ProQuest2012 - Sullivan University Library

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Sullivan University Library Database
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ProQuest databases allow users to search for
citations, abstracts, and full-text and fullimage articles on a variety of topics.
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ProQuest® databases allow users to search
for citations, abstracts, and full-text and fullimage articles on a variety of topics.
Sullivan University students have access to four
Proquest® databases.
 Accounting and Tax
 Alt-Press Watch
 Proquest Career & Technical Education
 Proquest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT)
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“This is the quintessential accountant's
database. It brings together highly ranked
global and scholarly journals with key
resources for locating quick and precise
results covering current news and topics, as
well as the trends and history influencing
important accounting and tax issues of the
day.”
(http://search.proquest.com/accounting?acco
untid=14142)
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“This database provides full-text articles for
over 210 publications of the alternative and
independent presses, from 1970 to current.”
(http://search.proquest.com/altpresswatch?a
ccountid=14142)
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“ProQuest Career & Technical Education is the
definitive source for vocational information.
The database includes nearly 600 titles, with
more than 500 available in full text for quick
access to research on virtually any technical
topic.”
(http://search.proquest.com/career?accounti
d=14142)
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“This database is the world's most
comprehensive collection of dissertations and
theses from around the world, spanning from
1861 to the present day and offering full text
for most of the dissertations added since
1997.”
(http://search.proquest.com/pqdtft?accounti
d=14142)
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Go to http://library.sullivan.edu (You can
access this site through the student portal
under Campus Resources)
Select Articles and E-Books in the left
navigation.
Read the login instructions.
Select Click here to login to databases and
log in as needed.
Select ProQuest from the list of popular
databases.
The Basic Search screen will appear. At this point you are searching in
Multiple Databases (all of the databases) .
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Information and Learning Company)
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To access ONLY one of the Databases:
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Click the 4 databases link.
A listing of the available databases will appear.
Click on the database that you would like to search.
OR: To search more than one database but not all
of the databases, check the checkboxes next to
your chosen databases.
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Information and Learning Company)
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The Search Methods are at the top of the
ProQuest screen. These indicate different
ways in which the databases can be searched.
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Company)
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The different search options include:
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Basic Search
Advanced Search
Command Line
Find Similar
Look Up Citation
Obituaries
Click the name of the type of search you’ll be
performing.
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The Basic Search method allows you to
search by entering a word, words or specific
phrase in the search box.
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Company)
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Capitalization does not matter in a search.
MICHAEL JORDAN, Michael Jordan, or michael
jordan will all find the same results.
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There are several steps to performing Basic
Search.
1. Enter one or more words in the search box.
2. Check the box next to Full text if you want to
retrieve only complete articles.
3. Check the box next to Peer Reviewed if you want
to retrieve only peer-reviewed journals.
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Information and Learning Company)
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The format in which the article can be viewed will
be listed underneath the citation to the article. If
there is no listing underneath the citation, only the
abstract and citation are available.
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Full Text: The complete text to the article is available.
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Citation/Abstract: Only a citation and a brief
summary of the article is available.
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Text+Graphics: The article is available in full text
form. Any graphics or pictures are also available.
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Full Text - PDF: The article is available in a scanned
format. Adobe Acrobat software must be installed in
order to view the article.
Preview - PDF: An excerpt of the article is available in
a scanned format.
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During a search, you can use truncation
operators (also known as wildcards).
A question mark can be used to search for a
specific number of letters. For example,
wom?n can be used to find woman or women.
An asterisk is used to search for words with a
common word root. For example, child* finds
child, children, childish, childhood, etc.
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Click the Advanced Search link to get to the
Advanced Search option.
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Information and Learning Company)
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Use Advanced Search to build a custom
search.
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Information and Learning Company)
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Type a word or phrase in the first entry box.
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Information and Learning Company)
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Use the pull-down menu to click on a
search field.
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Information and Learning Company)
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Use the pull-down menu to select a Logical
Operator (or accept the default AND).
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Type a second word or phrase.
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Choose limiters and select other search
options as needed.
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Finally…click Search!
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The Publication search can be used to find a
particular issue of a magazine or journal.
Click on the Publication link located near the
top of the screen.
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Information and Learning Company)
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Type in the complete title of a publication or just a
word that may be in the title. For example, you can
type in the word Food. Then click Search.
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Information and Learning Company)
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Once you have entered a search, a listing of
publication titles containing the word(s) will appear.
Click on the title that interests you.
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Information and Learning Company)
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Click the issue you wish to view. A listing of
available articles will appear.
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Information and Learning Company)
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You can also choose to search within the publication
by clicking the Search Within Publication tab located
near the top of the publication results page.
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Information and Learning Company)
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For further information, please contact the
library at 456-6773.

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