Kiefer Library

Using ProQuest

What is ProQuest?

ProQuest provides full-text articles and citations from magazine, periodical, journal and newspaper articles in both full-text and citation format. It is one of the main databases to use to locate periodical articles. A good source for nursing and medical periodicals.

On Campus Access

Off Campus Access

Finding Articles

  • Type your search terms in the Basic Search box.
  • Click Search.
  • Click on an article title from the list. You can then copy from the article into a MS Word document, print the article, or email the text to yourself.
  • Limit your results by:
    • Clicking the box next to Full Text. Only full-text articles will be included in your results.
    • Clicking the box next to Scholarly journals. Only articles appearing in scholarly journals will be included in your results. A scholarly journal is more academic and technical. Popular magazines and newspapers are not scholarly journals.
  • For more search options, click on the Advanced tab at the top of the page.
    • Enter separate terms in each box.
    • You may choose different Boolean operators by clicking on the drop down menu next to the box with the word AND in it and changing the operator.
    • You can broaden or narrow your search by clicking on the drop down menu next to the box with the words Citation and Abstract in it and changing the option.
  • Further options to tailor your search are displayed when you click on the link called More Search Options.

Citing Articles

  • Once you have found an article there are several ways to find information for citing your article.
    • Click on the title, Abstract, Full text or Full text – PDF then click on the Cite this link along the top.
    • Select your Citation style when emailing articles.