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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With more than 4 million entries, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global is the most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the world.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global allows:
- Graduate students to consult the database to make sure their proposed thesis or dissertation topics have not already been written about
- Students, faculty, and other researchers to search for titles related to their scholarly interests
- Instant access to high-quality, multidisciplinary research materials
- Building your ebooks collection – with each dissertation including an ISBN, ProQuest is the world’s largest publisher of ISBNs
- Cross-searching with journal and other content types on the ProQuest platform
The database includes bibliographic citations for materials ranging from the first U.S. dissertation, accepted in 1861 as well as European dissertations back from the 17th century, to those accepted as recently as last semester.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global is the official dissertations repository for the Library of Congress, more than 3,000 contributing Institutions and 130,000 works added annually.
The full text of more than 2 million of these titles is available in paper, microform, and electronic (if subscription allows) formats. Institutional subscribers to ProQuest Dissertation & Theses Global receive online access to the complete file of dissertations in digital format for hundreds of thousands of titles published before 1997, as well as every title from 1997 forward.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global is updated weekly and features 24 indexed and searchable fields, including full text searchability for the entire text of full-text dissertations.