Once your dissertation or thesis has been published, there is an easy way to point your colleagues, friends, and family members to an online citation of your graduate work. Using a URL syntax based on the OpenURL protocol, you can provide interested parties with a permanent link to your citation. The URL has two components: a standard string which directs a Web browser to the citation, and the UMI Publication Number for your work (this is the unique "pointer" in each URL). If you do not know your unique UMI Publication Number, you may contact Author School Relations for assistance. If you do know your UMI Publication Number, you may construct your own link.
Here is an example:
Everything that precedes the 7-digit number at the end ("3040836") is part of the standard string. The 7-digit number is the UMI Publication Number. Simply substitute your own Number for the one in the example, and you have a permanent link to your online citation in the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT) database.