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Completion of a dissertation or thesis is a tremendous accomplishment and you should celebrate this achievement. Today you stand on the shoulders of those who came before you. Now it’s time to join them and highlight your work as part of the global academic discourse. You should be included in ProQuest, the Library of Congress Offsite Digital Repository for dissertations and theses.

By submitting your work to ProQuest, you will make your dissertation or thesis visible on the world’s largest dedicated research platform for graduate works PQDT Global, which reaches more than 3,000 institutions worldwide. Your work will also be surfaced in the path of researchers through inclusion in major subject and discipline indexes, such as MLA, MathSciNet, SciFinder, Sociological Abstracts, ERIC, Institute of Physics (IOP), and PsycINFO.

Submission of your work to ProQuest is nonexclusive. You control the dissemination of your work now and in the future and you can change your preferences at any time by contacting our service team. You have the opportunity to earn a royalty from ProQuest based upon the sales of your work and you also can utilize additional channels to increase the visibility of your work, including your home page, your university’s institutional repository, and traditional publishing partners such as university presses.

For authors who want to maximize the visibility of their work, ProQuest offers an open access dissemination option called Open Access Publishing PLUS. ProQuest also works with universities to facilitate effective and efficient posting of graduate works in their institutional repositories with author approval. We recently added the capability for universities to capture a Creative Commons license at the time of institutional repository submission which outlines specific parameters for use of your work.

When you submit your work to ProQuest, you will also have the option to celebrate completion of your dissertation or thesis by buying high-quality, bound and printed copies of your dissertation or thesis for yourself, your family and your friends, now and in the future.

If you are still in the process of completing your dissertation or thesis, you can visit our submission page for helpful information on relevant copyright laws and best practices.

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Maximize the impact of your research, enhance your standing, and secure your place in academic discourse. Learn more about submitting, finding, and ordering copies of your work.

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