’ download, all you have to do is to create and account here (http://ethos.bl.uk/Home.do).

The operational role of British corps command on the Western Front, 1914-18.
http://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?did=26&uin=uk.bl.ethos.367588
The expansion of the Indian army during the Great War.
http://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?did=4&uin=uk.bl.ethos.281839
The Great War and Australian memory : a study of myth, remembering and oral history.
http://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?did=5&uin=uk.bl.ethos.292571
'Have you forgotten yet?' : shell shock, trauma and the memory of the Great War in Britain, 1914-1930
http://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?did=14&uin=uk.bl.ethos.418223
A war remembered : commemmoration, battlefield tourism and British collective memory of the Great War
http://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?did=15&uin=uk.bl.ethos.418402
British casualties on the Western Front 1914-1918 and their influence on the military conduct of the Second World War
http://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?did=19&uin=uk.bl.ethos.315837
'Swords trembling in their scabbards' : a study of Indian officers in the Indian Cavalry, 1858 – 1918
http://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?did=26&uin=uk.bl.ethos.439393
Robert Graves and Siegfried Sassoon : from early poetry to autobiography
http://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?did=36&uin=uk.bl.ethos.541108
British Cavalry on the Western Front 1916-1918
http://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?did=1&uin=uk.bl.ethos.488016
The British Expeditionary Force and the battle of Loos
http://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?did=2&uin=uk.bl.ethos.424111
The British Infantry Officer on the Western Front,in the First World War : with special reference to the Royal Warwickshire Regiment
http://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?did=1&uin=uk.bl.ethos.515165
British generalship on the Western Front in the First World War, 1914-1918
http://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?did=5&uin=uk.bl.ethos.275639
The theory and practice of tank co-operation with other arms on the western front during the First World War
http://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?did=9&uin=uk.bl.ethos.433696
The 46th (North Midland) Division T.F. on the Western Front, 1915-1918
http://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?did=10&uin=uk.bl.ethos.435414
The evolution of the British Army's logistical and administrative infrastructure and its influence on GHQ's operational and strategic decision-making on the Western Front, 1914-1918.
http://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?did=13&uin=uk.bl.ethos.321769