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This week, ProQuest will launch the largest aggregated full-text database for libraries. The new database, called ProQuest Central, will serve as the foundational research collection for academic libraries. ProQuest Central will offer more than 11,000 titles (8,000 in full text) and more than 160 subject areas covering core academic disciplines.
"Libraries are dealing with end users that are increasingly frustrated when starting their research - not knowing which resource to start with, or which will deliver the most full text resources," said Senior Vice President, Higher Education Publishing, Suzanne BeDell. "ProQuest Central offers the most full text scholarly publications in a single database. As the crown jewel of our aggregated offering, we anticipate that it will be the single most used database across disciplines and will give libraries a solid starting place for the diverse needs of their patrons. The launch of ProQuest Central helps fulfill our mission to create indispensable research solutions that connect people and information."
ProQuest Central's coverage of over 160 subject areas include core disciplines such as business and economics, medical and health, news and world affairs, science, education, technology, humanities, social sciences, psychology, literature, law, and nursing.
ProQuest Central, available now, combines content from top publishers such as Cambridge University Press, Emerald Group Publishing, MIT Sloan Management Review , Palgrave, Oxford University Press, Dow Jones, and more. Multiple content types are available, including scholarly and general reference journals, newspapers, full-text dissertations, company annual reports, industry reports, country reports, working papers, and more.
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research, discovery, and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the expertise of such respected brands as Chadwyck-Healey™, UMI®, SIRS®, and eLibrary®. With Serials Solutions®, Ulrich's™, RefWorks®, COS™, Dialog® and now Bowker® part of the ProQuest brand family, the company supports the breadth of the information community with innovative discovery solutions that power the business of books and the best in research experience.
More than a content provider or aggregator, ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information. Through innovative, user-centered discovery technology, ProQuest offers billions of pages of global content that includes historical newspapers, dissertations, and uniquely relevant resources for researchers of any age and sophistication—including content not likely to be digitized by others. Inspired by its customers and their end users, ProQuest is working toward a future that blends information accessibility with community to further enhance learning and encourage lifelong enrichment.