Tutorial ProQuest for Health

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Tutorial ProQuest for Health

  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. “School nutrition lunches”
  7. 7. 2,990 results!
  8. 8. 2,990 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.
  13. 13. 92 results! Narrowed by subject to “school lunches” and year to 2012

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