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Open Access week – Thesis Thursday

Today, we are celebrating our Open Access doctoral theses.

There are 822 theses available through BURO. Furthermore, BU theses have been downloaded 1586 from EThOS in the last year.



Some highlights from our collection of theses include:

European Union 

European integration reassessed: a grounded theory approach.

 An analysis of the perceived effects of European Economic Monetary Union upon the hotel industry in the north of Portugal

Social media

Problematic attachment to social media: lived experience and behavioural archetypes.

Audience at the gates: how the BBC is using social media to identify talent and involve audiences in programme production.

Hackers gonna hack: investigating the effect of group processes and social identities within online hacking communities.


News, activism and social media: reporting the Egyptian Revolution and its aftermath by Al-Jazeera, BBC, CNN, RT and XINHUA.

Politics, terrorism and the news media: a case study of Saudi Arabia (2006-2007).

Climate change

Impact of climate change on extinction risk of montane tree species.

Tourist understanding of and engagement with the climate change impacts of holidays.

Predicting ecological impacts of climate change and species introductions on a temperate chalk stream in Southern Britain – a dynamic food web model approach.


The Local community as a stakeholder group and its participation in UNESCO’s World Heritage nomination process: Jatiluwih Village, Bali, Indonesia.

Understanding heritage: multiple meanings and values.

Roman Britain

Chickens in the archaeological material culture of Roman Britain, France, and Belgium.

Making the invisible, visible. Iron age and roman salt-production in Southern Britain.

Integrating zooarchaeology into studies of Roman Britain and Medieval Russia.

Healthiness, through the material culture of the late iron age and roman large urban-type settlements of South-East Britain.


Measuring what works: a mixed-methods evaluation of women’s groups on maternal health uptake in rural Nepal.

On being a mental health service user and becoming a service user representative: an autoethnography.


Open Access stories – BU theses

This month we are highlighting the impact of open theses.

EThOS is the British Library’s collection of theses from UK universities, most of which are Open Access. All of BU theses are now available on EThOs. This generates additional impact for BU doctoral researchers that can see their theses being downloaded by people around the world.

Our statistics tell us that BU theses have been downloaded 1579 times from EThOS since September 2018.

However, that’s not the whole picture because many people might download a thesis directly from BURO, rather than EThOS. Data from BURO reveals that there have been a staggering 156205 downloads from the same period, with the most popular thesis being The use of social media and its impacts on consumer behaviour: the context of holiday travel with 20564 downloads!.

This just demonstrates the value of open knowledge and its impact.

For any questions about BURO or Open Access please contact BURO@bournemouth.ac.uk or your faculty library team.


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EThOS – Find out more about the British Library’s free online thesis service

The British Library are hosting their first EThOS webinar:

Using doctoral theses in your research: a guide to EThOS

EThOS is the national database for PhD theses, managed by the British Library. It’s a fantastic resource for researchers, with over 100,000 UK theses freely available to download and use for your own research, and another 200,000 available to search and scan on demand.

Join the free webinar to learn how EThOS works. Find out how to search for and download theses, and what to do if a thesis isn’t available. If you’re a PhD student, find out what will happen to your thesis once it’s completed. They will also explain how EThOS works with UK universities to support the whole research cycle, making the theses more visible and available for new researchers to use and build on.

This webinar is aimed at researchers, students, librarians and anyone who is interested in finding and using PhD theses.

Webinar on 10 December 2013, 11.00am GMT

Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5131544266794515713

For BU-specific advice on accessing theses and for accessing other sources of theses information such as the Proquest Dissertations and Theses database, which provides access to global theses information, use the Locating Theses Researcher Guide on the Researcher Library Web Pages.

Contact your Library Subject Team for more help and advice around accessing theses.