Answered By: Ming Guang Han
Last Updated: Oct 27, 2017     Views: 3198

ScholarBank includes only NUS Master’s (by Research) and Ph.D dissertations online. 

Master’s (by Research) and Ph.D students are required to submit their thesis (approved by supervisor(s)) for examination by the maximum period of their candidature. The ETD submission system allows these students to submit their theses electronically to the Registrar’s Office (RO) which is a requirement for conferment. The submitted theses in ETD submission system are uploaded to ScholarBank@NUS on a daily basis.

 In ScholarBank@NUS, a community is created for ETD. Within this community, 2 sub communities namely “Master’s Theses” and “Ph.D Theses” are created. Within each sub- community, 3 collections are created for Open, NUS restricted and Closed theses.

Access for each collection is as follows:

  • Open: metadata and full-text are accessible worldwide
  • Restricted: metadata and full-text are accessible by NUS staff and students
  • Closed: metadata excluding abstract is accessible worldwide, no full-text access to anyone

Majority of the theses are accessible worldwide.

NUS restricted and closed theses might contain proprietary/confidential information, and they are requested by the authors to be restricted or closed and requests to place them in closed or restricted categories have to be approved by the University.

The scope of collection in ScholarBank@NUS is Master’s (by Research) and Ph.D theses from September 2003 to present (those which are conferred). Issue date refers to the thesis submission date. Users may check the library catalogue (LINC+/LINC) for older theses submitted to RO before September 2003 which are not found in Scholarbank@NUS.  

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