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INFO 102 - Finding Articles  

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Using ProQuest

This video will show you the basics of how to open ProQuest, do a basic search, and see only a certain type of article - either magazines, newspapers, scholarly journals, or trade/practitioners' journals.

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Find Articles in the ProQuest Database

  • ProQuest is a database that contains millions of articles from magazines, journals, and newspapers.


  • Often these articles are ones that are NOT freely available on the internet - you have special access to these because you are a Pierce College student

1) Start at the Pierce College Library Article Databases page.

2) Click on the ProQuest link in the middle of the page under "General Periodical Databases"

3) If you are off campus, fill in your ID number and last name when prompted.  Questions about how to access ProQuest when you are off campus access?

4) Enter search words.  See image below:

5) Narrow your results by type of source (scholarly journal or trade magazine).  See image below:

6) Read a summary of the article and find the full text (see image below):


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