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ProQuest has been partnering with academic institutions to disseminate and archive dissertations and theses since 1938. We offer flexible options for submission, most of which are available at no cost to the graduating student or institution. Our free, customized submission tool is easy to set up and we work with the library to optimize submission and the associated workflows, minimizing the need for students to fill in forms while respecting institutional policies.
ProQuest dissemination and archiving complements your institutional repository efforts. Our nonexclusive author agreement allows posting in your institutional repository and we can work with you to continue to refine and enhance your workflows and processes for IR submissions. We continue to optimize submission support based upon feedback from the community, including new features such as Creative Commons licenses for works posted to your Institutional Repository.
Submission to ProQuest offers another avenue to further enhance the visibility of your academic output. We make your dissertations and theses discoverable with the works of other leading institutions on ProQuest’s dedicated platform that reaches more than 3,000 institutions worldwide. And we place your graduate works in the path of researchers by surfacing for discovery in major subject and discipline indexes, such as MLA, MathSciNet, SciFinder, Sociological Abstracts, ERIC, Institute of Physics (IOP), and PsycINFO.
By submitting your works to ProQuest, you also archive them in another safe home for scholarship. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) digital archive has been designated as an Offsite Digital Repository for the U.S. Library of Congress. ProQuest’s legacy of digital archiving and preservation has included 150 digitization projects for dissertations and theses and partnerships with notable organizations such as National Archives (U.K.), Oxford’s Bodleian Library, Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Center for Research Libraries, NAACP, and the New York Times.
ProQuest offers a free custom implementation of ETD Administrator and no cost dissemination using this system. We will work with you to optimize submission and associated library and graduate school workflows for any submission system.
The author’s agreement with ProQuest is nonexclusive and we work with you to facilitate inclusion of dissertations and theses in your institutional repository.
ProQuest offers additional avenues for discovery through a carefully curated platform which allows researchers at more than 3,000 institutions to access your work and through inclusion in major academic subject indexes and databases.
Archive your work to ensure future access by scholars through inclusion in an Offsite Digital Repository of the Library of Congress.
Partnering with ProQuest for digital submission helps the library to maximize use of library space and library resources by reducing the need for shipping, handling, and storage of print or microfilm versions of dissertations and theses.
Audio, video, and other types of digital files are included for thousands of works. By preserving the multimedia material together with the author’s work, PQDT helps enhance the scholarly record and allows graduate schools and students ensure future access to this valuable content for the academic community.