December 18th, 2007

Find More Search Results in ProQuest Databases

We’ve recently made a minor modification to several ProQuest databases (ABI/INFORM, ProQuest Education Journals, ProQuest Medical Library, and Psychology Journals).

In the past when you did a search, these databases limited your keywords to be found in the citation and abstract of the article. Now they will default to search your keywords in the citation and document text. This change means you will get more results when you do a search because it’s bringing back results that include your keywords anywhere in the article.

If you find that most of the first several results are not on your topic, you can change how the results are sorted to sort by relevance. This will bring the more relevant articles to the top of your results list.

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You always have the choice to change where your keywords are searched. Just click on the drop down menu to the right of the search boxes to search your keywords in a different field.

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-Sommer

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