ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global - Full text is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses. The official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and the database of record for graduate research. PQDT - Full Text includes 2.4 million dissertation and theses citations from around the world from 1861 to the present day together with 1 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.
More than 60,000 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.
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The username and password that you have is probably searching all the Proquest databases that your institution subscribes to.
It is possible for your institution to ask Proquest to segment the databases on their Z39.50 server. Then they will be issued individual usernames for each database. You use the same connection file, but the username that you input will determine which database is searched. See information on the Proquest website:
This is a good option for many of the Proquest databases, and much more useful than searching them all simultaneously. However it does not work well for the Dissertations and Theses database. The records do not import with the degree type or the university.
You would do better to search the Proquest Dissertations and Theses database on the web, and use the direct export facility to get the records into EndNote. This is easy and works well.
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