Choosing a research topic and title

One of the first steps in the Research Life Cycle is to choose a research topic and title. The following databases will help you to find out if a similar or related thesis or dissertation has been written on your research topic.

Nexus is a South African database which contains current and completed research projects including theses and dissertations.  Contact your Faculty Librarian to assist you with your search.
National ETD Portal
The National ETD Portal contains South African completed theses and dissertations with full text PDF's available to download.


ProQuest Theses & Dissertations is a global theses & dissertation database. It covers over a Million electronic theses and dissertations. Easy to use and full text PDF's are available to download.