Connect with ProQuest
Why be Included?
Be a part of the global research community — Ensure that your institution’s research output is discoverable in the world’s most comprehensive and consulted dissertations database.
Enhance your international reputation — PQDT is used by over 4 million researchers at over 3,100 institutions across different 100 countries.
Compliment your open-access strategy — Links to your Institutional Repository are included in all records where PDFs are available. Enhanced metadata records are provided back to you upon request at no charge to improve discovery.
Deep usage insights — Detailed statistics are available to all contributing universities, showing usage of their dissertations by title, subject, and from where around the world.
Preservation in perpetuity — All works on PQDT are archived with ProQuest’s digital preservation initiative and contributing institutions have perpetual access to their content, free-of-charge.
We decided to partner with ProQuest because of the company's long record of excellence in making theses available globally. We can see great mutual benefits of making Leicester's theses available through third-parties...
IAN ROWLAND, RESEARCH SERVICE MANAGER, UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
Benefits of Partnership
Supporting Institutional Policies
ProQuest handles all intellectual property with respect and in a manner consistent with author rights and institutional values. Authors retain the full copyright to their work and are provided with decision-points concerning the dissemination channels.
Open Access & Discovery
Through several partnerships, PQDT opens the discovery of dissertations through 28 different subject indexes and by being the primary source of dissertations for Google Scholar. Optional for the author, ProQuest Dissertation Publishing also offers an Open Access Service that makes works freely available from the open web.
Turn Data into Action
By including your theses and dissertations with ProQuest you receive complimentary access to a dashboard that provides you with real-time analytics on the usage and retrieval statistics of your university’s dissertations and theses.
It's been mutually beneficial. Choosing to partner with ProQuest was also about where the ETD Administrator system met our systems to offer the most optimal benefits for our preservation goals.
Bill Donovan, Digital Imaging and Curating Manager, Boston College
Analytics and Discovery Tools
By including your theses and dissertations with ProQuest you receive complimentary access to a dashboard that provides you with real-time analytics on the usage and retrieval statistics of your university’s dissertations and theses.Learn more
Dissertations & Theses@
Gain campus-wide access to the dissertations and theses your graduate students have published through ProQuest on a university-specific portal site. Dissertations & Theses@ accounts can be searched in conjunction with PQDT and other databases on the ProQuest platform.Enroll Now
FAQ for Institutions
Have questions? We've gathered these frequently asked questions about ProQuest Dissertations and Thesis for student authors.Read more
Open Access Services
ProQuest offers an optional Open Access publishing service to authors who wish to make their work freely downloadable to those searching ProQuest.com through the open web.Search Now