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Businesses[ edit ] ProQuest was founded as a microfilm publisher. By JunePower worked in two rented rooms from a downtown Ann Arbor funeral parlor, specializing in microphotography to preserve library collections.
Power also noticed a niche market in dissertations publishing. Students were often forced to publish their own works in order to finish their doctoral degree. Dissertations could be published more cheaply as microfilm than as books.
ProQuest still publishes so many dissertations that its Dissertations and Theses collection formerly called Digital Dissertations has been declared the official U. The company's main newspaper database is ProQuest NewsStand.
Xerox owned the company for a time in the s and s; the name of the company changed several times in this period, from University Microfilms to Xerox University Microfilms, to University Microfilms International, then shortened to UMI. At a time when modem connections were slow and expensive, it was more efficient to mail database CD-ROMs regularly to subscribing libraries, who installed the discs on dedicated PCs.
An online service called ProQuest Direct was launched in ; its name was later shortened to just ProQuest. Inthe company announced the " Digital Vault Initiative ", purported to include 5. While work continues to digitize the contents of the microfilm vault, ProQuest is already providing navigation of billion digital pages, including nearly 20 million pages of newspaper content dating from pre-Revolutionary War America.
During the — fiscal years, as well as the first three quarters of the fiscal year, ProQuest systematically overstated its net income. Cumulatively, pre-tax profits were overstated by Also inthe company acquired Copley Publishing Group.
InProQuest LLC acquired complete ownership of RefWorksa web-based citation manager of which it had been part owner since CIS produced one of the world's most exhaustive online collections of legislative content and highly respected statistical works, while UPA included deep historical content sets.
The acquisition included digital products and an expansive microfilm vault that would leverage ProQuest's strength in conversion from film to searchable electronic formats.Businesses.
ProQuest was founded as a microfilm publisher. It began publishing doctoral dissertations in , has published more than 3 million searchable dissertations and theses, [non-primary source needed] and is designated as an offsite digital archive for the United States Library of Congress.
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March 14, This database is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from to the present day and offering full text for graduate works added since , along with selected full text for works written prior to NEXUS - National Research Foundation (NRF) This is a very specialised search. Please ask your Campus Information Librarian for assistance.; ProQuest: Dissertations & Theses Global Full Text; National ETD Portal - South African theses and dissertations (NRF). The World’s Largest Curated Collection of Dissertations and Theses. As the official offsite dissertations repository for the U.S. Library of Congress, ProQuest is committed to preserving, collecting and distributing graduate works from institutions all over the world.
Introduction. This guide has been created to assist my graduate students in thinking through the many aspects of crafting, implementing and defending a thesis or dissertation. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global offers access to 4 million citations to dissertations and theses from around the world from to the present day together with over two million full text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format.
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