January 19th, 2011
The WVU Libraries now offer dissertations from Proquest Dissertations and Theses Fulltext (PQDT), providing access from the Library web site at http://www.libraries.wvu.edu/databases to over one million full-text dissertations, downloadable in PDF format.
PQDT is an invaluable resource for graduate students and faculty, who until now had to borrow copies of dissertations through the Interlibrary Loan Service. It includes dissertations from 700 academic institutions, with full-text available online for those added since 1997.
More than 70,000 new dissertations and theses are added each year. In addition to full-text, the database includes listings for dissertations from 1861 to the present day, with abstracts for those from 1980 to the present.