Finding the thesis at Shodhganga from a Google Search

Finding the thesis at Shodhganga from a Google Search
by Muhammed Afzal P.

While searching online, we sometimes come across chapters from PhD dissertations uploaded in Shodhganga (the digital repository of theses submitted to Indian universities).

For example, when we search for   Image1

“migrant writing malayalam thesis”,

the second result might be a PDF.

 

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But when we open the file, we cannot identify the thesis (of which this chapter is a part).

 

If the chapter is relevant for our research, we will need to use and cite it.Or we might be interested in reading other chapters of that thesis.

The pattern of URL of thesis in Shodhganga are as follows:

http://hdl.handle.net/10603/16891 or
https://sg.inflibnet.ac.in/handle/10603/16891

This is the pattern of URL of a chapter in Shodhganga https://sg.inflibnet.ac.in/bitstream/10603/16891/9/10_chapter%205.pdf

Two methods can be adopted to locate the full thesis or its bibliographic information in Shodhganga:

Method 1

In the URL of the PDF change  “bitstream”            Image

to “handle”, and remove what follows “19658/”

 

Now you can see the full details of the thesis

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Method 2

Copy the two set of “numbers” that follow “bitstream”

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And place them after http://hdl.handle.net/

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and press “Enter”.

Now you can see the full details of the thesis

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This way too, we get to see the details of the thesis.

Was this tip useful? Do you know another method? Share your method as a comment.

About the author:

Muhammed Afzal P. serves as Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences,BITS Pilani, Pilani.

Email: muhammedafzalp@gmail.com

 

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