For researchers

Please support us in our effort to make as many as possible fo the digitised dissertations freely available to the (scientific) public.

This is how...

Look up the author of a dissertation on the internet. Generally it is sufficient to perform a Google search with the name of the author and the title of the dissertation in order to get on the "right track". If you succeed in finding the presumed author, please send them a brief e-mail in which you explain your interest in the dissertation and make them aware of our innovative service for declaring rights.

The content of the e-mail could look as follows:

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- Dear ....,

my name is XY and my work/studies at the University XY are on the subject of XY in the field of XY.

Based on my search on the internet i presume that you are the author of the following dissertation: [author/title/year/link]. This dissertation has been digitised in full by the University of Innsbruck, may, however, due to applicable intellectual property rights law, not be made available to the public.

However, you can, in no more than a few minutes, change this situation by submitting a delcaration with regard to your rights on the website of the University of Innsbruck. Further information you can find here :

DECLARE YOUR RIGHT – a service within the framework of the "ARROW+" EU project

I would like to underline that it would facilitate my my scientific work considerably were your dissertation freely available to the public, and that I personally would be very happy about this. Thank you very much in advance for your understanding.

Colledial regards,


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Thank you very much for your cooperation!