Cambridge, U.K., August 27, 2020. The University of Liverpool has joined the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses publishing program and will now contribute its graduate students' dissertations and theses to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global (PQDT), the leading global source of emerging research from universities around the world.
Thousands of publications from The University of Liverpool, a Russell Group university and a leading research and scholarship institution in the U.K., will be accessible by PQDT users around the globe and will be broadly discoverable via citations in major subject indexes and Google Scholar. Through publication in PQDT, Liverpool's graduate students will gain even more international visibility and recognition for their critically important work.
Dissertations and theses often provide the most up-to-date research on a particular subject and are crucial to the global academic community. Now, researchers at more than 3,100 universities from around the world will have access to the thousands of dissertations and theses published at the University of Liverpool.
"The University of Liverpool is strongly committed to making its research output openly available, and the full text of Ph.D. works completed here can be found on our University Repository. By making that content available through other services like ProQuest's well-known and highly used PQDT, we will expose our research to a wider audience and maximize its impact," said Phil Sykes, University Librarian at the University of Liverpool. "In addition to heightening the research profile of our Ph.D. students, we hope that adding our works to this repository will create new opportunities for discovery and innovation around the globe."
"We're honored to welcome the University of Liverpool to PQDT and we share their commitment to making their publications more widely available to scholars around the world," said Angela D'Agostino, Vice President of Product Management at ProQuest. "The addition of Liverpool's content to PQDT will give researchers access to an even richer collection of emerging research across all disciplines. In addition, the work that ProQuest does to enrich and disseminate high-quality metadata to subject-specific search indexes will help increase the visibility of open-access dissertations and theses in Liverpool's repository."
Originally created in 1939 in microfilm format, PQDT has grown to meet the increasing demand of the global research community to archive and disseminate graduate works. Their extensive bibliographies are often relied upon to surface sources that might otherwise be missed.
The fast and seamless discovery of more than 5 million works in PQDT – 2.6 million in full text – improves access to this important content. Cross-searching with other scholarly material on the ProQuest platform simplifies research workflows even further, saving time for users and broadening the scope of their searches. The full spectrum of content in PQDT is also available in ProQuest One Academic.
About the University of Liverpool
Founded in 1881 as the original "red brick," the University of Liverpool is one of the U.K.'s leading research-intensive higher education institutions with an annual income of £577.7 million, including £98.6 million for research. Consistently ranked in the top 200 universities worldwide, Liverpool is a member of the prestigious Russell Group and has a global reach and influence that reflects its academic heritage as one of the country's largest civic institutions.
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