9/18/2013

Thesis and Dissertation Writers - Show the World Your Work!

You've put in all that work. Your thesis/dissertation has been accepted. You're ready to turn print copies in to Langsdale for binding. But, did you know that you can also put an electronic copy into a database that is accessible by researchers worldwide?  At no charge to you?

If you are writing a doctoral dissertation, you probably know about the requirement to submit a copy to ProQuest. If you are writing a master's thesis, you may not have heard of ProQuest, as it is a requirement for only those in certain programs. What you may not know is how submitting to ProQuest can benefit you.

Langsdale subscribes to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Full Text (listed on our databases page as "Digital Dissertations & Theses"), as do many other universities and research institutions. You can check it out at
here.

As a subscriber, you can not only search but also retrieve the full text of hundreds of thousands of theses and dissertations. Even if a researcher is not affiliated with a subscribing institution, s/he can search the abstracts.  And your research will forever be known to the research world!

When it comes time for you to submit your thesis or dissertation to the library, you will find instructions here. These instructions give information on submitting your thesis or dissertation to Digital Dissertations for those for whom it is a requirement. Even if you are not required to do so, think about submitting anyway. Anyone can submit their thesis or dissertation to ProQuest. (Did I mention that it's free?) 

To get more information about how ProQuest can help authors (you!), visit their website

Questions? Contact Betty Landesman, head of Technical Services and Content Management at Langsdale Library, 410-837-4204, blandesman@ubalt.edu.

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