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Evil Proquest and Dissertations

30 January, 2007

Evil Proquest and Dissertations

It’s not that I thought my dissertation was the best thing in the world. But I kinda thought that, considering how many people are now working on related topics, that someone might have looked at it. So I went to UMI — the place where I had to send a copy of my diss when I finished it, the people who LOST my diss for a year, so that, when I tried to order a copy for my advisor, it wasn’t frakkin’ there! Today, I saw a post at Early Modern Notes about people looking at Sharon’s diss, so I went to UMI to check on mine. It is now behind a huge ProQuest firewall. You can’t even search for the bugger without a subscription to Proquest, it seems. WTF?????

Since SLAC doesn’t have ProQuest, I can’t find it. I’m so annoyed.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. 30 January, 2007 7:18 pm

    You can avoid the “you are searching for dissertations from 2006 and 2007” wall (which I ran into a couple of weeks ago, much to my annoyance) if you click on the “connect to dissertation express” link and then tell the bloody thing that you want to pay offline . . . at that point you can actually search the database by author or thesis title.

  2. 30 January, 2007 11:43 pm

    Yay! found it!

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