To search in full-texts of theses and download them
How to search in full-texts
You finds the theses full-texts through:
- word search in Google (where you will find a lot of other documents as well),
- Libris, with links to Diva,
- or Diva, where you find the fulltext to the right. Choose the image files, in which you can do full-text searches.
The digitised theses are presented differently depending on web browser. In some web browsers you have a menue to the left where you can do your search. In other web browsers you put the cursor on the image and click right, or type Ctrl + F. Then type the word you are looking for.
How to search in many theses at a time
You can easily search in full-text in many theses in one go. There are different methods for this: to cut and paste in Word and make your own document, or to use any of the "merge pdf"-programmes that are available free online. If you are looking for a very specific word, ypu can try to search in Google. Mind the spelling.
Cut and paste in Word (or other word processing programme)
- Download the files to your computer
- Mark the text and copy (Ctrl + C)
- Open a new Word document
- Paste (Ctrl + V).
Then you will see the OCR-interpreted text, with faults as well. You can correct the text by looking at the digitised copy, so that you have a correct text to search.
- Do the same procedure with the next thesis, and paste it in the same Word document.
- When you have pasted all the copied theses in one document you can search them all. Don't forget to save the document.
Use a ”merge pdf”-programme
There are many ”merge pdf”-programmes for free online. You find them by searching on "merge pdf" in Google. With these you can merge many pdf-files into one and make word searches in many theses in one go. Often you have to download the files to your own computer first.