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Dissertations and Theses Global

Key Facts

  • Format: Abstract, Full Text
  • Media: Electronic/Online
  • Coverage Dates: 1743 - Present
  • Sources Covered: More than 1.7 million full-text dissertations and theses and 3.8 million A & I records.

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Overview

ProQuest Dissertation & Theses Global (PQDT Global) simplifies searching for dissertations and theses via a single access point to explore an extensive, trusted collection of 3.8 million graduate works, with 1.7 million in full text. Designated as an official offsite repository for the U.S. Library of Congress, PQDT Global offers comprehensive historic and ongoing coverage for North American works and significant and growing international coverage from a multiyear program of expanding partnerships with international universities and national associations. We offer effective and efficient results on our curated content platform with expert metadata that reduces noise in search results. Direct access to full text and other ProQuest and ebook subscriptions advance the research process.

For examples of quality research featured in PQDT Global, see the most-accessed dissertations and theses.

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Complete Your Collection

Dissertations (or theses outside the U.S.) complete your library collection by surfacing original research that can often be the only source of information on a given topic.

Simplify Searching with a Single Unified Access Point for Dissertations and Theses

Comprehensive historic and ongoing coverage from universities ensures effective, efficient results.

Significant and Growing International Coverage

Initial content partners for PQDT Global include University College London, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of Cardiff, University of Leicester, University of Aberdeen, University of Bath and University of Valencia.

Offer Critical Support for Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

In disciplines where journals are not the primary form of scholarly communication, dissertations offer access to significant primary research that is not published in any other format and they surface seminal ideas from notable scholars.

Enhance Research in the Sciences

Dissertations provide additional context for research published in journals or conference proceedings while surfacing hard to find information such as negative results.

Add a New Dimension to Literature Reviews

Dissertations are an important and valuable tool for literature reviews, with deep coverage and extensive bibliographies that surface sources and ideas that would otherwise be missed.

Expose Research in Depth

Audio, video, data, survey instruments, and other types of digital files are included for thousands of works.

Reduce Library ILL Costs

Reduce resources and costs to gain access to dissertations and theses.

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