ProQuest TutorialSearching the database and using filters.
Go to http://www.bvswlmc.comClick on “All Databases”
Go toProQuest
Find the usernameand password onyour passwordsheet.
Enter search terms                               here. KEEP ITSearch tricks:                 SIMPLE!•   Use “quotes” for e...
Sample search query.           Field Biology   Grassland
46 results!
46 results!Use these filters!
Journals-High levelreadsMagazines andnewspapers-usually lower
Journals-High levelreadsMagazines andnewspapers-usually lowerFeatures-typicallymore in depthArticles-variedlevelsObituary-...
Journals-High levelreadsMagazines andnewspapers-usually lowerFeatures-typicallymore in depthArticles-variedlevelsObituary-...
Journals-High levelreadsMagazines andnewspapers-usually lowerFeatures-typicallymore in depthArticles-variedlevelsObituary-...
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ProQuest Tutorial-searching and filtering

  1. 1. ProQuest TutorialSearching the database and using filters.
  2. 2. Go to http://www.bvswlmc.comClick on “All Databases”
  3. 3. Go toProQuest
  4. 4. Find the usernameand password onyour passwordsheet.
  5. 5. Enter search terms here. KEEP ITSearch tricks: SIMPLE!• Use “quotes” for exact phrases.• Use Boolean searching for more specific searches, AND, OR, NOT.• Limit to FULL TEXT to restrict your results to printable articles.
  6. 6. Sample search query. Field Biology Grassland
  7. 7. 46 results!
  8. 8. 46 results!Use these filters!
  9. 9. Journals-High levelreadsMagazines andnewspapers-usually lower
  10. 10. Journals-High levelreadsMagazines andnewspapers-usually lowerFeatures-typicallymore in depthArticles-variedlevelsObituary-rarely afirst choice…
  11. 11. Journals-High levelreadsMagazines andnewspapers-usually lowerFeatures-typicallymore in depthArticles-variedlevelsObituary-rarely afirst choice…Headings the topicis under (like achapter in a book).Good way to findmore generalsearch topics!
  12. 12. Journals-High levelreadsMagazines andnewspapers-usually lowerFeatures-typicallymore in depthArticles-variedlevelsObituary-rarely afirst choice…Headings the topicis under (like achapter in a book).Good way to findmore generalsearch topics!Limit the dates towhat is relevant foryour topic.

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