May 28, 2022

Acquisition: ProQuest Acquires UK's Expert Information, Publisher of Index to Theses and

Content from Expert Information’s Index to Theses and has been available via PQDT [ProQuest Dissertation and Theses]: U.K. & Ireland database. According to the company, “The publishing program behind Expert Information’s products will expand to meet the global information needs of researchers.”

More info from the PQ News Release:

ProQuest has acquired U.K.-based Expert Information, publishers of Index to Theses and, premier sources of hundreds of thousands of citations and abstracts for British and Irish dissertations and master’s theses.


Expert Information abstracts and indexes more than a half million dissertations and theses, covering more than seventy years and continually growing by nearly 20,000 records per year. *


Approximately 99% of North American graduate degree-granting institutions contribute their students’ works to the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database, enabling them to be easily discovered and accessed.  Chosen by United States Library of Congress as the official archive of American dissertations, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses encompasses more than one quarter of a billion pages.  Its 1.4 million digital dissertations and 2.9 million records create a unique and continually growing trove of research.

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* As of June 29, 2011 (Volume 60. 3rd update of 8): has 563,751 theses in collection (331,029 of which have abstracts)

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