Libraries empower researchers to take on today’s global challenges

According to the results of a recent Library Journal/ProQuest survey, librarians ranked “Research Excellence” among the most important factors contributing to an institution’s mission. Libraries have long been devoted champions of research, committed to providing and preserving crucial data and information required by scholars.

Libraries recognize they must support research on today’s global challenges – such as climate change, human rights and infectious diseases – with authoritative content and researcher-centric tools.

Researchers need help finding, managing and publishing research

And, making it easily accessible to others

Global challenges are:

Interdisciplinary and complex

Solutions require information and knowledge as well as input and perspectives from many different fields (I.e., STEM, business, social science, education, economics, the arts and religion). Library collections must support research and learning across disciplines.


Advancement doesn’t occur in a vacuum. Radical discovery and development depend on great minds working together and building on each other over time. Libraries have a role in fostering collaboration among global communities of scholars.


Issues such as migration, disasters and COVID-19 require immediate attention. Libraries must provide the latest relevant insights, information, discoveries and developments in these areas, as well tools to simplify workflows so researchers can work quickly and precisely.

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Vast content sets. Collaborative tools


ProQuest collections span centuries of newspapers, dissertations, journals, primary sources, video, ebooks and more to ensure access to varied content types and deep datasets. By partnering with ProQuest, libraries empower researchers to analyze every aspect and angle of complex topics. And, together with powerful text and data mining tools, uncover insights that could lead to important breakthroughs.

ProQuest software tools help libraries put the spotlight on researchers and their accomplishments. Researchers can connect and collaborate with peers, discover funding opportunities and be part of the scholarly ecosystem. Other solutions support dissemination of the valuable research output of academic institutions.

From enabling researchers to mine vast amounts of data or automate reference support and document management, to facilitating the most laser-focused search and discovery on its award-winning platforms, ProQuest is committed to research excellence.