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.
Complete Your Collection
Dissertations and theses 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
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.
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Reduce resources and costs to gain access to dissertations and theses.