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    Summon: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Databases Update

    • Product: Summon

    What has changed with the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses databases?

    Summon has recently completed some changes that help improve the user-experience when viewing ProQuest Dissertations & Theses results within Summon. Some of these changes involved the creation of new Dissertations & Theses-related databases in our knowledgebase. Inclusion of the full title list for ProQuest Dissertations & Theses in the 360 KB knowledgebase is still in-progress. A subsequent article for 360 KB will be posted when more information is available.

    What has been changed?

    Previously there had been an issue where all ProQuest Dissertations & Theses results were displaying as citation only even if an institution had a full-text subscription to the content.

    With the recent changes made, the full-text indicator should now display for institutions who have a full-text or partial full-text subscription to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, and who have the appropriate databases selected within their Client Center profile.


    Selecting the Appropriate Databases in the Client Center

    Use the below tables to find the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses databases that are appropriate for your institution and its subscription, and then select those databases in the Client Center. If you are unsure of which databases you need to select, please contact Support (clients@proquest.com) for further assistance.

    For instructions on how to subscribe to databases in the Client Center, please refer to the following article:

    360 Core: Adding Databases in the Client Center

    NOTE: While anyone is able to select any of the databases listed below in their Client Center profile, unless you have an existing ProQuest Dissertations & Theses subscription, you will only be able to view the citation and not the full-text content on ProQuest s platform.

    Common Subscription Scenarios

    To help guide you in determining what specific databases to select in Client Center for ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, we ve laid out the most common scenarios that apply to most institutions when choosing databases.

    Full Text North American Subscription:

    If you have a subscription to the full-text, North American (US & Canada) version of ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, then please select the following database(s) in your Client Center profile:
    Database Code Database Name
    C16 ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Full Text


    Full Text Global Subscription:

    If you have a subscription to the full-text, global version of ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, then please select the following database(s) in your Client Center profile:
    Database Code Database Name
    G20 ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global


    Institution-Specific Subscription:

    If you have a subscription to an institution-specific version of ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, then please select the institution-specific database, as well as the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I database only.

    Example:

    University of Idaho would select the following databases in the Client Center:

    Database Code Database Name
    EU9 ProQuest Dissertations and Theses A&I
    0N3 Dissertations & Theses @ University of Idaho

    NOTE: It is important in this scenario to only select your institution-specific database and the A&I database. Please do not also select the full-text database, as it may result in an inaccurate availability status for certain records in your subscription.


    A&I Subscription:

    If you have a subscription to the A&I version of ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, then please select the following database(s) in your Client Center profile:

    Database Code Database Name
    EU9 ProQuest Dissertations and Theses A&I

    NOTE: It is important in this scenario to only select the Dissertations & Theses A&I database if that is what you are subscribed to. Please do not also select the full-text database, as it may result in an inaccurate availability status for certain records in your subscription.

    ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Databases

    The below tables list all of the currently active ProQuest Dissertations & Theses databases in our knowledgebase. These are broken out based on specific type of database.

    A&I Databases:
    Database Code Database Name
    EU9 ProQuest Dissertations and Theses A&I
    P6D ProQuest Dissertations and Theses A&I: The Humanities and Social Sciences Collection
    M8- ProQuest Dissertations and Theses A&I: The Sciences and Engineering Collection
    GI4 Dissertations and Theses: UK & Ireland
    *Note: it will be renamed to ProQuest Dissertations and Theses: UK & Ireland in Sept 2014


    Full Text Databases:

    Database Code Database Name
    C16 ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Full Text
    0U. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Full Text: Europe
    G20 ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
    H8H ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: Agriculture
    H8I ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: Historical German Collection
    G84 ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: Open
    H8K ProQuest Dissertations and Theses: Latin America
    H8L ProQuest Dissertations and Theses: Mathematics
    H8M ProQuest Dissertations and Theses: Medicine and Surgery
    H8O ProQuest Dissertations and Theses: Pennsylvania
    H8P ProQuest Dissertations and Theses: Religion
    H8Q ProQuest Dissertations and Theses: Southeast Asia
    H8R ProQuest Dissertations and Theses: The Humanities and Social Sciences Collection
    H8S ProQuest Dissertations and Theses: The Sciences and Engineering Collection


    Institution-Specific Databases:

    Please see the attached spreadsheet for a complete list of all active institution-specific databases available in the knowledgebase. This list is comprised of institutions that are contributing content to the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses databases.

    If your institution s database is not listed and it is contributing content to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, please contact Support (clients@proquest.com) for assistance.

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    • Date Created: 24-Jun-2014
    • Last Edited Date: 28-Aug-2014
    • Old Article Number: 10960