Answered By: Priscilla Coulter Last Updated: Aug 02, 2016 Views: 676
Answered By: Priscilla Coulter
Last Updated: Aug 02, 2016 Views: 676
ProQuest (linked below) is one of our biggest and most popular database providers. Once you have entered ProQuest through the library's website, you can register for a free My Research account. This account will allow you to:
- Save documents and searches across ProQuest sessions. That means if you visit your library today, create a My Research account, and then save a few documents and some searches to your account…they’ll still be there—in your account—when you visit your library, tomorrow…or next week.
- Create folders to save and manage documents you find relevant to your research.
- Save and manage search alerts, publication alerts, and RSS feeds.
- Set ProQuest preferences that will be in effect during any ProQuest session when you are signed in to your account.
- Tag documents with words or phrases you think are relevant or suggestive of a document’s content or focus. Then, share those tags with other users in the ProQuest community—or keep your tags private, so only you see them.
- Create lists of documents that you find interesting, important, or otherwise noteworthy. Then, share your list with the ProQuest community. Lists, along with tags, are a great way to share research ideas and inspirations with users in libraries and schools around the world.
To create your account:
- Go to the ProQuest Database Suite (if prompted, log in with your student/faculty id and password)
- Click "Create a My Research Account" (see a screen capture here)
- Follow the instructions on the screen to set up your account.
- To return to your account in future ProQuest sessions, look for the "My Research" link in the upper right corner of your screen.