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June 13, 2024

ProQuest ProQuest puts AI deeper in the researcher's journey for enriched insights and discovery. In February, ProQuest, part of Clarivate, launched a beta version of the AI-powered in ProQuest One Literature, setting a new standard for the responsible use of AI as a research partner for students. Now, ProQuest is expanding ProQuest Research Assistant with new AI-driven capabilities that power more effective and insightful interactions with full-text documents. Plus, it enriches search capabilities, so that even novice researchers can craft effective queries. The robust new features will become available beginning in September within the ProQuest One suite of products. [Full Announcement].

June 14, 2023

ProQuest Introducing Talpa Search. ProQuest introduced Talpa Search, an experimental, AI-powered library search. For a limited time, Talpa is available to all libraries that use Syndetics Unbound. Talpa uses the power of new technologies, together with the know-how and authority of traditional library data, to find books and other media in your own library's collection. [Full Announcement].

February 14, 2022

ProQuest ProQuest Black Studies combines newspapers, archival collections and journals in a single, browsable destination. EdTech leader ProQuest, part of Clarivate, today announced the launch of ProQuest Black Studies, a browsable collection of curated sources on the history and lives of Black Americans, for use in classrooms and research. This new resource covers several centuries of history, from the colonial era to recent times. At launch, it includes 10 major historical Black newspapers, 120 archival collections and 120 full-text journals, video, and faculty essays all centered on Black studies. It is available as a subscription for academic libraries on the ProQuest platform. [Full Announcement].

December 20, 2021

ProQuest Introducing Quicklinks: It's all about convenience. Quicklinks provides users with a simple one-click-to-full-text experience, directly to either the pdf or the html version, from the result list and . Like our discovery services, Quicklinks is content neutral and based on library choice. While we are starting with , the service is open for any content provider who is able to provide stable and reliable links directly into the full text, pdf or html. Each Quicklinks addition requires analysis, creation of rule sets, and extensive and ongoing testing. The reliability of the link is key. We are taking the quality over quantity approach while extending the list of supported providers, but we expect many more to be added over the next year. [Full Announcement].

November 18, 2021

ProQuest Entrepreneurship-Focused Italian University adds its Doctoral works to the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global database. Business and economics-focused LIUC-Università Carlo Cattaneo will become the first Italian university to formally include its graduate research in ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global, the largest curated database of dissertations and theses in the world. LIUC-Università Carlo Cattaneo is an Italian university with a unique focus on entrepreneurship. Its business and economics research recognizes the central role of the entrepreneur in the economic process and prepares students for the demands of the business world. Including both current and future dissertations and theses into PQDT will elevate the university's work to the global economics conversation. [Full Announcement].

November 16, 2021

ProQuest Manchester University Press ebooks now available in the Rialto and OASIS Marketplaces. Librarians can now use the ProQuest Rialto and OASIS digital marketplaces to directly acquire thousands of ebook titles published by Manchester University Press. [Full Announcement].

October 20, 2021

ProQuest Scholars worldwide gain access to mechanical engineering-Related PhD dissertations from renowned Hungarian Technical University. The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Budapest University of Technology and Economics has included its graduate works in the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global database, the leading source of emerging research from universities around the world. The ProQuest database will include existing and future PhD full text-dissertations from this 240-year-old institution. These works will be accessible by PQDT users globally and will be broadly discoverable via citations in major subject indexes and Google Scholar, giving BME's authors more visibility and recognition for their research output. [Full Announcement].

October 7, 2021

ProQuest Two Nigerian institutions contribute graduate works to the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global database. Two Nigerian higher-education institutions – University of Abuja and the Center for Bioethics and Research (CBR) – will include their graduate research in ProQuest Dissertations & Theses GlobalTM (PQDT), the largest curated database of theses and dissertations in the world. [Full Announcement].

September 30, 2021

ProQuest Live panel examines science-based approach for creating happiness in troubled times. Is there really a prescription for joy? Numerous studies show that bringing joy into our lives improves health and performance – and neuroscience demonstrates that we can take small actions to increase the amount of joy we feel. That's the topic of an Oct. 5 panel discussion about creating joy – inspired by the international bestseller The Book of Joy and the remarkable friendship between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. This friendship is also explored in the documentary Mission: JOY – Finding Happiness in Troubled Times. [Full Announcement].

August 23, 2021

ProQuest From Texas to New Jersey, 34 new Gannett Newspapers bring local perspectives to researchers. EdTech leader ProQuest is pleased to announce that an additional 34 newspaper titles from Gannett are now exclusively available to academic and public libraries for research, teaching and learning on the ProQuest platform. These additional Gannett titles include the newspapers Memphis Commercial Appeal, Evansville Courier & Press, El Paso Times, The Record (Bergen County, NJ), Corpus Christi Caller Times and many more. Some of these titles have never before been digitally available to libraries. [Full Announcement].

July 12, 2021

ProQuest ProQuest offers entire Rolling Stone digital archive. Researchers can now access 50 years of the culture-defining journalism in Rolling Stone – digitally. The archive of one of the most legendary and influential consumer magazines in history is now available and easily accessible online for the first time to academic institutions and libraries globally through ProQuest. [Full Announcement].

June 30, 2021

ProQuest Top German Research University joins ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Collection. One of the leading research universities in Germany is including its graduate works in the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global database, the leading source of emerging research from universities around the world. [Full Announcement].

June 2, 2021

ProQuest Medical research from Karolinska Institutet now available in ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global Collection. The Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has joined the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses publishing program and will now contribute its PhD theses to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global, the leading global source of emerging research from universities around the world. [Full Announcement].

May 17, 2021

ProQuest Clarivate to acquire ProQuest, creating a leading global provider of mission critical information and data-Driven Solutions for Science and Research. Clarivate, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, announced a definitive agreement to acquire ProQuest, a leading global software, data and analytics provider to academic, research and national institutions, from Cambridge Information Group, a family-owned investment firm, and other partners including Atairos, for $5.3 billion, including refinancing of ProQuest debt. The consideration for the acquisition is approximately $4.0 billion in cash and $1.3 billion of equity. The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals, is expected to close during the third quarter of 2021. [Full Announcement].

May 12, 2021

ProQuest New Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Ebook subscription highlights underrepresented voices. A new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Ebook Subscription from EdTech leader ProQuest is designed to help libraries address the challenge of building collections across topics of gender, race, sexual orientation, physical ability, age, and political and religious beliefs. [Full Announcement].

May 11, 2021

ProQuest ProQuest gains CODiE recognition for dissertations products and COVID-19 response. Two products from EdTech leader ProQuest are finalists in the 2021 SIIA CODiE Awards – an annual program that showcases the best products, technologies and services in software, information and business technology. [Full Announcement].

April 27, 2021

ProQuest Carnegie Mellon University adopts ProQuest's TDM Studio Service for text and data mining. Carnegie Mellon University researchers, faculty and students can now analyze massive volumes of data, spot trends and patterns, and quickly gain powerful insights using a unique text and data mining (TDM) resource. CMU, a global research university based in Pittsburgh, Pa., joins the ranks of Dartmouth College, Syracuse University, and many others to adopt TDM Studio, a technology that enables advanced exploration of data in research, teaching and learning across disciplines. [Full Announcement].

April 21, 2021

ProQuest Syndetics Unbound Content Now Included in Patron Point Recommends. ProQuest has reached an agreement with Patron Point to include Syndetics Unbound elements in their newsletter service. Recommends, is a reading recommendation service that helps libraries market content to their patrons and increase engagement and usage of their collection. [Full Announcement].

April 7, 2021

ProQuest JSTOR Ebooks now available in the Rialto and OASIS Marketplaces. Librarians can now acquire titles from JSTOR's collection of more than 100,000 ebooks from more than 275 academic publishers through the Rialto and OASIS marketplaces. JSTOR's unlimited, digital rights management (DRM)-free access model and integration with journals and primary sources creates an easy and familiar user experience for researchers around the world. [Full Announcement].

April 5, 2021

ProQuest ProQuest, NYU Pilot Program offers students and faculty instant access to 150,000 Ebooks via app. New York University (NYU) Libraries and EdTech leader ProQuest have launched a pilot project that will make over 150,000 scholarly titles available to students and faculty via their mobile devices. NYU users can access coursebooks, ebooks, and reference works from major publishers through an e-reader app called SimplyE. [Full Announcement].