Using ProQuest Databases
ProQuest databases (available on campus and remotely)
provide a wealth of full-text information for academic
research. In addition to the general Research Library,
ProQuest offers a choice of specialized databases,
including ABI Inform and PsycInfo.
ProQuest databases provide access to thousands
of general interest and scholarly journals in a wide
range of subject areas such as:
ProQuest enables you to:
- print your citation list in APA, MLA, AMA,
or Turabian citation styles
- e-mail articles, export citations or create a bibliography
- search a specific publication for articles
Using Basic Search in ProQuest:
- Enter search terms
- Choose Scholarly (& peer reviewed) journals
- Click Search
Search Tips -- Want to...?
Find only full text articles?
|Check the "Full text documents only" box
Search for an exact phrase?
|Use Quotation Marks around your terms
Include multiple databases in your search?
|Click the "Select multiple databases" link and check off the databases to use in your search
Find multiple forms of a word?
|Place * after the root of the word
Expand your results?
|Use "or" to combine terms
Narrow your results?
|Use "and" to combine terms
- ProQuest Smart Search:
- For alternatives to the terms you've selected, try
"Suggested Topics" or "Browse Suggested
Advanced Search Features
ProQuest's advanced features can save time and
yield more specific results on your topic.
- Use the Advanced Search tab to search by author,
subject, document title, publication title,
company, product, or person.
- Add up to 4 additional search boxes to
combine keywords, choose document type,
etc., to focus your search.
Hint: Search Operators
("or", "and") help to
expand or narrow your search
- Use the Topic Guide tab to browse
suggested topics or search for terms similar
to those you've chosen.
- Use the Publication Search tab to
browse or search for a particular journal,
magazine or newspaper title.
ProQuest also lets you limit your search to:
- full text materials
- scholarly and peer-reviewed journals
- document type, such as:
- Use the "mark article" feature to
- build and save your bibliography
- print it in the citation style you choose
- e-mail the citation or full text
- Note: Choosing ProQuest from the Library's
list of databases includes all ProQuest databases in
your search. Choosing ProQuest Research Library from the Library's
Alphabetic or Subject list of databases
(under General) will limit
your search to just the Research Library database.
- For help in using these features, choose Search Tips from
the ProQuest Tools menu, ask a Reference Librarian, or call the
reference Desk (516-299-2305).
Regina Dlugokencky, May 2005
HTML by Robert Delaney