Dissertations & Theses @ is a service for universities whose graduate students actively publish their doctoral dissertations and/or master's theses with ProQuest Dissertation Publishing. Available to qualifying institutions on the ProQuest platform, Dissertations & Theses @ provides individual universities with access to the citations and abstracts of dissertations and theses their graduate students have published through ProQuest Dissertation Publishing. In addition to citations and abstracts, the service provides free access to 24 page previews and the full text in PDF format, when available. In most cases, this will be graduate works published in 1997 forward.
Access to a university's Dissertations & Theses @ account is based on the IP ranges associated with the university campus. The complete name of the account will be listed on the ProQuest database list as Dissertations & Theses @ <university name>, where <university name> is the name of the school in question. Dissertations & Theses @ accounts act as a subset of the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) database, and can be searched in conjunction with PQDT and other databases on the ProQuest platform. A subscription to PQDT is not required to obtain a Dissertations & Theses @ account, but they complement each other nicely.
If your institution qualifies for a Dissertations & Theses @ account, and you would like to enroll in the service, please fill out our enrollment form.
To learn more about ProQuest’s dissertation & thesis services and products, please visit our Dissertation Services web pages.
The Dissertations & Theses @ service was formerly called Current Research @. With its December 2006 migration to the ProQuest platform, the Current Research @ service was re-named to Dissertations & Theses @.
ANN ARBOR, MI, October 2, 2017 – Following the indexing of millions of scholarly articles in Google Scholar in 2015, ProQuest and Google are expanding their collaborationby indexing almost half a million full text dissertations from the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global™database (PQDT), the leading source of emerging research from the world’s great universities.
Google Scholar users can now seamlessly discover and access this set of full text dissertations in their libraries’ subscription collections. The user experience is improved and libraries benefit from increased usage for their content investment.
“Dissertations are excellent sources for finding emerging research and new voices,” said Allan Lu, Vice President Research Tools, Services and Platforms. “ProQuest has curated this content over decades and we’re continually looking for ways to simplify its discovery and access.”
Linking and access to the dissertations from Google Scholar is automatic and requires no intervention by the library. An authenticated ProQuest® dissertations user searching Google Scholar will be recognized by the ProQuest platform and connect to the full text in their library’s collection. Users who are not recognized are sent to a landing page where they can purchase the dissertation or access the first 24 pages at no charge. Dissertations that have been published using the ProQuest Open Access publishing model are available to all users for free.
Excellent sources of original research on specific topics, dissertations are a crucial form of scholarly communication. They are vehicles for testing and presenting new ideas and trends and often contain data and results of lab experiments, fieldwork, surveys, and statistics that journal articles don’t include. Dissertations also provide valuable context for learning about faculty, institutions, and fellow scholars. For the researcher, the deep coverage and extensive bibliographies included in dissertations uncover sources and ideas that might otherwise be missed. On the ProQuest platform, PQDT provides fast and seamless access to 2 million full-text works and 4.5 million abstracts – all cross-referenced to scholarly content across the library’s online content environment.
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