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Tutorial ProQuest CA

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Tutorial ProQuest CA

  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. “adventures of racism huckleberry finn”
  7. 7. 475 results!
  8. 8. 475 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. 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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