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How to Use ProQuest Research Library

Get the basics, grab citations and help.

Save Time on the Result List

Save TimeOnce you've done a search you can save time by using options on the right side of the screen (see clocks, below). Each of the options shows several items to limit; click More Options... to view all your options.

Using any of the options will potentially help you focus and save time, but these are generally your best bets:

  • Full Text
    Select Full text included to limit to articles with full text online.
  • Source Type
    You can easily narrow down to academic or scholarly resources if your instructor requires it by selecting Scholarly Journals. 
  • Document Type
    This is an easy way to limit your search to things like audio/video, biographies, case studies, commentary, editorials, government documents, interviews, speeches, statistics, transcripts, and more.
  • Subject
    Save a lot of time by selecting a subject. This will eliminate articles that just mention your topic, but are not mainly about your topic.
  • Preview
    View a summary of your article.

Get Scholarly & Peer Reviewed Journals

TipYou probably won't have to use this option for all of your research projects, but if your instructor requires that you use academic, scholarly or peer reviewed journals, this is the easiest way to get them:

  1. Under the search box, select Peer reviewed and perform your search.
  2. You can limit after your search as well, under Narrow Results.