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Purpose: The purpose of the study is to evaluate the selected open access electronic thesis and dissertation repositories based on the selected parameters like Visual interface, search features, format, registration and alerting services.

Design/methodology/approach: Survey method coupled with online visits to selected repository websites was carried in order to achieve the objectives of the study.

Findings: The findings show that repositories are having adequate features, but there is a need of improvement also.

Research limitations/implications: The scope of the study is limited to the open access electronic thesis and dissertation repositories of three subject domains viz General Sciences, Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences.

Keywords: Open Access, Repositories, electronic thesis and dissertations.

Paper type: Research Paper



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