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Thursday, January 04, 2007

December update to PQDT

ProQuest Information and Learning has completed the December 2006 update to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT).  From the site:

With the December 2006 release of PQDT successfully completed, there is only one more migration phase, currently scheduled for some time in the second half of 2007. When the final migration phase is released, ProQuest will also retire PQDD [ProQuest Digital Dissertations] as a dissertation database access point....

[S]ome of the highlights of the December 2006 release include:

  • Release of "Dissertations & Theses @" - Previously known as "Current Research @", this feature allows universities that actively publish dissertations and theses with UMI Dissertation Publishing to view all of their own university's titles free of charge on the ProQuest platform. Titles from the university already in PQDT in full-text PDF will be available as free downloads....