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Why Make Your Institution’s Research Output Available to International Scholars via ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global?

  • Greater exposure of your university’s graduate works through the world’s most comprehensive and prestigious collection of dissertations and theses.
  • Increase profile of your university and its research output within the scholarly community
  • Increase potential for research collaboration -- more than 200 million hits a year made by researchers accessing electronic theses
  • Preservation copies of graduate works created for the university in analog (microform) and digital formats

How Will Participation in PQDT Global Increase Your Research Profile?

  • PQDT Global is the primary dissertations database in 3,000 academic institutions worldwide
  • PQDT Global is indexed by leading subject indices, putting your graduate works into the primary search tools used by specialist researchers, including: ERIC, GeoRef, Institute of Physics (IOP), MathSciNet, MLA, SciFinder, Sociological Abstracts, and PsycINFO. See full list of index partners
  • Greater exposure = more chance of collaboration and further publication options
  • Greater knowledge of how your scholarly works are being used through usage reporting and the proprietary ProQuest Dissertations Dashboard

Ingest Options

ETD Administrator

  • Cloud-based tool: ETD Administrator
  • Developed with the academic community and continuously updated and improved based upon community feedback
  • Customized for your institution
  • No cost for set up, maintenance or submissions
  • Fast and easy to implement and scale
  • Administration and use of the system is straightforward
  • Ensures consistency of your submission process and maintains compliance with institutional policies
  • Your institution’s forms, embargo policies, and checklists are embedded to support and enhance your processes and workflows
  • Reduce staff time required and potential for confusion and delays
  • Dual Output
    • PQDT Global
    • Your institutional repository

Alternative Ingest Options

For institutions that have an existing reliable electronic submission tool, we offer an alternative ingest option.


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  • Author License Agreement
  • Why Partner with ProQuest flyer

  • Case Studies

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