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Proquest ETD (Electronic Theses and Dissertations)

UCL students have the option to make their electronic dissertations and theses (ETD) commercially available through ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) or freely available via PQDT Open. Each dissertation and thesis published by ProQuest is listed in the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) database, through which academic researchers around the world can gain access to your published graduate work.

  • PQDT is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the world containing nearly 3 million searchable citations in PQDT - Abstract & Index. In addition, over 1 million full-text dissertations are available for download in PDF format via PQDT - Full Text. More than 80,000 new full text dissertations and theses are added to the database each year through dissertations publishing partnerships with 700 leading academic institutions worldwide.
  • PQDT is available on the Web through ProQuest™, a premier information access and retrieval system. It is suitable for all types of researchers whether they are online novices or information professionals.
  • ProQuest also submits your work for inclusion in leading subject and discipline indexes, such as MLA, MathSciNet, SciFinder, Sociological Abstracts, ERIC, Institute of Physics (IOP), PsycINFO, etc. enhancing the visibility of your work.
  • Online subscriptions allow unlimited searching for a set fee and, depending on an institution's subscription type, access to the full text of dissertations and theses in PDF format (where available).
  • Authors wishing to submit their dissertation or thesis to PQDT retain sole and complete ownership over their work. ProQuest does not require exclusive distribution rights, so there is no conflict with the UCL requirement that you deposit your e-thesis as a condition of award. Embargoes can be applied in the same way that you can restrict access to your e-thesis in UCL Discovery.
  • Authors selecting the Traditional publishing option in PQDT are eligible for royalties for sales in all formats - print, microfilm and electronic. Authors selecting the Open Access Publishing PLUS option are not eligible for royalties.
  • Publishing your dissertation or thesis with ProQuest provides you with a legitimate citation for your curriculum vitae and an ISBN, making it easy for other scholars to refer to and cite your work.
  • Authors wishing to submit their thesis or dissertation to ProQuest must do so via their institution. Submission and technical information for PQDT at UCL will be available soon. If you have any questions please contact discovery@ucl.ac.uk.

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