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 and a good source for nursing and medical
On Campus Access
Off Campus Access
- 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
- 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.
- Once you have found an article there are several ways to find information for citing
- 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.