When will PQDT Open content move to

As of May 10, 2021, PQDT Open content is discoverable and freely downloadable from  For a brief period of time PQDT Open content will be available at both and  Later in May, users will no longer be able to perform a search on the PQDT Open page and will instead click on a link to to perform the search.

Do I need to do anything?
You can click on the link or navigate directly to to perform a search.  If you have a bookmarked or saved link, follow these instructions to search for the title on, and also refer to additional detail for advanced search by Publication Number or other parameters on this page, and update any references to the new URL from the Document View on the ProQuest platform.

Will all of the dissertations and theses available at PQDT Open remain open access at
Absolutely. All open-access dissertations and theses available through PQDT Open will remain available and open access at

What additional benefits will merging PQDT Open with the bring to our search experience?
Without needing to authenticate (log in, or IP) to the ProQuest Platform, your users can conduct their search beyond dissertations and discover and preview more than 700 million documents, in formats ranging from HTML, to PDF, to video, to books, and more. They can also download the full text, as available, of any open access content, including the more than 50,000 dissertations and theses previously available on PQDT Open.

Where can I get more details about accessing the ProQuest Platform from the open web?
For more information on entering the ProQuest Platform from the open web, refer to this FAQ