Social Work

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses

Alternative Titles
PQDT, ProQuest Digital Dissertations (PQDD)
Dissertation Abstracts, Diss. Abs., Diss Abs
Index to Theses
Description

Indexing & authors' abstracts for most doctoral dissertations and some masters theses accepted each year in the United States and Canada (since 1861), plus thousands more from Great Britain and Ireland (since 1716), and selected other universities around the world (as far back as 1637).  Includes full-text (in PDF) of most* dissertations submitted at University of Michigan and the 14 other CIC/Big Ten Universities since 1997. 

[Note: Currently access is also provided to the full text of many additional dissertations from additional institutions, but this expanded full text access is temporary.]

*Two factors cause a certain percentage of dissertations not to be included:

1) Increasingly, universities are requiring that doctoral degree candidates deposit their dissertations into the university's online repository, and are changing submission to ProQuest from a requirement to an option.  For example, as of 2012, University of Michigan requires deposit of dissertations into its Deep Blue online repository, and no longer requires submission to ProQuest.  To the extent that authors elect not to submit their dissertations to ProQuest, its listings for dissertations are becoming gradually less complete over time.  (Its listings for dissertations filed at U-M have declined from being about 80% complete for 2012 to only about 25% to 20% complete for 2013 and 2014, respectively.)

2) Authors of dissertations have the right to restrict access to the full text of their dissertation from all ProQuest databases and document delivery services if they so choose.  Some publishers recommend or require blocking of access to the full text of a dissertation as a condition of publishing a revised version of a dissertation as a scholarly book.  If access to a dissertation listed in ProQuest has been restricted by the author, a notification of this appears in the full record display, to the right, above the MGet It button.

Type
Article Index
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1637 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9069
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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CQ Congress Collection

Description

Provides analysis of members of Congress, their legislative voting behavior, interest groups, and their interactions in crafting public policy. Also explains institutional and organizational history, the legislative process, and public policy decision-making.

Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9051
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Dissertations & Theses @ University of Michigan

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses @ University of Michigan
Current Research @ University of Michigan, Dissertations @ UM, Dissertations@UM
PQDT, Dissertation Abstracts, Diss. Abs., Diss Abs
Description

Describes most dissertations filed at University of Michigan, with full text for most* since 1990.  A subset of the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database.

*Two factors cause a certain percentage of dissertations not to be included:

1) Since 2012, the University of Michigan requires the full text of all new dissertations to be deposited in its institutional repository Deep Blue, which therefore is the most complete repository for dissertations filed at U-M in 2012 and thereafter.  Since 2008, deposit of the full text of newly filed dissertations with ProQuest has been optional and not required if deposit has been made into Deep Blue.  Since 2012, coverage of U-M dissertations in ProQuest has declined significantly, from about 80% to only 25% to 20% in 2013 and 2014.

2) Authors of dissertations have the right to restrict access to the full text of their dissertation from all ProQuest databases and document delivery services if they so choose.  (They also have the right to restrict access in U-M's Deep Blue repository for up to three years after the dissertation is filed.)  Some publishers recommend or require blocking of access to the full text of a dissertation as a condition of publishing a revised version of a dissertation as a scholarly book.  If access to a dissertation listed in ProQuest has been restricted by the author, a notification of this appears in the full record display, to the right, above the MGet It button.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1876 - (citations); 1980 - (abstracts) Describes nearly all dissertations filed at the University of Michigan. Includes abstracts written by the authors for all dissertations from 1980 to the present, and full text (in PDF) for most dissertations from 1997 to the present.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8959
Access
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UpToDate

Alternative Titles
Up To Date
Description

An online clinical information resource (available on campus only) with emphasis on internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, & family practice.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
Current edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8899
Access
Authorized UM users (no guest access)Authorized UM users (no guest access)
Subjects

ProQuest Congressional

Alternative Titles
Congressional Universe, Lexis-Nexis Congressional Universe
Lexis Nexis Congressional Universe LexisNexis Congressional
pq congressional
congressional
executive branch documents
Description

ProQuest Congressional (previously called LexisNexis Congressional) indexes and abstracts Congressional committee publications, including hearings, committee prints, reports, documents, and public laws. It includes the full text of Congressional reports and documents (1789-1969), Executive branch documents (1789-1939), bills and resolutions (1789-present), hearings (1824-), Congressional Record (1985-1997), CRS Reports (1916-present), Statutes at Large (1789-), bill text (1989-), the Serial Set (1789-), Federal Register (1980-) and the current U.S. Code and the Code of Federal Regulations.

 

Type
Article Index
Text Collection
Coverage
1789-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8851
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MEDLINE (Ovid)

Description

The MEDLINE database is widely recognized as the premier source for bibliographic and abstract coverage of biomedical literature. MEDLINE encompasses information from Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature, and International Nursing, as well as other sources of coverage in the areas of allied health, biological and physical sciences, humanities and information science as they relate to medicine and health care, communication disorders, population biology, and reproductive biology.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1950 to present; journal literature only 1950 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8859
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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LexisNexis State Capital

Alternative Titles
Lexis Nexis State Capital Universe
State Capital Universe; Lexis-Nexis State Capital Universe
Description
Bill status and text for all 50 states since 1990; full text of current state legal and regulatory codes; state political newsletters; current state legislators. May be searched one state at a time or across any combination of states
Type
Article Index
Coverage
1990 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8849
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

LexisNexis Academic

Alternative Titles
Academic Universe, Lexis-Nexis, Lexis Nexis, Lexis/Nexis, LN, LNA, LexusNexus, Lexus Nexus, LexisNexus, LexusNexis
Description

Provides full-text access to a wide range of news, business, legal, and reference information, including hundreds of U.S. and foreign newspapers, legal and business publications, wire services, broadcast media transcripts, and trade/news magazines.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1980 - (but varies by title) Over 5,900 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8817
Mobile Version
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ProQuest

Alternative Titles
ProQuest (all databases combined), Pro Quest, ProQuest Direct
CSA Illumina, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
Description

Combined access to 80+ ProQuest databases, including full text journals, historical newspapers and corporate reports, and specialized indexes for many different fields, including: Arts, Business, Engineering, Health Sciences, History, Humanities, Literature & Language, News & Current Events, Science, Social Sciences, and Dissertations & Theses. Among the included databases: ABI/INFORM, American Periodicals Series (APS), Environmental Science & Pollution Management, Ethnic NewsWatch, OxResearch, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, ProQuest Historical Annual Reports, ProQuest Historical Newspapers, ProQuest Research Library, ProQuest Technology Collection, and Zoological Record Plus. Includes all databases previously accessed on the CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts) Illumina interface platform. 

Type
Article Index
Database
E-Journal(s)
Newspaper(s)
Search Engine
Text Collection
Coverage
Varies by database.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8749
Mobile Version
More Information
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Dissertations & Theses @ CIC Institutions (Big Ten Universities)

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, PQDT
Dissertations@CIC
Dissertation Abstracts, Diss. Abs., Diss Abs
Description

ProQuest/UMI's database of dissertations from 14 of the 16 universities in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) consortium (12* of the 14 members of the Big Ten athletic conference, plus the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago). A subset of the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database with full-text of most** dissertations from these 14 CIC/Big Ten universities (including University of Michigan dissertations) filed since 1997, and descriptions of nearly all dissertations and selected master theses filed at these universities since their foundings. Includes abstracts written by the authors for dissertations from 1980 to the present.

*Dissertations from the 2 newest members of the Big Ten, Rutgers University and the University of Maryland, are not yet included.

**Two factors cause a certain percentage of dissertations from these 14 universities not to be included:

1) Increasingly, universities are requiring that doctoral degree candidates deposit their dissertations into the university's online repository, and are changing submission to ProQuest from a requirement to an option.  For example, as of 2012, University of Michigan requires deposit of dissertations into its Deep Blue online repository, and no longer requires submission to ProQuest.  To the extent that authors elect not to submit their dissertations to ProQuest, its listings for dissertations are becoming gradually less complete over time.  (Its listings for dissertations filed at U-M have declined from being about 80% complete for 2012 to only about 25% to 20% complete for 2013 and 2014, respectively.)

2) Authors of dissertations have the right to restrict access to the full text of their dissertation from all ProQuest databases and document delivery services if they so choose.  Some publishers recommend or require blocking of access to the full text of a dissertation as a condition of publishing a revised version of a dissertation as a scholarly book.  If access to a dissertation listed in ProQuest has been restricted by the author, a notification of this appears in the full record display, to the right, above the MGet It button.

Type
Article Index
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1876 - (citations); 1980 - (abstracts); 1997 - (full text)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8733
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

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