CAMBRIDGE, UK, January 27, 2021 – Marmara University (MU) is the first institution in Turkey to showcase its graduate works in the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global (PQDT) database, the leading source of emerging research from universities around the world. Located in Istanbul, MU is renowned for its research in medicine, law and fine arts.
The ProQuest database will soon include MU's PhD and Masters full-text dissertations and theses from 1983 to today, a collection that will continue to grow each year. MU's works will also be broadly discoverable via citations in major subject indexes and Google Scholar, giving authors more visibility and recognition for their research output. MU can also track, monitor and see trends in usage with the new ETD Dashboard.
"Being the first Turkish academic institution to contribute graduate works to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global is exciting, as it will raise our global profile and will further our mission as a pioneering, international and contemporary university," said Güssün Güneş, Library Director for MU Libraries.
"Today, all universities in Turkey have access to PQDT through the TUBITAK ULAKBIM consortium, and will now be able to search Marmara research alongside the global scholarly output," said Angela D'Agostino, Vice President of Product Management at ProQuest. "In addition to improving research efficiencies for Turkish researchers, we are now happy to be able to amplify the Turkish research output from MU by disseminating it to our global user base."
Dissertations and theses often provide the most up-to-date, comprehensive and sometimes unique research on a particular subject. The fast and seamless discovery of more than 5 million works in PQDT – 2.7 million in full text – improves access to this important content. The full spectrum of content in PQDT is also available in ProQuest One Academic.
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About Marmara University
Marmara University is a pioneering, international and contemporary university with a reputation for building value in science, culture, arts and sports while prioritizing social values, sustainability, lifelong learning and multicultural education. Marmara University is one of the top 10 universities in Turkey, and among the top 1,000 universities in the world – as ranked by the ARWU Shangai Ranking, CWTS Leiden, SCIMAGO and University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP).
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