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.
Adminapril.ellsey (Admin, ProQuest) commented
Social Media Feedback: "Is there a bigger racket in academia than thesis publishers like ProQuest? Oh you want your work available for free? Pay $100. You want a copy of your own thesis? $75.