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The world's most comprehensive collection of multi-disciplinary dissertations and theses

The ProQuest Dissertation & Theses Global (PQDT) ™ database is the world's most comprehensive curated collection of multi-disciplinary dissertations and theses from around the world, offering over 5 million citations and 2.7 million full-text works from thousands of universities.

Equip researchers with a single simple unified research experience. Students and researchers can efficiently explore cutting-edge research and unparalleled content driving discovery that can impact the world.

The standards for being published have risen so researchers have to check their models and inferences many different ways. With PQDT, we can find rich longitudinal information that can be anchored in known populations to support our inferences

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Disseminating since 1939

Disseminating since 1939

Disseminating graduate works since 1939, and is the largest editorially curated repository of dissertations and theses.

5+ million works

5+ million works

Join top research institutions around the globe by adding your works to the largest unified index in the world.

200,000+ Annually

200,000+ Annually

The database increases in size by 200,000+ works each year and is designated as the official dissertation repository by the United States Library of Congress.

100 Countries

100 Countries

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global is used across 100 countries by over 4 million researchers at 3,100+ institutions around the world.

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Benefits for Institutions

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  • Complete your collection with primary-source content that can’t be found elsewhere
  • Affordable access to current and authoritative content across formats
  • Access international content coverage from over 4,100 institutions
  • Simplify searching with a single unified access point for dissertations and theses
  • Reduce library ILL costs by reducing the requests to other universities

Benefits for Researchers

  • Uncover cutting-edge research before it’s published
  • Develop a reputable historical foundation of research for your topic
  • Conduct deep analysis with text and data mining
  • Add a new dimension to literature reviews by searching extensive bibliographies
  • Gather content in arts, humanities and social sciences – where journals are not as prevalent
  • Analyze detailed data sets for the sciences that are often abbreviated in published journals
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Success Story
Progressing STEM Studies with a Critical Primary Research Source

Progressing STEM Studies with a Critical Primary Research Source

Author, Technologist, and Doctoral Student Ida Joiner shares her story on leveraging dissertations to engage with current trends, cite a comprehensive foundation and build towards her own research goals.

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 Avoiding Bias by Starting at the Source

Avoiding Bias by Starting at the Source

Dr. Terri D. Pigott, Ph.D., of the School of Public Health at the College of Education, Georgia State University, on Avoiding Bias by Starting at the Source.

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Testimonials

Avoiding Bias by Starting at the Source

Professor Terri Pigott Ph.D. discusses the expectations she presents to her students on meta-analysis and unbiased research requirements and how the use of ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global helps to ensure that comprehensive data sets are included in new research outputs.

Using Dissertations as a Primary Source

Student researcher and published author Ida Joiner discusses how she uses ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global as a core resource that helps her to build towards her own research goals.


Mapping Research Trends with PQDT

Case Study

Mapping Research Trends with PQDT

The University of North Carolina undergoes s project to identify the geographical subjects to identify if there is an American bias.

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Text and Data Mining Projects

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global is one of the most requested data-sets for text and data mining because of its broad historic to present-day coverage and deep and comprehensive data results found in the full-text records. TDM Studio can be used alongside PQDT to easily and efficiently extract data and analyze it. See the list below for articles and projects published by scholars who used ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global data:

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Success Story
Trends in the Evolution of Research and Doctoral Education

Trends in the Evolution of Research and Doctoral Education

Bruce A. Weinberg, Ph.D., Professor of Economics and Public Affairs from The Ohio State University shares how text and data mining of ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global allows researchers to understand doctoral career trajectory patterns.

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Improving Graduate Student Outcomes

Improving Graduate Student Outcomes

Dr. Jearl (Ken) Helvey, Assistant Professor of Education – Doctoral Program at Texas Wesleyan University on how incorporating dissertations into the curriculum improved the doctoral student success at Texas Wesleyan University.

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