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Postgraduate Students

This Research Support Library guide provides a general resource on research information and will be updated regularly. The Library Subject Guides provide subject specific information and should be used alongside this guide.

Getting Started

Information Literacy for Master's and PhD Students

Delft University of Technology is part of the Open Education Consortium offering free access to certain content online. This Information Literacy Course offers support that will help you develop an extensive knowledge of the general field of research. Please click on the image below to access Information Literacy for Master's and PhD Students.

Developing Critical Thinking



Critical thinking means not taking what you hear or read at face value, but using your critical faculties to weigh up the evidence, and considering the implications and conclusions of what the writer is saying.

Library Databases

Find e-theses

Many institutions now provide archives of electronic theses and many of these are open access such as:

  • Research@THEA  Research@THEA is an open access repository established in 2017 containing research from all the Institutes of Technology.
  • The British Library EThOS    Contains over 450,000 records relating to theses.
  • DART European E-Theses Portal   Access to over 700,000 open access research theses from 606 universities and 28 European countries.
  • OATD  Open Access Theses and Dissertations from 1100 colleges universities and research institutions
  • PQDT Open   Open access dissertations and theses primarily from the US.

For more information see THESES AND REPOSITORIES

Interlending & Document Supply


The Interlending & Document Supply Service supports staff and students engaged in research and teaching in ITSligo. The service allows us to obtain items on your behalf from other library collections including books and journal articles that are not held in our collection.

Interlending & Document Supply


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