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1 ProQuest Platinum K-12 reference solution 2008

2 Provides quality, proprietary licensed content not available on the free web –Delivers premium research resources –Full-text coverage of The New York Times and Wall Street Journal Why Libraries Choose Platinum

3 Accesses, cover-to-cover, a comprehensive collection of titles –Employs powerful search functions for in-depth study Why Schools Choose Platinum

4 Helps educators integrate technology into the curriculum, increasing tech literacy –Meets NCLB requirements, qualifying for purchase through Title I, II-D, III, and V Why Teachers Choose Platinum

5 Students need an integrated resource for both general reference and advanced subject research –Teachers require students to reference multiple types of resources Why Teachers Choose Platinum

6 Students can use the search by Topics feature to retrieve a manageable amount of quality content, quickly & easily –Students need a tool to do research that will bring back safe, selected, age- and reading- level appropriate resources Why Students Choose Platinum

7 Parents need the assurance their students are doing research in safe resources, unlike Google –Remote access enables parents to participate in the study process Why Parents Choose Platinum Usage materials

8 Public libraries need to offer an easy-to-use research solution to patrons Point-and-click functionality ensures all users find information they need –Access to local, regional and national newspapers –Daily electronic newspaper updates –High % of full-text resources –Flexible search interface in multiple languages (ESL) Why Libraries Choose Platinum

9 About ProQuest Solutions ProQuest resources unites high quality content and online technologies –Provides resources wherever learning takes place We advocate the WISE use of technology: –Widespread – throughout the school, library, and community –Interactive – engaging for users and extended into community through BookCarts, local configuration, and supplied activities –Sustained – research, presentations, fact-checking, lesson planning, instruction, and more –Effective – promotes technology and information literacy

10 Content selected specifically to meet the curriculum needs for middle and high school researchers –Full text content meets the needs of school media centers with small holdings Includes full text local and regional newspapers in addition to The New York Times and Wall Street Journal –2,000 + newspaper and periodical titles –3 reference collections About ProQuest Platinum

11 Platinum Newspaper Coverage National Collection –Atlanta Journal & Constitution –Boston Globe –Christian Science Monitor –Detroit News –Gannett News Service –Los Angeles Times –The New York Times –Seattle Times –USA TODAY –Wall Street Journal –Washington Post International Collection 37 English-language titles from around the world State & Regional Collections –California: 7 titles –Florida: 9 titles –New York: 5 titles –Pennsylvania: 11 titles –Texas: 10 titles –West: 21 titles –Midwest: 23 titles –Northeast: 10 titles –Mid-Atlantic: 9 titles –Southcentral: 9 titles –Southwest: 12 titles –Northwest: 10 titles

12 ProQuest Article Indexing Standard Fields Citation Article Title Author Article Type ISSN/ISBN Date Source Type Word Count Abstract/Excerpt Value Added Fields Company Names Subject Descriptors Geographic Names Personal Names Article Type Caption Document Column Head Headnote Complete bibliographic citations are provided for all sources Auto Excerpts are provided for all full text newspapers Editors provide premium indexing for magazines, journals, and major newspapers –New York Times –Wall Street Journal –St. Louis Post Dispatch –Guardian

13 Basic Search

14 Advanced Search

15 Basic Search Example

16 Search Tips: Hands-on Help

17 Results Example

18 Document View

19 Find More Documents Like This


21 Topics


23 Publications

24 Publications: Single Date Results

25 Recent Searches Feature

26 My Research: Marked List

27 My Research: Multiple Uses & Lists

28 My Research: Set Up Alert

29 My Research: Create Bibliography

30 My Research: Create Web Page Allows subscribers to integrate ProQuest resources into intranet webpages –Articles –Publications and specific issues –Predefined searches

31 My Research: Create Web Page Who can use it? –Library staff –Teachers & Technology Coordinators –Administrators –Anyone on your faculty

32 My Research: Create Web Page Curricular Applications Science fair reading room U.S. History class assignment Terrorism feature topics Current events tracking Elementary Middle school High school Beyond District Initiatives Technology committee English department Staff development Library website School board discussion topics

33 My Research: Create Web Page Before you begin: Whats your purpose? –Collecting documents and searches? –Weekly assignment? –Unit of study? Activities? –Reading room, or educator resources?

34 My Research: Create Web Page Before you begin: How to access page? –Upload to intranet/school website? – to students or staff? –Save.html on workstations, make shortcuts? –Save on CD or small USB flash drive?

35 My Research: Create Web Page Process: Creating My Research Content –Login to Platinum, conduct search(es) for: –Articles –Publications and/or specific publication issues –Enter predefined search queries, store in My Research –Click My Research tab –Select Create a webpage link

36 My Research: Create a Web Page Download or your summary as an HTML file Includes all marked documents, searches, publications/issues Click Edit link to add elements to your page Powerful, friendly HTML (Web page) template

37 My Research: Create a Web Page Add comments Add or remove items Click Update when done Include on your page: Links to full-text articles from the best publishers Connections to specific issues of publications Integrate content from anywhere on the Internet All ProQuest content is copyright-cleared Edit your HTML (Web page) template

38 Usage Reporting Access usage stats Access all of our stat packages for ProQuest –Enter LAD user name and password –Discover total queries, sessions, and more –Have results ed to you automatically

39 Help & Solution Information ProQuest Support Center Support materials to help you encourage use throughout your school Quick Start Guides Posters Free Newsletters Training Videos & Podcasts Product Logos PowerPoint Presentations Press Release Templates Student & Teacher Flyers And more! Local Configuration (LAD) Manage and edit their default account settings Change default settings Configure multimedia access Create local library holdings Add additional account settings for specific workstations And more

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