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Finding theses: ScholarBank@NUS (e-Theses)

Shows you how to locate & obtain a thesis in NUS Libraries.

Electronic Theses: ScholarBank@NUS

Electronic Theses and Dissertations submitted to NUS

ScholarBank@NUS is the institutional repository (IR) of the National University of Singapore. The primary goals are to collect, preserve and showcase the research output of NUS researchers and departments. ScholarBank@NUS increases the research visibility of our researchers' works and demonstrates NUS research excellence to the world. The Electronic Theses & Dissertations  (ETD) within ScholarBank@NUS contains electronic copies of NUS theses and dissertations from September 2003 onwards.

Refer to the instructions on the right panel for access to ScholarBank via library portal.

ScholarBank Search Hints

Communities & Collections

Takes you through the communities in alphabetical order and allows you to see the sub-communities and collections within each community
Author Alphabetical list of all authors of items in ScholarBank
Title Alphabetical list of all titles of items in ScholarBank
Issue Date All items in ScholarBank are sorted by descending issue date (default). You can also sort by issue date or jump to items of specific issue date.
Department Alphabetical list of all departments of items in ScholarBank
Document Type List of document types of items stored in ScholarBank


  1. Searches are not case sensitive. Searches for "engine" and "Engine" will retrieve the same hits.
  2. The search engine ignores certain words that occur frequently in English, but do not add value to the search. These are:
  • "a", "and" , "are" , "as", "at" , "be" , "but" , "by" , "for" , "if" , "in" , "into", "is" ,"it" ,"no" , "not" , "of" , "on" , "or" , "such", "the" , "to" , "was".
  1. The following Boolean operators can be used to combine terms. Note that they must be CAPITALIZED.
AND Find items containing all words or phrases combined with this operator, e.g, cats AND dogs will retrieve all items that contain BOTH the words "cats" and "dogs"
OR Find items containing any of the words or phrases surrounding this operator cats OR dogs will retrieve all items that contain EITHER the words "cats" or "dogs"
NOT Exclude items containing the word following this operator, e.g. training NOT cat will retrieve all items that contain the word "training" EXCEPT those also containing the word "cat" 

Use an asterisk (*) after a word stem to get all hits having words starting with that root, for example, select* will retrieve selects, selector, selection, selections, selecting and so on.


To search multiple words as a phrase, put quotation marks "  " around the phrase.

Access to ScholarBank@NUS

There are two easy ways of accessing ScholarBank@NUS:

Option one:

  1. Go the NUS Libraries’ portal
  2. Click on the option ScholarBank

  1. Please accept the terms and conditions in the subsequent page and it will direct you to the ScholarBank@NUS website.

Option two:

  1. Alternatively, you can also access ScholarBank@NUS via