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Create a summary of a dissertation or thesis for quick review
Dissertations and theses can be very large and complex documents. I would like to be able to view a summary of the document that allows me to quickly review the research without having to read the entire thing. Abstracts are very short and aren't useful for digging into particular aspects of the research. A list of figures, tables is one option. Perhaps a "cliff's notes" kind of summary for each chapter?11 votes
Single IR embargo drives ProQuest embargo restrictions
As a manager of an IR, I would like to have students to be presented with a single embargo option aligned with the IR policy that would then drive the embargo on the PQ platform.8 votesunder review · 4 comments · Embargo · Admin →
Dissertations and Theses as Open Access
I would like to be able to have access to PQDT dissertations and theses without having to be part of a university subscription. It would be of benefit to many to make this research publicly available as Open Access.8 votesunder review · 0 comments · Access · Admin →
Data use for research
PQDT has a huge library of dissertations and theses with rich metadata. As a graduate student, I would like to be able to use this data in my research projects, in particular for a text and data mining project. It would be helpful to have a way to search and extract metadata for research purposes.8 votes
Create a starter bibliography for dissertation topic research
When doing a literature review of dissertations and theses on a particular topic, it is difficult to know where to begin. If there were a 'pre-made' bibliography for a particular topic of the most cited references about this topic, I could have a place to start my topic research.7 votes
Guided topic search tool
The search page for PQDT is an open line to put in search terms. As a new graduate student doing topic research, I am unsure how to get started on a search. It would be helpful to have a set workflow that I was walked through with prompts to help guide my search (like search categories and terms) so I can have a more efficient and productive workflow.6 votes
Accessible PDFs in PQDT
PDFs inside PQDT are not ADA or WCAG compliant, so as a native screen reader I am unable to use PQDT for my research. Is there a way to create PDFs that are accessible to screen readers, or a different way of presenting the content within PQDT that is screen reader friendly?4 votesunder review · 0 comments · Access · Admin →
Justification of paying for PQDT with OA options
As most of the theses are Open Access, I think it becomes harder and harder to justify paying for databases such as these. Base, Core, OpenAire, Ebsco Open Dissertations will yield most of the same results.3 votesunder review · 1 comment · Access · Admin →
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