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Largest repository of graduate dissertations and theses
5 million works; grows by 200,000 each year
International - content from universities in nearly 100 countries
Accessed by thousands of institutions

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ProQuest Dissertation & Theses Global is the world's most comprehensive curated collection of multi-disciplinary dissertations and theses from around the world, offering nearly 5 million citations and 2.6 million full-text works from thousands of universities.

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For Institutions

  • Complete the library collection with multi-disciplinary primary source content that often can’t be found anywhere else.
  • Access international content coverage from over 3,100 institutions in over 100 countries. Download the stats.(PDF)
  • Simplify searching with a single unified access point for dissertations and theses, making researchers, students, and faculty more efficient.
  • Reduce library ILL costs by reducing the requests to gain access from other universities
For Institutions

For Researchers

  • Discover the latest trends by uncovering the most current cutting edge research before it’s published
  • Develop a reputable historical foundation of research for your topic
  • Conduct deep analysis across the depth and breadth of content for text and data mining opportunities
  • Add a new dimension to literature reviews by searching extensive bibliographies
  • Leverage robust datasets and various methodologies in the Sciences
  • Gather critical primary source content for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, where journals are not as prevalent.

Avoiding Bias by Starting at the Source

Terri Pigott, Professor

Using Dissertations as a Primary Source

Ida Joiner, Author and Graduate Student

Empowering Graduate Students to Achieve Success

Ken Helvey, Assistant Professor

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global is one of the most requested data-sets for text and data mining because of its broad historic to present-day coverage and deep and comprehensive data results found in the full text records. TDM Studio can be used alongside PQDT to easily and efficiently extract data and analyze it. See the list below for articles and projects published by scholars who used ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global data:

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