Doctoral dissertations have long been entrusted to UMI ProQuest, which offers dissertations electronically, along with the traditional hard-copy alternatives of soft.
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exhaustive online collections of legislative content and highly respected statistical works, while UPA included deep historical content sets.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.Thesis or Dissertation. S. Joseph Levine, Ph.D. Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan USA ([email protected])) Become a Fan.
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. It is customary for students to have theses and dissertations deposited with ProQuest/UMI.
If students wish, they can publish their dissertations and theses on ProQuest/UMI. Adrian Dominican School of Education (ADSOE) Dissertation and Thesis Binding Information and Cost. The limit of databases that you can select for a multifile search session is based upon database segments rather than actual databases.
The Ovid multifile segment limit is set at to avoid impacting your search sessions. Search “ProQuest Dissertations” in the Database Finder search box, which will bring up the ProQuest Advanced Search interface Search by Publication no., Author (last name, first name), or Document Title.
For dissertations and theses from and later, it is possible in Advanced Search to limit by academic department. Titles published since are available in PDF digital format and have page previews available.
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