The database incorporates ongoing additions for dissertations and theses accepted as recently as last semester.
Subject coverage includes social sciences, arts & humanities, science & technology, medical sciences, business, and economics.
According to this same source, a little over 1800 of these open access (IRs) host dissertations and theses.
Over time, a good number of the institutions hosting these repositories have successfully increased the variety of content deposited to their IRs.
As subscriptions to important scholarly journals continued to soar throughout the late 1990s and into the next decade, faculty and librarians sought ways to exercise greater control over the access and dissemination of their institutional scholarly work.
The idea of each institution providing free and "open access" to the work of their own scholars was thought to be an approach that, not only would be more cost effective than subscriptions, but would allow the work to enjoy wider visibility.), 3291 of these repositories are "open access" and 2800 of the open access repositories are identified as "institutional" repositories.
This page is for the use of people interested in learning about the evolution of Pro Quest's support of its institutional publishing partners and their campus repositories.
Over the last decade, Pro Quest has actively supported its partners' interest in increasing access to and dissemination of their scholarly work.
Like many colleges and universities, Northeastern has implemented an Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) program to replace the traditional practice of depositing print copies of theses and dissertations in the library. You will submit your thesis or dissertation electronically to Pro Quest/UMI Dissertation Publishing, where it will be made available through the Pro Quest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT) database.
Because PQDT only permits full-text access to subscribers, your thesis or dissertation will also be made openly available in the Library's Digital Repository Service (DRS), Scholarly Communication Librarian, with any additional questions or comments about the university's ETD program.