ProQuest

ProQuest LLC is an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based global information-content and technology company, founded in 1938 as University Microfilms by Eugene B. Power. ProQuest provides applications and products for libraries.[1]

ProQuest
TypePrivate; subsidiary
IndustryInformation and data provider
Founded1938
HeadquartersAnn Arbor, Michigan, U.S.
Key people
  • Andy Snyder, Chairman
  • Matti Shem-Tov, CEO
  • Robert VanHees, CFO
ParentCambridge Information Group
Websitewww.proquest.com

ProQuest started as a producer of microfilm products, then became an electronic publisher,[2] and later grew through acquisitions.[1] Today, the company provides tools for discovery and citation management,[example needed] and platforms that allow library users to search, manage, use, and share research.[example needed]

ProQuest provides access to content, including dissertations, theses, ebooks, newspapers, periodicals, historical collections, governmental archives, cultural archives,[3] and other aggregated databases. This content is estimated to be around 125 billion digital pages.[4] Content is accessed most commonly through library Internet gateways.[2]

The current chief executive officer is Matti Shem Tov. ProQuest is part of Cambridge Information Group.

In May, 2021 ProQuest announced it would be acquired by Clarivate[5]