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ProQuest LLC is an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based electronic publisher
and microfilm publisher.
It provides archives of sources such as newspapers, periodicals,
dissertations, and aggregated databases of many types
ProQuest NewsStand is a digital, online database of news articles
produced by the ProQuest company.
The database contains indexed and fully searchable electronic copies
of articles from over 1,500 state, regional, national, and international
The database is updated multiple times a day and is marketed
primarily towards libraries and academic institutions.
Its content is estimated at 125 billion digital pages
Eugene Power, a 1930 M.B.A. graduate of the University of Michigan,
founded the company as University Microfilms in 1938 .
Xerox owned the company for a time in the 1970s and 1980s, and it
was later bought by Bell & Howell .
University Microfilms to Xerox University Microfilms, to University
Microfilms International, then shortened to UMI.
In the 1980s, UMI began producing CD-ROMs that stored databases
of periodicals abstracts and indexes.
In 1999, the company name changed to Bell & Howell Information and
Learning, and then in 2001 to ProQuest Information and Learning
In 2001 Proquest acquired Norman Ross Publishing, a small New York
based microfilm publisher.
In 2004 ProQuest Information and Learning acquired Copley Publishing
ProQuest Company, then the parent company of ProQuest Information and
Learning, sold it to Cambridge Information Group in 2006
ProQuest Information and Learning was merged with CSA in 2007 to form
ProQuest CSA. Later that year it was renamed ProQuest LLC.
In 2011, ProQuest acquired Ebrary, an online digital library of full texts of over
170,000 scholarly eBooks
In 2011 ebrary joins ProQuest.ProQuest
ebrary currently hosts 770,981 documents with 12,097 added in the past 30
Collection that now encompasses 90,000 authoritative sources
6 billion digital pages and spans six centuries
It includes the world’s largest collection of dissertations and
20 million pages and three centuries of global, national, regional
and specialty newspapers
More than 450,000 ebooks
Rich aggregated collections of the world’s most important
scholarly journals and periodicals
Provide more than 1,600 full-text titles from
general interest to scholarly publications.
Popular titles include Fortune, National
Geographic, Newsweek, Time, and the
Track trends and follow current events with more
than 300 full-text titles- national and
international titles including the Los Angeles
Times, the New York Times, USA TODAY, the
Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.
What you can search
Place information and topics in context using
nearly 400 full-text (and image- rich) reference
books such as The World Almanac;
The American Heritage Dictionary, 4th ed.;
Hutchinson dictionaries and encyclopedias of
science, history, arts, and culture; the DK
Eyewitness series, and the Britannica Spanish
Find over 7,000 topological, historical, thematic,
and interactive maps from sources like
National Geographic Map division and
Explore more than 7 million photos and images
—both current and historical of art and
architecture, animals and plants, people and
places, and more.
TV & Radio Transcripts—
Get the final word on broadcast programs with
over 1.3 million transcripts from popular TV
and radio programs like CBS Evening News,
CNN, National Public Radio, and Fox News.
Use more than 20,000 streaming audio and
video files to bring events and processes to
life. Clips include historical footage, current
news programs, animations of how things
work, and more.
Search the web more effectively using more than
115,000 editor-screened and selected
websites indexed by topics .
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
Full Text is the world's most comprehensive
collection of dissertations and theses. The
official digital dissertations archive for the
Library of Congress and the database of
record for graduate research. PQDT — Full
Text includes nearly 3 million searchable
citations to dissertation and theses from
around the world from 1743 to the present day
together with over 1 million full-text
dissertations that are available for download in
ProQuest is committed to empowering researchers and librarians
around the world.
Its innovative information content and technologies increase the
productivity of students, scholars, professionals and the libraries that
Through partnerships with content holders, ProQuest preserves rich,
vast and varied information whether historical archives or today’s
scientific breakthroughs and packages it with digital technologies that
enhance its discovery, sharing and management.
This provides access to multidisciplinary premium content in a
saving time of users.
9,000 publishers around the world partner with ProQuest.
Earch for information by keyword, article types,
dates and date ranges, author, and more.
View not only news articles, but also photos,
advertisements, marriage announcements,
cartoons, and more, for added context.
Print, download, and share articles and images
in PDF format