ProQuest Business Dissertations and Theses Now Available on the ebrary Platform

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Continuing integration of ebrary brings new functionality to acclaimed ProQuest content

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The new Business Dissertations and Theses Collection enables scholars to mine emerging research from world-renowned business schools for new ideas and comparative study.

To offer libraries a new avenue for providing patrons with full-text access to scholarly dissertations and theses in a key discipline, ProQuest today announced the availability of a new business & economics subscription collection delivered on the ebrary® platform. With a growing selection of over 2,400 titles in areas such as business administration, emerging markets, economics, public finance, sovereign debt, and marketing, the new Business Dissertations and Theses Collection enables scholars to mine emerging research from world-renowned business schools for new ideas and comparative study.

Acquired by ProQuest in January 2011, ebrary brings new functionality to ProQuest’s robust collection of peer-reviewed dissertations and theses including the ability to highlight, take notes, share bookshelves, and use InfoTools™ for contextual linking to other online resources.

“This project is indicative of the efforts ProQuest is taking to integrate our best-of-breed technologies to help users to maximize their research,” said Austin McLean, Director of Scholarly Communication and Dissertation Publishing for ProQuest. “By offering new collections of dissertations and theses on the ebrary platform, we are able to instantly create a highly interactive, online database with all of the magic of the ebrary interface.”

"We have been developing our platform for over a decade, and it is exciting to integrate and extend it with ProQuest content utilized by libraries around the world,” said Matt Barnes, ebrary’s Vice President of Marketing. “We share ProQuest’s goal of being essential to research, and this is one of many exciting announcements on the horizon.”

ProQuest’s new Business Dissertations and Theses Collection can be enhanced with thousands of relevant e-books from ebrary, available under multiple models including subscription, perpetual archive, patron driven acquisition, and short-term loan. The new package will also soon be integrated with the new ProQuest Platform alongside other ebrary products such as Academic Complete™, providing a comprehensive way to discover and utilize important information from authoritative sources.

Additional benefits of the new collection:

  •     Provides a key source of literature reviews for use by subsequent scholars
  •     Enables the review of research methods and theories as they have evolved throughout history
  •     Provides a model of successful advanced research to provide guidance to subsequent doctoral candidates
  •     Offers a source of metadata for citation analysis for studies of evolving communities of scholars and in the development of theories and research methods
  •     Provides a promotion tool for master’s and doctoral programs, researchers, and advisors in key disciplines

About ebrary (http://www.ebrary.com)
ebrary is a leading provider of e-books and research technology to libraries worldwide. Founded in
1999, the company offers more than 273,000 e-books from over 500 trusted publishers under flexible models including subscription, perpetual archive (purchase), patron driven acquisition, and short-term loans. ebrary is the only e-book provider that enables customers to upload and integrate their own digital materials right from their computers with DASH!™ (Data Sharing, Fast) technology as well as apply cross-referencing with multiple online resources with InfoTools™ technology. A ProQuest® business, ebrary is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, USA.

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