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1 Using ProQuest Databases Jackson Community College Atkinson Library

2 Using ProQuest Databases  ProQuest is a group of databases, many of which contain full-text articles.

3 Using ProQuest Databases Begin your use of InfoTrac on the Library’s home page. Click here

4 Using ProQuest Databases

5 Currently, there are 2 databases from which to choose: Nursing Criminal Justice

6 Searching a ProQuest Database Basic Search is an ideal way to get started. Type in a word or phrase. Then select a database and click on

7 Searching a ProQuest Database

8 Here is a sample search in the Criminal Justice database.

9 Searching a ProQuest Database The search results are displayed.

10 Searching a ProQuest Database Familiarize yourself with the available features.

11 Searching a ProQuest Database …familiarize yourself with the available features.

12 Searching a ProQuest Database From this page you can: Read an Article Mark Articles Filter Your Results Sort Your Results Change the Number of Results Per Page Refine Your Search

13 Searching a ProQuest Database Help pages are available from every screen, with context- sensitive suggestions for improving searches.

14 Using your search results

15 Using your search results Let’s examine the features contained in each entry.

16 Using your search results Each entry is formatted in the same way.

17 Using your search results You have several options for working with ProQuest records. You can review abstracts and citations of articles or, in many cases, read the full text online. Abstract Full text link Citation

18 Using your search results At the bottom of the screen are options for emailing or printing the articles that interest you.

19 Using your search results The Mark Document option is useful for keeping track of details from your searches. Collect articles of interest into a list that you can review, print, email, or export as a bibliography.

20 Using your search results To add an article to your Marked List, check the Mark Article checkbox. ProQuest automatically adds the article to your Marked List.

21 Using your search results Once you have a list of marked items, you can create a bibliography or a works cited page from your list. Click on My Research to begin.

22 Using your search results Your marked items are displayed. Marked items Then click here

23 Using your search results Choose Create your bibliography. You can email, print, download, or create a web page of it.

24 Using your search results Select the options you need. Choose the output you want.

25 Using your search results Your bibliography displays. Follow the directions at the bottom of the screen.

26 Using your search results Return to your research when your bibliography is completed.

27 Using your search results Below the title of the article you will see information about the article, including the author's name, subjects, companies, people, and other keywords or index terms. (The information listed depends on the database you are searching as well as the current article.)

28 Using your search results If your article contains index terms or keywords, you can check boxes in the orange More Like This section to select one or more of these terms. Then, click Search to run a new search using those terms.

29 Using your search results Clicking on Print will reformat your article for printing.

30 Using your search results Print from the browser

31 Using your search results Clicking on Email will give you options for sending the article as an email.

32 Using your search results Select your options, then Send Email

33 Searching a ProQuest Database

34 Searching a ProQuest Database Advanced Search lets you construct more complex search statements.

35 Searching a ProQuest Database Several search strings & indexes can be combined, and you can set other search limits. Combine terms with ~AND~ ~NOT~ ~OR~ You can specify a Date Range… …or limit results to specific types

36 Searching a ProQuest Database You can select results from among scholarly journals or trade publications, depending on your need…

37 Searching a ProQuest Database … or use general, more popular, magazines.

38 Searching a ProQuest Database Start a new search using the links in Suggested Topics.

39 Searching a ProQuest Database Choose Topics if you would like suggestions for how to state your search.

40 Searching a ProQuest Database Entering your key word/s and clicking Find Term shows the best matches in order.

41 Searching a ProQuest Database You can refine your search by clicking on Narrow by Related Topic.

42 Searching a ProQuest Database Links will be displayed with the more specific topics

43 Other features of ProQuest

44 Other features of ProQuest The Publications tab shows which journals and magazines are indexed, and the dates that are included in the system.

45 Other features of ProQuest Every Help screen contains a link to Training Resource Center. This is a “one- stop shop” of helpsheets and tutorials.

46 Other features of ProQuest The Training Resource Center is a wealth of information for the researcher using ProQuest for the first time.

47 Using ProQuest Databases  Remember that the Reference Librarians will be happy to help you!  Visit Atkinson Library in Walker Hall  Call 517-796-8622  Email  Fax 517-796-8623

48 Using ProQuest Databases Jackson Community College Atkinson Library

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