UBC Computer Science Theses
UBC Electronic Theses
Electronic theses and dissertations (EDTs) from 2008 on can be found in cIRcle: UBC’s Information Repository. These are available in full-text PDF format.
Retrospective theses and dissertations include theses from before 2008.
To help narrow your search go to Advanced Search and to the right of "In," select:
Thesis Program and type "computer science" (including quotation marks)
AND Thesis Copyright Date
Print Theses (1968 - May 2006)
Our print collection of theses and graduating essays covers 1968 - May 2006.
In the Reading Room catalogue, search by any of the following:
- Keyword (author, title, date and degree - example: PHD 2008)
Some thesis proposals written by former doctoral students and BSc honours theses are also available in the Reading Room.
Finding Other Theses and Dissertations
Promotes “the adoption, creation, use, dissemination and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations.” The website includes options for users to find, submit, and manage electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs).
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (UBC Library information page)
The PQDT database contains over 2 million records. Doctoral dissertations: 1861-present; masters theses: 1988-present (selective coverage). Online abstracts for dissertations available since July 1980, full text since 1997.
Indexes over 220,000 Canadian theses and dissertations from 1965 on, held by the National Library of Canada. Provides free access to 46,000 full text electronic Canadian theses and dissertations covering 1998-2002.
Dissertation and Thesis Preparation (UBC Graduate Studies)
Thesis Formatting (UBC Library Research Commons)
UBC Computer Science MSc graduation (MyCS login required)
UBC Computer Science PhD graduation (MyCS login required)
BSc Honours Essays & Thesis Proposals:
Submit one double-sided unbound copy to the Reading Room.
Resources for Publishing Your Thesis in Electronic Format
The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDTLD) has numerous resources, including the ETD Guide.
UBC Grad Studies suggests the following:
LaTeX thesis class and set of templates, developed by Michael McNeil Forbes, a former UBC graduate student.
If you encounter problems/bugs in the Latex software, contact the Help Desk or try these resources:
- Hypertext Help with LaTeX (NASA)
- The Latex Local Guide
- Using make (1) and latex (1)
- Latex tips : List compiled by Kevin Leyton-Brown and Kevin Murphy
These manuals can be found in the ICICS/CS Reading Room:
- LATEX : a document preparation system : user's guide and reference manual. 2nd edition / Leslie Lamport (Z 253.4 L38 L35 1994)
- Guide to LATEX. 4th edition / Helmut Kopka and Patrick W. Daly (Z 253.4 L38 K66 2004)
- The LaTeX companion. 2nd ed. / Frank Mittelbach ( Z 253.4 L38 G66 2004)
Help with Writing
Writing Resources (UBC Learning Commons)
Science Writing Resources for Learning (ScWRL) (UBC Faculty of Science)