The Australian Geoscience Thesis Database originated as the brainchild of Professor Allan White and Dr Amarendra Changkakoti from the University of Melbourne, and began as an AMIRA International project P874 in December 2005, concluding in January 2008. It involved the kind cooperation of all Australian university geoscience departments. Data Metallogenica will be the beneficial owner of the listing, and will arrange future annual updates of the listing in cooperation with the contributing universities.
The sponsors of P874 were:
CSIRO Exploration & Mining
Department of Primary Industries New South Wales
Geological Survey of Western Australia
Northern Territory Geological Survey
The listing of all geoscience theses from all Australian universities, including from those departments no longer in existence, as well as all Honours theses, can be accessed in two ways:
Free Public Access to basic listings
P874 Sponsors-only Password Access to the full P874 database, including abstracts of over 1,600 economic geology theses, as well as more advanced search capabilities including mineral commodity and science discipline.
Access to the full database as for P874 sponsors is also available to subscribers of Data Metallogenica through the separate password access to DM. In addition, DM itself is also adding full text theses donated by their authors to its website (see Special Search in the main DM search screen).
Please notify DM of missing theses and any corrections by clicking here.
Planning is in progress to add listings of theses from other universities in other countries in the future through the AMIRA International project P1018 (The Global Geoscience Thesis Database).