ProQuest

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ProQuest

  1. 1. ProQuest
  2. 2. ProQuest’s Academic Advantages <ul><li>Online database of thousands of academic journals, newspaper articles, and business reports </li></ul><ul><li>Valuable resource for quickly locating resources online </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate electronic access for all USC students, even off-campus </li></ul>
  3. 3. ProQuest and Social Constructions of Gender <ul><li>Academic articles about media effects and portrayals, feminism, women’s and men’s studies, etc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Options: limit results to full text only or scholarly/peer-reviewed journal articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feminist scholars,and students can pool and easily locate information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decades of published work available (diverse perspectives) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Type in a keyword and related search options appear </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. ProQuest in Action… <ul><li>1. Type in keyword: “Women and Television” </li></ul><ul><li>2. System response: 12,397 articles (5,472 scholarly) </li></ul><ul><li>3. More search options generated: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Women AND Media” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Women AND Radio” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Women AND Film” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4. Select an article to view its citation, abstract, full text, or all three </li></ul>

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