29 March 2021 News Releases, Academic, Faculty, Librarian, Student/Researcher

Maynooth University, One of Ireland’s Fastest-Growing Institutions, Joins ProQuest® Dissertations & Theses Collection

Researchers worldwide will gain access to PhD and Master’s theses and dissertations from respected Irish research institution

CAMBRIDGE, UK, March 29, 2021 – Maynooth University, also known as The National University of Ireland Maynooth, is one of the first Irish institutions to include its graduate research in the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global® (PQDT) database, the largest curated collection of theses and dissertations in the world.

The ProQuest database will include more than 1,200 full-text PhD and Master’s theses and dissertations from Maynooth University, as well as future graduate research submitted at Maynooth on an ongoing basis. These works will be accessible by PQDT users globally and will be broadly discoverable via citations in major subject indexes and Google Scholar, giving Maynooth’s authors greater visibility and recognition for their research outputs.

Dissertations and theses often provide the most up-to-date, comprehensive and sometimes unique research on specific subjects. Now, more than 4 million researchers at 3,100 universities will have access to content authored by Maynooth graduates. Maynooth can also track, monitor and see trends in usage with the new ETD Dashboard.

“As a publicly funded, research intensive institution, it is incumbent on us to ensure our world-class research is as accessible to a global audience as possible,” said Fiona Morley, Head of Digital Programmes and Information Systems at Maynooth University Library. “We see this partnership as a key pillar in this.”

“On the heels of St. Patrick’s Day, we are honored to welcome Maynooth University to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. We look forward to working with them to help maximize the discoverability of their researchers’ work,” said Angela D’Agostino, Vice President of Product Management at ProQuest. “PQDT continues to grow in usage and in international content, and the addition of Maynooth’s graduate works will enhance Ireland’s representation in other research conducted worldwide.”

Originally created in 1939 in microfilm format, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global has grown to more than 5 million works, with 2.7 million in full text. Cross-searching with other scholarly material on the ProQuest platform simplifies research workflows even further, saving time for users and broadening the scope of their searches. The full spectrum of content in PQDT is also available in ProQuest One Academic.

Learn more about ProQuest’s dissertations and theses publishing options.

About Maynooth University

Maynooth University is one of the four constituent universities of the National University of Ireland and in 2019 was placed in the global top 50 universities under 50 years old in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The University is a modern institution – dynamic, research-led, engaged, and grounded in the traditions of liberal education. With more than 12,000 students, Maynooth is Ireland’s fastest-growing university.

The University has major research institutes and centres in the areas of: humanities; social sciences; mathematics, computation and communication; human health; business and service innovation; climate change; and Geocomputation.

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