UTREES, the bibliographical database for university theses in Russian and East European studies, is now providing links to the full text of many of the theses listed. Under an agreement with the British Library, UTREES users can access entries on the BL’s massive EThOS database, which aims to record UK doctoral theses in all subjects. Its coverage is already very extensive and is being continually expanded. Many EThOS entries include an abstract of the thesis and the means to access its full text.

A high proportion of the UK doctoral theses listed on UTREES have EThOS records, and all such entries since the 2008 update (nearly 2.300) now carry a link to EThOS. Links for earlier theses will be added during 2020. For more details, see the ‘Access to Theses’ section on the UTREES website at www.mhra.org.uk/publications/mb-3/UTREES .

The 2019 update of UTREES, just completed, has added a further 199 entries, from 63 institutions in the UK and the Irish Republic, and the database now holds particulars of 5,837 theses. The variety of topics treated remains as wide as ever: they include the Czech puppeteer Jan Švankmajer; cybercrime in Azerbaijan; the perpetrators of the Ukrainian famine; and the VKhUTEMAS art and technical school in 1920s Moscow.

UTREES is supported by the Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA) and is free to use at the website shown above. Additions and corrections are welcome, and should be sent to the Editor at gpmwalker@btinternet.com .

Gregory Walker

Editor, UTREES

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