How does it work?

ProQuest enables dissertations and theses to be indexed in Google Scholar to support discovery of this valuable work and ultimately improve research outcomes for scholars. 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 up to 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 and immediate download. In addition to Google Scholar, dissertations and theses will also be available on as Google Scholar makes metadata available.

What if I change my mind about search engine access?
Graduate authors who prefer not to have their work discoverable via search engines can contact us at

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