EBSCO Information Services and the H.W. Wilson Foundation are taking their partnership to a new level. In 2014, the two organizations created American Doctoral Dissertations. Now the H.W. Wilson Foundation has agreed to support the expansion of the scope of the American Doctoral Dissertations database to include records for dissertations and theses from 1955 to the present. This interesting information came from Library Technology in their post, “EBSCO Information Services and the H. W. Wilson Foundation expand efforts to build an Open Dissertations Database.”

According to the H. W. Wilson Foundation President, “The overall vision is to provide a free dissertations product that will be updated continually.”

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