Proquest Dissertations And Theses Password

Institutional login required to access this resource via a search engine when off-campus.


Full-text of over a million doctoral and masters dissertations (mostly from 1997 onwards) from around the world.

References to millions of doctoral and masters dissertations and theses (many with abstracts).

Covers 1637 onwards.

Help & guidance

EndNote info

  • Desktop EndNote - Direct export
  • EndNote Web - Import - save a file of references following the instructions below, then import using the 'RefMan RIS' import option.
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For both versions follow these instructions to save the useful references:

  1. Select the references you want to save by ticking the boxes to the left of the results list for each item.
  2. Once you have some selected, click on 'Save' at the top right of the results list.
  3. Then select 'RIS (works with EndNote, Citavi, etc)'
  4. A screen will appear where you can select what information to export (where available). Click 'Continue'.
  5. A file of references is created. 
  6. Using Desktop EndNote? Just 'Open' the file to import your references automatically. 
    Using EndNote Web? Save the file and then import into EndNote Web (using the 'RefMan RIS' import option).

The username and password that you have is probably searching all the Proquest databases that your institution subscribes to.


It is possible for your institution to ask Proquest to segment the databases on their Z39.50 server. Then they will be issued individual usernames for each database. You use the same connection file, but the username that you input will determine which database is searched. See information on the Proquest website:


This is a good option for many of the Proquest databases, and much more useful than searching them all simultaneously. However it does not work well for the Dissertations and Theses database. The records do not import with the degree type or the university.


You would do better to search the Proquest Dissertations and Theses database on the web, and use the direct export facility to get the records into EndNote. This is easy and works well.


John East
University of Queensland Library


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