Answered By: ic @westernsydney.edu.au
Last Updated: Jul 01, 2021     Views: 8

Your thesis, whether in print or online, can be discovered by users around the world. Users can search for theses from the Western Sydney University Library Catalogue or from search engines such as Google and Google Scholar.

All records about Australian theses held in university library catalogues and digital repositories are also made available via Trove, the National Library of Australia's database.

Search engines return results based on the metadata associated with your thesis: author, title, keywords. Some publishers provide tips for authors on how to optimise metadata for search engine discoverability. Wiley's Author Services site is one example.

If you are pursuing an academic career, the discoverability of your work is important. It is also important that your work is attributed correctly to you.

  • Register with ORCID to ensure your thesis and publications are attributed correctly to you.
  • Manage your researcher profile by obtaining other appropriate researcher identifiers for citation databases.

Track usage of your thesis on ResearchDirect.

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