Henderson Repository Electronic Theses and Dissertations Project
If you hold a master's or doctorate degree in nursing, your electronic thesis or dissertation (ETD) is likely housed in the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database (ProQuest). Your ETD is an important part of the nursing profession. It deserves to be showcased with other works centered on nursing research and evidence-based practice. As the author and copyright holder, you deserve to see the benefits of dissemination. Past and present works need to be shared and preserved to provide a foundation and direction for future research and evidence-based practice materials.
For this participation opportunity, repository staff will upload your ETD on your behalf and email you the permanent link to your record. Less work for you! To assist you with making the decision, please see the table below and note the important differences between static and dynamic dissemination!
|Copyright Retained by Author||Yes||Yes|
|Items Openly Available Upon Posting||No*||Yes†|
|Focused on Nurses||No*||Yes|
|Free to Participating Authors||No*||Yes|
|Free to Patrons||No*||Yes|
|Usage Data Available||No*||Yes‡|
|Online Discussion Tracking||No*||Yes§|
In order to copy your dissertation or thesis from ProQuest to the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository (Henderson Repository) ETD community, your permission is needed.
If your dissertation/thesis was written prior to 1997, or your university did not participate in the ProQuest database, there is a high probability that your work is not available in ProQuest. In those cases, please feel free to attach your document file where indicated in the form. If you have a print copy of your dissertation/thesis and still want to particpate, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your options.
* ProQuest is a subscription-based service. It accepts final graduate works from many different graduate programs, physics, history, chemistry, journalism, to name but a few. The participating institution (e.g., university, college, hospital) subscribes to the database. The staff, students, and faculty of the subscribing institution may access the database while on campus or when using a VPN connection. Traditional citation data is made available to authors.
† Anyone with access to the Internet may view the items in the repository. The Henderson Repository is indexed in all of the major search engines in a way that pushes the repository records that match the user’s search words/terms to the top of the list. Plus, its full-text searchable. When someone enters a word or phrase into a search engine, every word of every item in the Henderson Repository is examined for a possible match.
‡ The Henderson Repository features item level usage statistics that enable authors to view and track item views and file downloads around the globe. This quantifiable data may be presented to administrators and funders as proof of impact and as evidence of a need for future funding.
§ The Henderson Repository offers Altmetric® tracking which captures and collates digital conversations surrounding scholarly content from a range of online sources. Know what people are saying about your work. No more missed collaboration and funding opportunities. Address any misinterpretations about your work as they appear.