Available Proquest Dissertations Theses Database

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses — UK & Ireland (also known as Index to Theses):
The most comprehensive available record of doctoral theses from the United Kingdom and Ireland, now available on ProQuest.

Expanding ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Content Internationally

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses — UK & Ireland (PQDT — UK & Ireland) has been meticulously compiling citations to British and Irish dissertations and theses. The corpus of U.K. and Ireland dissertations and master’s theses in this product currently comprises over half a million records, with some additional 15,000 citations added annually.

The collection offers:

  • The most comprehensive available listing of theses, with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in the United Kingdom and Ireland, since 1716.
  • Access to bibliographic coverage of theses produced by British and Irish universities.
  • Bibliographic listings for content for 1950-1986.
  • Abstracts for content since 1986.

Complete records, with the most comprehensive coverage

A growing number of open-access U.K. and Ireland theses are listed on institutional repositories, but they are only a small percentage of the total number of theses produced annually.

Unlike institutional repositories, PQDT — UK & Ireland does not rely on individual academics to upload their works, ensuring coverage from leading British universities. PQDT — UK & Ireland also offers consistent bibliographic standards across all records, and easy cross searching of all  U.K. graduate works, as well as global coverage when combined with ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT).

Valued content that’s affordable and precise

The United Kingdom and Ireland boast many of the world’s leading research universities. Graduate works from British and Irish institutions have been frequently requested by ProQuest’s existing PQDT customers.

And because PQDT — UK & Ireland is on the ProQuest platform, other benefits include:

  • No need for training: PQDT — UK & Ireland is as easy as using PQDT. Access this unique collection of dissertation records without having to learn how to navigate a new interface.
  • Cross search with other ProQuest products for higher usage rates, with less library administration.
  • Search PQDT — UK & Ireland records concurrently with PQDT to provide your library users with a complete view of English-language dissertations and theses.
  • No more searching across multiple databases; it’s all in one place!
  • No unique set up or software required.

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  • Upgrade offers for PQDT – Full Text
  • Digitization and archiving of your retrospective dissertations
  • Special discounts on large orders or dissertation copy purchases

Complete Your Collection

Dissertations and theses complete your library collection by surfacing original research that can often be the only source of information on a given topic.

Simplify Searching with a Single Unified Access Point for Dissertations and Theses

Comprehensive historic and ongoing coverage from universities ensures effective, efficient results.

Significant and Growing International Coverage

Content partners for PQDT Global include University College London, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of Cardiff, University of Leicester, University of Aberdeen, University of Bath and University of Valencia.

Offer Critical Support for Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

In disciplines where journals are not the primary form of scholarly communication, dissertations offer access to significant primary research that is not published in any other format and they surface seminal ideas from notable scholars.

Enhance Research in the Sciences

Dissertations provide additional context for research published in journals or conference proceedings while surfacing hard to find information such as negative results.

Add a New Dimension to Literature Reviews

Dissertations are an important and valuable tool for literature reviews, with deep coverage and extensive bibliographies that surface sources and ideas that would otherwise be missed.

Expose Research in Depth

Audio, video, data, survey instruments, and other types of digital files are included for thousands of works.

Reduce Library ILL Costs

Reduce resources and costs to gain access to dissertations and theses.

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