Your library may be able to provide access to the dissertation you're looking for. Whether you are looking for a specific graduate work, or want to find out what dissertations or theses have been written on a particular subject, ProQuest provides a variety of tools to help.
Virtually every major research library in the world provides access to the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) database through one of several formats:
- ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Database (PQDT) - With more than 2.3 million entries, the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) database is the most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the world. Students, faculty, and other researchers search the database for titles related to their scholarly interests. Of the millions of graduate works listed, we offer over 1.9 million in full text format. PQDT is a subscription database, so consult your library for availability.
- Dissertations & Theses @ - Dissertations & Theses @ is a service for ProQuest’s active university publishing partners. The service provides a university's academic community with free access to citations and abstracts for graduate works from that university. For graduate works published from 1997 forward, a full text PDF will usually be available for free download as well.
- Dissertation Alerts - Dissertation Alerts is an individualized search service for those who lack library access to the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) database. Using the keywords you specify, we review the entire database and retrieve up to 500 titles per search. To request a Dissertation Alerts search, contact us at email@example.com.
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Dissertations & Theses @ is a service for universities whose graduate students actively publish their doctoral dissertations and/or master's theses with ProQuest Dissertation Publishing. Available to qualifying institutions on the ProQuest platform, Dissertations & Theses @ provides individual universities with access to the citations and abstracts of dissertations and theses their graduate students have published through ProQuest Dissertation Publishing. In addition to citations and abstracts, the service provides free access to 24 page previews and the full text in PDF format, when available. In most cases, this will be graduate works published in 1997 forward.
Access to a university's Dissertations & Theses @ account is based on the IP ranges associated with the university campus. The complete name of the account will be listed on the ProQuest database list as Dissertations & Theses @ <university name>, where <university name> is the name of the school in question. Dissertations & Theses @ accounts act as a subset of the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) database, and can be searched in conjunction with PQDT and other databases on the ProQuest platform. A subscription to PQDT is not required to obtain a Dissertations & Theses @ account, but they complement each other nicely.
If your institution qualifies for a Dissertations & Theses @ account, and you would like to enroll in the service, please fill out our enrollment form.
To learn more about ProQuest’s dissertation & thesis services and products, please visit our Dissertation Services web pages.
The Dissertations & Theses @ service was formerly called Current Research @. With its December 2006 migration to the ProQuest platform, the Current Research @ service was re-named to Dissertations & Theses @.