08 June 2010 News Releases

ProQuest’s GradShare™ Introduces Blogs

GradShare™, the premier online graduate school support community developed by ProQuest, has launched new GradShare™ Blogs.

“Current awareness is a vital part of academic study that extends well beyond research,” said Jeff Lang, GradShare™’s Community Manager. “The GradShare Blogs provide an unbiased platform where students can get reliable information from different points of view. This is an ideal place to stay informed and get advice on completing a degree.”

In the tradition of this open community, the GradShare™ Blogs are available for free and give insight on various topics relevant to all graduate students, across institutions and subjects – this includes advice on the best research tools, stories from schools around the academe and analysis of the current news affecting graduate students. Bloggers include popular authors, graduate student leaders, and everyday students.

“Gradshare, with its free expert advice, blogs, and community discussions allows us to continue to celebrate the joy of the journey rather than the anguish of the argument in academic and dissertation writing,” said William Waters, co-author of Destination Dissertation and charter member of the GradShare™ Blogs.

To learn more about GradShare™ or become a member of the community, visit www.gradshare.com.

About Gradshare™
Launched in February 2009, GradShare™ gives students the information and support they need to be successful in graduate school. This free community connects students from schools throughout the US and Canada to share their experience with researching, teaching, writing, and balancing school with all of their other commitments. Universities use GradShare™ to recommend local resources in-context, bringing their extensive campus services to the social web. To learn more visit www.gradshare.com.

About ProQuest

ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that provide the most successful ways for people to search, find, use, and share information.

A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the expertise of such respected brands as UMI®, Chadwyck-Healey™, SIRS®, and eLibrary®. With Serials Solutions®, Ulrich's™, RefWorks®, COS™, Dialog® and now Bowker® part of the ProQuest brand family, the company supports the breadth of the information community with innovative discovery solutions that power the business of books and the best in research experience.

More than a content provider or aggregator, ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information. Through innovative, user-centered discovery technology, ProQuest offers billions of pages of global content that includes historical newspapers, dissertations, and uniquely relevant resources for researchers of any level and sophistication—including content not likely to be digitized by others.

The company is nearing launch of an all-new platform that will transform delivery of several highly-regarded individual platforms into a consolidated research experience that will encompass all ProQuest family products over time.  Inspired by its customers and their end users, ProQuest is working toward a future that blends information accessibility with community to further enhance learning and encourage lifelong enrichment.

For more information, please visit www.proquest.com.