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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exhaustive online collections of legislative content and highly respected statistical works, while UPA included deep historical content sets.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.Search this database initiativeblog.com ProQuest (Firm), compiler, issuing body.
Contents/Summary. Summary Searchable and browsable database of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from to the present day. It also offers full text for graduate works added since , along with selected full text for works written.
Aerospace Database - current (ProQuest) (link is external) This database provides content from AIAA and NASA. Periodicals, conference papers, trade journals, magazines, books, patents and technical reports, with indexing back to the 's.
Covers applied research in the aerospace and space sciences. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global (PQDT Global) is the world's most comprehensive collection of full-text dissertations and theses and is the official digital dissertations archive for .
Learn how to search for dissertations in the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. Video Transcript: The ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database contains information about doctoral dissertations and master’s theses including: citations for dissertations beginning in , abstracts for dissertations published from forward, and full-text from on.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Database (PQDT) - With more than million entries, the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) database is the most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the world.
Students, faculty, and other researchers search the database for titles related to their scholarly interests.
Searchable and browsable database of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from to the present day. It also offers full text for graduate works added since , along with selected full text for works written prior to