As part of the ProQuest Dissertation Publishing service, our staff editors carefully compile relevant bibliographic information about each dissertation or theses that is published. That bibliographic data is used as the basis for MARC records.
Universities that actively publish dissertations and theses with ProQuest Dissertation Publishing are entitled to free MARC records for their submitted graduate works. The records are machine-generated level 7 ("K" level) records and are considered a good starting point for your catalogers. Your catalogers can repurpose our MARC records to describe holdings in your physical collection or institutional repository.
As a further convenience, ProQuest Dissertation Publishing will add a URL to the 856u tag that will link to the bibliographic record within the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (Upon request, records can be delivered without the URL.)
We offer two electronic formats: US MARC and a format created by ProQuest which we call DCI MARC (used mostly by vendors or users who are not loading to OPACs and do not require the standard header information.) More detailed information and tag description charts may be found here Tag Description Chart. For a sample in the US MARC format click here: for the sample DCI MARC format, click here.
Permitted Uses of ProQuest-Produced MARC Records
MARC records generated by ProQuest Dissertation Publishing may also be added to an electronic index or OPAC in the state in which they are delivered.
If the ProQuest K level record has been modified or enhanced by a library, then it may be loaded into a bibliographic utility.
Obtaining Free MARC Records
To obtain free MARC records, please complete the “Dissertations Publishing MARC Record Order Form” and submit it via email each time you wish to update your records. The request form and instructions may be found at http://www.proquest.com/assets/downloads/products/DissMarcOrderForm.doc.
Please send your completed form to email@example.com.
For any questions about MARC records from ProQuest Dissertation Publishing, please contact us at 800.521.0600 x 77020, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about your dissertation or thesis?
Contact Author Relations at email@example.com or 800.521.0600 ext. 77020
Looking for dissertations by other authors?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Need help selecting a subject heading?
Contact us at 800.521.0600 ext. 74883 (Social Sciences/Humanities) or ext. 72209 (Sciences/Engineering)