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Free customizable tool and workflow support
Supports IR submission
Enhances visibility of graduate output to a global audience

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ETD Dissemination Program

Including dissertations and theses in ProQuest means amplifying your research by making it available in a unified repository. By including your works in ProQuest Dissertations & Theses GlobalTM, they can be studied in the context of generations of historical and ongoing scholarship.

Student Authors

For Student Authors


  • Exposure to the global research community
  • Inclusion in intensive research projects for text and data mining
  • Intellectual property protection against plagiarism
  • Maintain currency of research through the linking to various media types
  • Generate income through royalty payments
  • Order printed copies and other author services at discounted rates.

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For Institutions


  • Inclusion in a prestigious scholarly community of the top research institutions in the world
  • Enhanced discoverability through ProQuest’s editorial process of removing errors and improving metadata fields
  • Complementing your open access strategy with links to your Institutional Repository and indexing through Google Scholar and 28 Subject-specific indexes
  • Insights into usage statistics that demonstrate impact
  • Freely available Dissertations@ website for internal discovery and access to dissertations from your institution

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ETD Administrator

FREE Best-in-Class ETD Workflow tool

Save time and build efficiency into your dissertation approval process through the web-based application, ETD Administrator at no cost. Configurable to each institution’s workflow needs, it provides an online submission, review, and approval process for electronic theses and dissertations. This tool is freely available to any institution to use.

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  • Configurable to meet institution’s specific author rights and workflow needs
  • Committee Review options available
  • Provides student authors with options to purchase print copies and publishing services
  • ETD Dashboard usage metrics and benchmarking insights of your institution’s output​

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ARC (Automated Retrieval of Content)

FREE and Easy Way to be Included

For institutions with an existing electronic submission process, we offer Automated Retrieval of Content (ARC) at no cost. It is a simple, harvesting process that collects, archives, and preserves the university’s dissertations and theses.


  • No effort required by the university​, takes place monthly for quick global dissemination
  • Embargoed content is honored in accordance with author requests
  • Enhanced metadata records can be returned for increased discoverability within your own institutional repository
  • ETD Dashboard usage metrics and benchmarking insights of your institution’s output​

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Automated Retrieval of Content

ETD Dashboard

FREE Tool to Analyze your Influence

When you become a content contributor to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global you receive complimentary access to the ETD Dashboard. The ETD Dashboard provides a visual summary of your institution’s theses and dissertation usage so you can measure and validate the success and impact of opening your research to the world.


  • Use data to support funding initiatives and grant writing
  • Leverage comparison data and retrieval numbers to promote your university in marketing efforts for faculty and student recruitment
  • Educate graduate students about the impact of disseminating their research to the global scholarly community

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