May 18, 2022

ProQuest Begins Working With Elsevier (Ei Compendex) and The Philosopher’s Index to Make Relevant Dissertations More Discoverable

From ProQuest:

ProQuest is teaming with a variety of other information providers to improve ease of access to dissertations and theses by making them discoverable in context with other relevant content.


The content being indexed comes from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global (PQDT Global), the seminal repository of intellectual property and emerging research from the world’s great universities – now discoverable in more than 35 scholarly databases


“Ei Compendex is often described by users as being the most precise and comprehensive engineering literature research database available,” said Judy Salk, Director of Product Management–Content, Engineering Village. “The addition of ProQuest Dissertations, with a focus on all engineering and engineering-related disciplines – fully integrated within Ei Compendex and indexed with the Ei Thesaurus controlled vocabulary – provides an important source of additional context and new ideas.”

In the Humanities, ProQuest is teaming with the Philosopher’s Information Center, publisher of The Philosopher’s Index. Philosophy dissertations will be discoverable via The Philosopher’s Index, supporting a burgeoning demand by researchers and educators to find and use content beyond scholarly journal articles and books.

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