ProQuest Package Product Descriptions

The Washington State Library’s Statewide Database Licensing program is contracting with ProQuest for database access beginning July 1, 2016. The databases provided under this contract include the following (descriptions provided by vendor and are for information purposes only). For more information, including access to complete title lists, visit the ProQuest WSL LibGuides page.

Technical and Support Information

 

Research Library

Research Library is a truly multidisciplinary resource featuring a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and other timely sources across the top 150 subject areas. By covering more subject areas than other resources, it is ideal for serving diverse needs, from the one-time user to the interdisciplinary requirements of serious researchers.

Research Library provides access to a wide range of the core academic titles, from business and the sciences to literature and politics. The database expands daily and currently includes more than 6,000 titles, 75% (4,500) of which are available in full text.

Subject areas covered include:

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Health and medical
  • History
  • Law
  • Literature and languages
  • Multicultural
  • Psychology
  • Natural sciences
  • Social sciences
  • Engineering and technology
  • Women's studies
ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry

ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry is the source professionals rely on for major trade and industry news. It includes in-depth coverage of companies, products, executives, trends, and other topics for more than 3,140 publications, with over 2,930 in full-text. With ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry, users can study and compare specific trades and industries, including telecommunications, computing, transportation, construction, petrochemicals, and many others. Titles include Airline Industry Information, Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Technology News Focus, R & D, and more.

Family Health

The Family Health Database offers international coverage dating back to 1988 of an enormous range of public health subjects, including pandemics, disaster preparedness, and obesity. Particularly of interest to public library users, the public health topics covered in the collection range from sports injuries to women's health, from food and nutrition to midwifery, from eye care to dentistry. Provided by over 190 publishers, over 350 full-text magazines, newspapers, scholarly journals, and trade publications and over 300 health video clips from INTELECOM are included in the collection. Key titles include American Family Physician, Psychiatric Times, Psychology Today, Family Relations, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Men's Health, Women's Health Weekly, and Pediatrics for Parents.

In addition, researchers benefit from robust information management and workflow tools and functionality integrated into the platform that make this content appropriate for non-expert and non-English speaking researchers as well as subject matter experts. These user-friendly features include the ability to cite results in numerous citation styles, save as a PDF or other document formats, save searches, and export documents to reference management tools like RefWorks as well as a Health Sciences RSS feed to provide updates on full-text content.

U.S. Newsstream

U.S. Newsstream enables users to search current US news content, as well as archives that stretch back into the 1980s, with over 250 titles in all. It features top newspapers, wires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, and news sites in full-text format. U.S. Newsstream provides key national and regional news sources from the US and includes exclusive and preferred access to top titles, including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Newsday, and Chicago Tribune. All titles are cross-searchable on the ProQuest platform.

Included are these Washington sources: Spokane Spokesman-Review (1994- ), Vancouver Columbian (1995- ), Yakima Herald-Republic (1998- ), Spokane Journal of Business (1991- ), Seattle Times (Citations/Abstracts only: 1984-2008), Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Citations/Abstracts only: 1990-2012), Tacoma News Tribune (Citations/Abstracts only: 1993-2012), Everett Herald (Citations/Abstracts only: 2001-2015), and selected business coverage from a variety of other WA newspapers pre-1997.

CultureGrams

CultureGrams is a leading reference for concise and reliable cultural information on the countries of the world. With world events increasingly affecting our lives, it’s more important than ever to educate students about the world around them, and for college students and business people to stay up-to-date.

CultureGrams provides country reports that go beyond mere facts and figures to deliver a one-of-a-kind perspective on daily life and culture, including the background, customs, and lifestyles of the world’s people.

Individual reports covering 200+ countries, all 50 US states, and the Canadian provinces, are written and reviewed by in-country experts and are updated as new information becomes available, so you can be sure you’re offering only the very best, most current information to staff and students.

eLibrary Curriculum Edition

eLibrary—the user-friendly general reference tool—delivers one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content designed to support every range of users, including middle and high school students, college-prep and college-level researchers, and professional educators. Educators can search for resources that correlate to state and national standards, including Common Core State Standards. eLibrary’s updated interface and features make research easy. Researchers will find the answers they need from more than 1,700 full-text magazines, newspapers, books, and news broadcast transcripts, plus a collection of over 7 million maps, pictures, weblinks, and audio/video files.

The eLibrary® database has been completely re-imagined, with a redesigned experience that more efficiently guides novice researchers to identify their research topic and find authoritative information to support their research claim. Now presented on the award-winning ProQuest platform, eLibrary offers two methods of access: a custom Guided Research application, and as part of the unified platform, assuring fit-for-purpose use.

SIRS Discoverer

SIRS Discoverer is a multidisciplinary database for elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas content sets such as current events, history, health, language arts, math, science, social studies, and technology. All newspaper, magazine, and reference content is 100% full-text, editorially-selected and indexed from over 2,200 reliable, high-quality domestic and international sources, as well as standards-aligned, and Lexile measured. The collection includes 9,000 integrated educational web links, and reference materials such as the Compton's by Britannica encyclopedia and DK Eyewitness books.

History Study Center

History Study Center is a virtual library of information, housing over 40,000 documents that showcase historical events and provide students, historians, and professional researchers alike with quick and easy access to the information they want. This unique service offers valuable historical reference materials through seven integrated resources: Study Unit Pages, Reference Library, Picture Library, Video Library, Journal Library, KnowledgeNotes™ History Guides, and Web Gateway.

ProQuest Learning: Literature

ProQuest® Learning: Literature provides more than 180,000 full-text works of poetry, prose, and drama from around the world. This unique resource also offers secondary sources such as author biographies and multimedia, as well as literary criticisms, essays, reviews, and interviews drawn from more than 100 full-text literary magazines and journals. A searchable database of more than 2,500 images and video clips contextualizes the material for students and makes ProQuest Learning: Literature a great source for multimedia projects and presentations. The unique Poets on Screen feature presents clips of world-famous writers reading poetry—their own and that of others, bridging the gap between student and author.

 

Database Access Links and Authentication Information

ProQuest package database links:

Note: ProQuest is switching from HTTP to the more secure HTTPS protocol. As of June 30, 2017, the ProQuest platform is no longer accessible via HTTP but requires use of HTTPS. SIRS Discoverer and CultureGrams are also available via HTTPS. The History Study Center and ProQuest Learning: Literature are not yet available via HTTPS. For more information on this change, visit ProQuest Technical Support.

Notes regarding authentication: These URLs as listed above will prompt for a username and password. Once a library sets up its authentication, custom URLs which redirect to the correct logon page are generated. To set up authentication for the ProQuest platform, use the ProQuest Administrative Module (PAM). To obtain an institution's PAM credentials, or for assistance with authentication for the other platforms (eLibrary, CultureGrams, SIRS), contact ProQuest Customer Service at customerservice@proquest.com or  (800) 521-0600 x72971. Common authentication methods include:

  • IP Address Recognition;
  • Patron library card bar code number (pattern matching);
  • Referring URL, using a proxy server or similar technology;
  • Authentication via the institution's Integrated Library System (ILS);
  • Username and password is also available, but is generally regarded as the least satisfactory method.

ProQuest Browser Requirements and Technical Support

For minimum browser requirements, or assistance with browser configuration, see the ProQuest Technical Support Browser Health Checker. For other technical issues, contact ProQuest Technical Support via their Technical Support Portal, via phone at (800) 889-3358, or via e-mail.

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