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ProQuest Dissertations and Theses – UK & Ireland comprises access to the total bibliographic record and is the only complete set available.

ProQuest is pleased to announce that institutions can now subscribe to the entire bibliographic record of dissertations written in the United Kingdom and Ireland from as far back as 1716, with full abstracts for titles available from 1986 in ‘ProQuest Dissertations and Theses – UK & Ireland’.

Austin McLean, Director of Dissertation Publishing said, ‘ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, a collection of over 2.7 million graduate works from around the world, with over 1.2 million in full-text, is already recognized worldwide because of its comprehensive coverage of the US and North America. We’re delighted to expand that reputation by adding theses’ citations and abstracts from UK and Irish dissertations. Researchers in numerous disciplines have long called for improved access to these critical works and we are pleased to support this global demand for cutting edge research from top UK and Irish institutions.’

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses – UK & Ireland, available as a stand-alone product or an add-on to existing ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, comprises access to the total bibliographic record for all theses produced by UK and Irish universities and is the only complete set available. The database includes complete abstracts from 1986 until the present day.

ProQuest’s new collection of abstracts and citations to UK and Irish dissertations were published by Expert Information’s Index to Theses. Customers of Index to Theses database now have the option to access this exceptional index via the award winning ProQuest platform, allowing cross-searching with other dissertations from around the world in ProQuest’s PQDT database, as well as other databases.

ProQuest’s PQDT collection comprises the world’s largest repository of dissertations.


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21 August 2009

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