ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses: Global (PQDTGlobal) is the world's most comprehensive collection of full-text dissertations and theses. As the official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and as the database of record for graduate research, PQDT Global includes millions of searchable citations to dissertations and theses from 1861 to the present day together with over a million full-text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. Over 2.1 million titles are available for purchase as printed copies. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full-text coverage for older graduate works. It also includes PQDT UK & Ireland content.

More than 70,000 new full-text dissertations and theses are added to the database each year through dissertations publishing partnerships with 700 leading academic institutions worldwide, and collaborative retrospective digitization of dissertations. Full-text dissertations are archived as submitted by the degree-granting institution. Some will be native PDF, some PDF image.

Features include basic and advanced search, a link to field codes to create precise searches, browse by subject or location, and search tips.

ProQuest tutorials

For help using ProQuest, click click here for 2 - 3-minute video tutorials on basic search, advanced search, search results, publication search, and ProQuest thesaurus. Alternatively, contact one of Avondale Library's Reference Librarians who will be happy to help you:

Lake Macquarie Campus Library: 02 4980 2257
Sydney Campus Library: 02 9480 3636