New resource: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses – UK and Ireland

Access to the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses – UK and Ireland collection has been enabled in Library OneSearch. Access to the collection, which can be cross-searched alongside other databases on the platform, is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. The resource is described as follows:

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses — UK & ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland provides details of doctoral theses awarded by institutions in the United Kingdom and Ireland dating back to 1716. Along with detailed descriptive records, including a large proportion of abstracts, the service provides PDF previews of selected theses, where these are available. The collection covers PhD theses in the following subject areas: business, health and medicine, history, literature and language, science and technology, social sciences, and the arts.

Previously, theses records were made available through the Index to Theses service (provided by Expert Information), prior to the ProQuest’s acquisition of the collection. As access to the Index to Theses platform continues to be made available (for the time being, at least), the entry for Index to Theses has been retained in Library OneSearch as an alternate entry point to the dataset.