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Historical newspapers, Parliamentary papers, early printed books now available digitally to researchers on an unlimited basis

CAMBRIDGE, UK, April 5, 2019 – The library at the University of Exeter has invested in 75 multidisciplinary research databases from ProQuest – and its faculty and students now have access to millions of pages of primary sources for research, teaching and learning.

The University of Exeter is the U.K.’s fastest growing Russell Group research-intensive university with campuses in Exeter and Cornwall. The university is known worldwide for its research prominence and for delivering an internationally renowned excellent education.

Caroline Gale, Library Liaison Manager at the University of Exeter, worked with ProQuest to expand the library’s collections strategically, focusing on digital resources that are accessible to researchers anywhere, anytime.

“The University of Exeter chose to work with ProQuest because these 75 databases support the unique research projects already underway at Exeter, such as the 21st Century Research Library Initiative – which aims to enhance research resources for academic staff and Ph.D. students in the humanities and social sciences,” said James Anthony-Edwards, University Librarian at the University of Exeter.

Students and faculty at Exeter now have access to some of the industry’s most renowned primary source archives, including:

“We’re pleased to work with a renowned research university like the University of Exeter to advance scholarly research in the U.K. and beyond,” said Susan Bokern, Vice President, Product Management at ProQuest. “These primary source databases are available in many of the world’s top scholarly institutions and have aided thousands of students and faculty in making connections and crucial discoveries.”

About the University of Exeter (https://www.exeter.ac.uk)

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students and is in the top 1 percent of universities worldwide. Exeter is also ranked 14th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and 14th in the Guardian University Guide 2019. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), the University ranked 16th nationally, with 98 percent of its research rated as being of international quality, while in 2017, Exeter was awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) assessment. Exeter was named The Times and The Sunday Times Sports University of the Year 2015-16, in recognition of excellence in performance, education and research.  Exeter was The Sunday Times University of the Year 2012-13.

The University launched its flagship Living Systems Institute in 2016, a world-class, interdisciplinary research community that will revolutionize the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. This follows recent investments of more than £350 million worth of new facilities across its campuses in recent years, including landmark new student services centers – the Forum in Exeter and The Exchange on the Penryn Campus in Cornwall, together with world-class new facilities for Biosciences, the Business School and the Environment and Sustainability Institute.

About ProQuest (https://www.proquest.com)

ProQuest is committed to supporting the important work happening in the world’s research and learning communities. The company curates content that matters to the advancement of knowledge, assembling an archive of billions of vetted, indexed documents. It simplifies workflows so that people and institutions use time effectively. And because ProQuest connects information communities, complex networks of systems and processes work together efficiently. With ProQuest, finding answers and deriving insights is straightforward and leads to extraordinary outcomes.

ProQuest and its companies and affiliates – Ex Libris, Alexander Street, Bowker – stand for better research, better learning, better insights. ProQuest enables people to change their world.

05 April 2019


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