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ProQuest: transition to new ‘platform’ [new look, new features]

Posted by isulib on August 12, 2011

As of Thursday August 11, we have implemented the new ProQuest platform. Links on the database Web pages have all been replaced with links for the new platform and are visible to users.

One excellent new feature: if you are a regular user of the Ebscohost’s MyFolder feature [create login, materials placed in folder stay in folder], ProQuest now offers My Research with similar features – perfect for the long-term researcher!

We will be covering the new interface at one of our Extravaganza. But ProQuest offers a variety of training materials as well:

Print Guides

Online training:

  • Introduction to the New ProQuest Platform: recorded, live:  August 18, August 24 and August 31
    Learn how users will be able to search, find, use, and share their research in exciting ways. We will also answer questions and show you how to access support, including tutorials, help pages and documentation.
    • Advanced Searching: Beyond the Single Search Box:
      live:  August 19 and August 29
      This session covers:
      • Advanced Search, Command Line, Look Up Citation, and Find Similar search forms
      • Identifying relevant subject terms with ProQuest Smart Search
      • Locating appropriate subject terms using the Thesaurus
      • Formatting a search using field codes, proximity operators and special characters
      • Creating a marked list and viewing selected items
      • Support and tutorials
      • Questions

    RECOMMENDED: Familiarity with the new ProQuest platform basic search features or prior viewing of the Introduction to the New ProQuest Platform session.

    • My Research: recorded, live: August 4 and August 15
      See how the powerful My Research tool—now on the new ProQuest platform—allows users to create a profile within their institutional account to save and organize search strategies and references, create and save RSS feeds, email alerts, tags, and shared lists.

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