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Proquest service

  1. 1. Tanmay Mondal Sandip Das 20.05.2014
  2. 2. Pro-Quest International Powerpages  ProQuest LLC is an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based electronic publisher and microfilm publisher.  It provides archives of sources such as newspapers, periodicals, dissertations, and aggregated databases of many types  ProQuest NewsStand is a digital, online database of news articles produced by the ProQuest company.  The database contains indexed and fully searchable electronic copies of articles from over 1,500 state, regional, national, and international newspapers.  The database is updated multiple times a day and is marketed primarily towards libraries and academic institutions.  Its content is estimated at 125 billion digital pages
  3. 3. HISTORY  Eugene Power, a 1930 M.B.A. graduate of the University of Michigan, founded the company as University Microfilms in 1938 .  Xerox owned the company for a time in the 1970s and 1980s, and it was later bought by Bell & Howell .  University Microfilms to Xerox University Microfilms, to University Microfilms International, then shortened to UMI.  In the 1980s, UMI began producing CD-ROMs that stored databases of periodicals abstracts and indexes.  In 1999, the company name changed to Bell & Howell Information and Learning, and then in 2001 to ProQuest Information and Learning
  4. 4. PROGRESS  In 2001 Proquest acquired Norman Ross Publishing, a small New York based microfilm publisher.  In 2004 ProQuest Information and Learning acquired Copley Publishing Group.  ProQuest Company, then the parent company of ProQuest Information and Learning, sold it to Cambridge Information Group in 2006  ProQuest Information and Learning was merged with CSA in 2007 to form ProQuest CSA. Later that year it was renamed ProQuest LLC.  In 2011, ProQuest acquired Ebrary, an online digital library of full texts of over 170,000 scholarly eBooks  In 2011 ebrary joins ProQuest.ProQuest  ebrary currently hosts 770,981 documents with 12,097 added in the past 30 days
  5. 5. IMAGINE !  Collection that now encompasses 90,000 authoritative sources  6 billion digital pages and spans six centuries  It includes the world’s largest collection of dissertations and theses  20 million pages and three centuries of global, national, regional and specialty newspapers  More than 450,000 ebooks  Rich aggregated collections of the world’s most important scholarly journals and periodicals
  6. 6. Magazines— Provide more than 1,600 full-text titles from general interest to scholarly publications. Popular titles include Fortune, National Geographic, Newsweek, Time, and the Economist. Newspapers— Track trends and follow current events with more than 300 full-text titles- national and international titles including the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, USA TODAY, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. What you can search
  7. 7. Books— Place information and topics in context using nearly 400 full-text (and image- rich) reference books such as The World Almanac; The American Heritage Dictionary, 4th ed.; Hutchinson dictionaries and encyclopedias of science, history, arts, and culture; the DK Eyewitness series, and the Britannica Spanish Encyclopedia. Maps— Find over 7,000 topological, historical, thematic, and interactive maps from sources like National Geographic Map division and
  8. 8. Pictures— Explore more than 7 million photos and images —both current and historical of art and architecture, animals and plants, people and places, and more. TV & Radio Transcripts— Get the final word on broadcast programs with over 1.3 million transcripts from popular TV and radio programs like CBS Evening News, CNN, National Public Radio, and Fox News.
  9. 9. Audio/Video— Use more than 20,000 streaming audio and video files to bring events and processes to life. Clips include historical footage, current news programs, animations of how things work, and more. Weblinks— Search the web more effectively using more than 115,000 editor-screened and selected websites indexed by topics .
  10. 10. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Full Text is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses. The official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and the database of record for graduate research. PQDT — Full Text includes nearly 3 million searchable citations to dissertation and theses from around the world from 1743 to the present day together with over 1 million full-text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format.
  11. 11.  ProQuest is committed to empowering researchers and librarians around the world.  Its innovative information content and technologies increase the productivity of students, scholars, professionals and the libraries that serve them.  Through partnerships with content holders, ProQuest preserves rich, vast and varied information whether historical archives or today’s scientific breakthroughs and packages it with digital technologies that enhance its discovery, sharing and management.  This provides access to multidisciplinary premium content in a single interface  saving time of users.  9,000 publishers around the world partner with ProQuest. ADVANTAGES
  12. 12. OPTIONS Earch for information by keyword, article types, dates and date ranges, author, and more. View not only news articles, but also photos, advertisements, marriage announcements, cartoons, and more, for added context. Print, download, and share articles and images in PDF format
  13. 13. How to Search Databases
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