Tutorial ProQuest/Social Studies

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Tutorial ProQuest/Social Studies

  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. “lawrence, slavery kansas”
  7. 7. 185 results!
  8. 8. 185 results!Use these filters!
  9. 9. Journals-High levelreadsMagazines andnewspapers-usually lower
  10. 10. Journals-High level reads Magazines and newspapers- usually lowerArticles-variedlevelsFeatures-typicallymore in depth
  11. 11. Journals-High levelreadsMagazines andnewspapers-usually lowerArticles-variedlevelsFeatures-typicallymore in depthHeadings the topicis under (like achapter in a book).Good way to findmore generalsearch topics!
  12. 12. Journals-High levelreadsMagazines andnewspapers-usually lowerArticles-variedlevelsFeatures-typicallymore in depthHeadings 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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