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Library for Online Programmes (Legacy): University Repository

Library service for Online Students

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University Repository

University of Liverpool Research Repository

Searching the Repository

You can access the University repository site to search for existing online theses and research materials created/ uploaded by UoL research, PhDs and other research based activities. For advanced options see the Advanced Search page, note, to search by degree type, e.g. Doctor of Business Administration, see the 'Qualification Level' area a little way down the advanced page and select the required degree programme. Also see pre-prepared search results below for DBA and EdD theses:

Repository Help

For help searching for repository materials please see contacts options shown on the repository site, for further advice on searching for materials please consult your Librarian.

Submission of Successfully Examined Thesis (into 'Liverpool Elements')

All Doctoral Students, including those registered for online programmes must submit their thesis to the University repository before the doctoral degree can be awarded. You should not attempt to upload your doctoral thesis into the University Repository until you have received a request from the University or your research support team providing instructions for uploading the thesis into the 'Elements' platform. 

You should log into the Elements platform using your University of Liverpool MWS username and password, this is the same login you use to access the online Library. If you have never activated your UoL (MWS) login, you will need to activate your login at please see these instructions. For further help activating your UoL (MWS) login or login problems please see the contact page.

For further information on requirements for uploading the thesis into Elements please consult the Postgraduate Research Code of Practice, see Appendix 7.

Also see the Liverpool Elements support site. Also see the Library repository team email address

What is Open Access?

Content retained in the Research Repository is available under an Open Access license agreement, this means the content can be freely accessed over the WWW. For further information on Open Access terms and policies please see our Open Access Library Guide (LibGuide).