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ProQuest’s new database platform
ProQuest’s new database platform
ProQuest’s new database platform
ProQuest’s new database platform
ProQuest’s new database platform
ProQuest’s new database platform
ProQuest’s new database platform
ProQuest’s new database platform
ProQuest’s new database platform
ProQuest’s new database platform
ProQuest’s new database platform
ProQuest’s new database platform
ProQuest’s new database platform
ProQuest’s new database platform
ProQuest’s new database platform
ProQuest’s new database platform
ProQuest’s new database platform
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  • 1. ProQuestDatabaseOverviewProQuest is a research database covering socialissues, business, health, science, economics,current events and more.
  • 2. • You can access the ProQuest Database from the Rio Hondo College Library web page http://library.riohondo.edu. • Click on ONLINE DATABASES on the left hand side of the page. • To access ProQuest from on-campus, from ONLINE DATABASES page click on ProQuest under the DATABASES or POPULAR DATABASES tab.2 July 22, 2012
  • 3. To access online databases from off-campus, please log-in through AccessRio. Select from the databases list “Proquest”3 July 22, 2012 ProQuest Database Overview
  • 4. Use AND, OR, NOTUse AND to narrow down a topic. Use OR to broaden a topic. Use NOT to eliminate a information not wanted. More search tips To search for a phrase use quotation marks (""). Example “ The Great Depression” Use the * character instead of spelling the entire word. Example farm* = farm, farming, farms, farmed etc.
  • 5. Searching in ProQuest: Basic Search Type keywords in the Basic Search Box Connect search terms together using the word “AND” Example search: presidential elections AND Obama5 July 22, 2012 ProQuest Database Overview
  • 6. Searching in ProQuest: Advanced Search Limit the date range. Type in one key concept per line in the search boxes.6 July 22, 2012 ProQuest Database Overview
  • 7. Searching in ProQuest: Advanced Search Specify a date range Select a field to search in from the dropdown menu for more precise searches.7 July 22, 2012 ProQuest Database Overview
  • 8. Searching in ProQuest: Advanced Search Select a source type such a magazine or journal article. Select a document type to choose the type of publication.8 July 22, 2012 ProQuest Database Overview
  • 9. Searching in ProQuest: subject areas Click “List View” to see all the subject areas. ProQuest has “modules” that only contain articles on a specific subject area. Selecting a subject area is one way to narrow down and focus your search.9 July 22, 2012 ProQuest Database Overview
  • 10. Choosing a specific database.Click databases• Select databases from the list. Click the button after selecting10 July 22, 2012 Footer text here
  • 11. Looking for a specific publication, such as The NY Times. • Select “publications” at the top of the screen. • Type in “New York Times” • Select “New York Times” from the list.11 July 22, 2012 ProQuest Database Overview
  • 12. Author’s Name Searching by Authors Name AUTHOR or AU can also be used12 July 22, 2012 Footer text here
  • 13. Finding newspaper articles in ProQuest. • Click on the “News and Issues” icon to search newspapers.13 July 22, 2012 ProQuest Database Overview
  • 14. Finding Scholarly Journal Articles • Scholarly Journals have in-depth articles written on a specific subject and usually contain research. • Click the “Peer reviewed” box to find only scholarly journals.14 July 22, 2012 ProQuest Database Overview
  • 15. Narrowing Search results using “Narrow results by” Click on a source type. Select a subject. Select a location. Modify the Date Click “update” to see the modified results.15 July 22, 2012 ProQuest Database Overview
  • 16. Emailing an article to read later.16 July 22, 2012 Footer text here
  • 17. Click on “Cite” to generate a citation.17 July 22, 2012 Footer text here

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