ProQuest Gets Refreshed

The ProQuest family of online databases was recently refreshed with a new look and feel to the user interface. While some changes are simply cosmetic, providing a more contemporary look to the search and results screens, others may greatly enhance the way students access these important sources of information in the future. Newly available is a “My Research” link at the top of the ProQuest screens, where students using campus-networked computers can create a username and password to save the results they’ve found. Once that’s achieved, a student can access those results from ProQuest’s website with any internet-connected (wired or wireless) computer, on campus or off, without having to first go through Citrix. Not only that, once logged in, they can continue to search the ProQuest databases, again with no need for Citrix. While this will currently work with all 19 ProQuest databases that the Library offers (all of which begin with “ProQuest” in their name except for American Periodicals Series Online), Citrix will still have to be used on non-networked computers to access the other databases to which the Library currently subscribes to (e.g. JSTOR).