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Dissertations are a key source for finding the latest scholarship, additional material such as data sets, and detailed research, which is often shortened for journal articles. 
What other ways can students use dissertations and theses for research?
- Dissertations are a great resource for finding out what has been written on a topic, uncovering other sources through citations, and getting inspiration for new ideas  
- Researchers can check ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT Global) to make sure their dissertation or thesis topic hasn’t been written about
- Graduate students can learn more about faculty, institutions, and fellow scholars by reading related dissertations
PQDT Global includes more than a quarter-billion pages of emerging research and landmark works from the world’s great universities, including all Ivy League and Russell Group institutions. Students can start their research with PQDT Global, take advantage of advanced features, or utilize 35 subject-specific indices that include dissertations and theses.
ProQuest also collaborates with numerous organizations, ensuring dissertations and theses are discoverable in many locations:
- Engineering and engineering-related dissertations are now discoverable in Elsevier’s Ei Compendex, giving researchers a rich source for new ideas
- Humanities researchers benefit from the discoverability of dissertations and theses in The Philosopher’s Index 
For more details about ProQuest’s collaboration with Elsevier and The Philosopher’s Index read the full news release.

Dissertations are a key source for finding the latest scholarship, additional material such as data sets, and detailed research, which is often shortened for journal articles. 

What other ways can students use dissertations and theses for research?

  • - Dissertations are a great resource for finding out what has been written on a topic, uncovering other sources through citations, and getting inspiration for new ideas  
  • - Researchers can check ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global (PQDT Global) to make sure their dissertation or thesis topic hasn’t been written about
  • - Graduate students can learn more about faculty, institutions, and fellow scholars by reading related dissertations

PQDT Global includes more than a quarter-billion pages of emerging research and landmark works from the world’s great universities, including all Ivy League and Russell Group institutions. Students can start their research with PQDT Global, take advantage of advanced features, or utilize 35 subject-specific indices that include dissertations and theses.

ProQuest also collaborates with numerous organizations, ensuring dissertations and theses are discoverable in many locations:

  • - Engineering and engineering-related dissertations are now discoverable in Elsevier’s Ei Compendex, giving researchers a rich source for new ideas
  • - Humanities researchers benefit from the discoverability of dissertations and theses in The Philosopher’s Index 

For more details about ProQuest’s collaboration with Elsevier and The Philosopher’s Index read the full news release.

15 Sep 2015

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