Ask us at the Library

08 8946 7016

+61 4 8885 0811 (text only)


Download the latest version of EndNote

Check out EndNote X9 and download it here

Today's Opening Hours
Workshop Calendar


Deposit your thesis

Deposit your thesis form

Service provided

  • Your thesis will be deposited in Institutional Repository (IR).
  • IR is a repository of CDU research including full text version of PhD, Masters and Selected Honours theses by CDU students.
  • IR will provide worldwide access to your research with harvesting by the National Library of Australia (Trove), WorldCat and Google Scholar.

How it works

To have an item displayed in the IR thesis collection the author must:

HDR Thesis:

Complete the Deposit Agreement form upon lodgement of your PhD and Masters by Research thesis to the Office of Research and Innovation.

Other Thesis:

CDU Library will deposit other works (e.g. 4th year Honours thesis or Project Paper) in the IR only on the approval of supervisor or research unit coordinator, having assessed the quality of work. Please submit an electronic copy with the Thesis Deposit Agreement to

Preservation Information

  • The preferred format is electronic (PDF).
  • We do not recommend encryption. Leave security settings on electronic copies open to allow library staff to prepare the material adequately.
  • Your confidentiality and rights will be respected.

Copyright and exemptions

Third-party copyright

  • To be able to display the thesis online the thesis must have all third-party copyright content cleared by the owner of the copyright.
  • Third party is material in which the copyright is owned by someone else. That means copyright is not owned by yourself or the University.
  • Have you received permission to use this content in the online environment?
  • For more information on copyright refer to Copyright@CDU.

Exemption from depositing a thesis

  • If your thesis contains culturally or commercially sensitive content that prevent your thesis from being publicly displayed it can be stored with restricted access. You have the option to specify an embargo period.
  • Inclusion of theses is at the discretion of CDU Library staff.


up top of page