07 October 2021 News Releases, Academic, Librarian, Faculty

Two Nigerian Institutions Contribute Graduate Works to the ProQuest® Dissertations & Theses Global™ Database

Researchers worldwide will gain access to graduate works from University of Abuja and the Center for Bioethics and Research

CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM, October 7, 2021 – Two Nigerian higher-education institutions – University of Abuja and the Center for Bioethics and Research (CBR) – will include their graduate research in ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global, the largest curated database of theses and dissertations in the world.

Dissertations and theses from University of Abuja and CBR are now accessible by ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global users globally and will be broadly discoverable via citations in major subject indexes and Google Scholar, giving authors greater visibility and recognition for their research output. More than 4 million researchers at 3,100 universities will have access to content authored by graduates of these leading Nigerian institutions.

“Adding our graduate works to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global will raise our global profile and will further our mission as an international university focused on research excellence,” said Professor Abdul-Rasheed Na'Allah, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Abuja. “We’re honored to use this opportunity to open new paths to collaboration with researchers around the world.”

“For more than two decades, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global has been amplifying the reach and impact of institutions worldwide,” said Angela D’Agostino, Vice President of Product Management at ProQuest. “The addition of graduate works from the University of Abuja and the CBR will enhance the visibility and discoverability of Nigeria’s groundbreaking research and allow authors to make meaningful contributions to the ongoing global scholarly discussion. We’re committed to ensuring every voice is heard.”

University of Abuja and CBR join other longstanding Nigerian contributors to the database, including Kwara State University, whose works were some of the most accessed content on ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global earlier this year. Primary citations will appear in Google Scholar and other major subject indexes, and the contributing schools can also track, monitor and see trends in usage with ProQuest‘s new, free-to-use ETD Dashboard tool.

The fast and seamless discovery of more than 5 million works in ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global – 2.7 million in full text – improves access to this important content. 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 ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global is also available in the ProQuest One™ Academic database.

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About University of Abuja (www.uniabuja.edu.ng)

The University of Abuja was established on January 1, 1988 as a dual-mode university with the mandate to run both conventional and distance learning academic programs. It was the first University in Nigeria to assume such a dual mandate at inception. The University currently has nine faculties, a College of Health Sciences, a School of Remedial Studies, a Centre for Distance Learning, an Institute of Education and a School of Postgraduate Studies, among others. With a student population in excess of 55,000 and close to 3,400 staff, the University’s mission is to provide instructional, research and public service programs appropriate to a university of high standing that guarantees academic excellence.

About Center for Bioethics and Research (https://bioethicscenter.net)

The Center for Bioethics and Research (CBR), which now includes the West African Bioethics Training Program (WAB), was established in 2004 through a grant from the Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), with overarching goal of building bioethics capacity in West Africa. It does this by combining modern bioethics with exploration of the religious, socio-cultural, and colonial heritage of West Africa and uses the result to engage in bioethical inquiry and contribute to the global discourse on bioethics.

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