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New design helps users take full advantage of the free services GradShare offers

GradShare (, the premier online graduate school support community developed by ProQuest, has been redesigned to highlight the most relevant information and timely discussions for grad students. Since launching in early 2009, GradShare has provided a platform for discussions on numerous graduate school challenges, from choosing a thesis advisor to writing a dissertation. The new and improved website offers a single location where students can access the information they need to stay current on graduate education -- creating a one stop resource for the graduate school community.

In addition to timely discussions and insightful articles, GradShare continually gathers news on the most significant developments in graduate education. All of the most important graduate school news is covered in GradShare 360, and author Dora Farkas also blogs about perennial themes such as careers after grad school and funding a dissertation. New features include a site wide search and a live Twitter feed, ensuring that users can quickly find the information they need, as well as stay abreast of GradShare updates and announcements.

“Our aim with the new design is to help students get better access to resources that they need in order to get their degree,” explains GradShare Community Manager Jeff Lang, “and while the appearance may have changed with the improved layout, our approach remains the same – we offer a platform where graduate students can help each other succeed.”

About GradShare
Launched in February 2009, GradShare gives students the information and support they need to be successful in graduate school. This free community connects students from schools throughout the US and Canada to share their experience with researching, teaching, writing, and balancing school with all of their other commitments. Universities use GradShare to recommend local resources in-context, bringing their extensive campus services to the social web. To learn more visit

About ProQuest
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.

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16 September 2010

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