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ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global (formerly ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT) Full Text) is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses, offering multidisciplinary subject coverage. Constitutes the official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and the database of record for graduate research.

PQDT Full Text includes millions of searchable citations to dissertation and theses from around the world from 1861 to the present day together with over one million full-text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works. Provides 24-page previews of dissertations and theses, where available.

Each dissertation published since July 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts. Simple bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637.

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 through UMI's Digital Archiving and Access Program. Full-text dissertations are archived as submitted by the degree-granting institution. Some will be native PDF, some PDF image.

Offers researchers unlimited access to digital copies from their own institutions as well as affordable copies from others. Over 2.1 million titles are available for purchase as printed copies. 

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1637 to present 
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