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HKUST Electronic Theses Database: Searching and Printing

Searching and Printing

How to Search

  • Enter one or more keywords in the search box, or click "Browse All" to view all available theses. 


  • You can further limit your search results with the following options: 
    • Collection - restrict your search to specific collections
    • Document Type - restrict your search to specific document types
    • Year Published - restrict your search by publication year
    • Language - restrict your search to theses published in one or more languages
    • Author - restrict your search by author name
    • Subject - restrict your search to specific subject disciplines
    • Degree - restrict your search to either Masters or Doctoral theses
    • Department - restrict your search by department
  • And decide how you would like the results to be sorted:
    • by Relevance (default)
    • by Title
    • by Year Ascending
    • by Year Descending


Viewing and Printing Full Text

  • After you enter a search, the database returns a list of matching theses called your Search Results. By default, theses that the database determines are most relevant to your search terms display at the top of the list.
  • Click on one of the records in the list to view the Abstract and to access the Full Text.
  • Choosing the Full Text thumbnail will load the theses in PDF format for viewing with the Acrobat Reader program. If the link says "HKUST only", then you must provide a currently valid HKUST username and password in order to be granted access.
  • Use Acrobat Reader to view and print pages from the theses as needed.


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Samson Choi
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