Stay Informed

Stay Informed is a series of hints, tips, guides and recommendations written by the Library Staff to help make using the library easier and more enjoyable.

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What is ProQuest Complete?

What is ProQuest Complete and why should you use it?

 ProQuest Complete is a journal database similar to EBSCO. ProQuest also contains a wide range of sources including approximately:

  • 2,000 Peer-reviewed academic journals
  • 1,000 Country data reports
  • 900 Industry reports
  • 30,000 Full-text business dissertations
  • 13,000 Case studies
  • Access to the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and The Economist

The number of individual journals that we subscribe to within ProQuest Complete is approximately 6800. These include:

  • MIT Sloan Management Review
  • Management Decision
  • Leadership and Organization Development Journal
  • Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science

What are the good points about this database?

  • Easy to navigate
  • Intuitive in terms of suggesting other relevant searches
  • Option to refine by Document Type
  • Wide choice of source types
  • Direct export to Refworks citation manager

What are the bad points about this database?

  • Results tend to contain a large amount of non-academic sources
  • Limited full-text access to certain publications
  • Selecting ‘suggested subjects’ create a new search and removes the current one

 I don’t know where to start! Can the Library help?

  • Of course we can – answering your questions is a huge part of the Library service. You can ring or email us with any question. If you’d like a more formal training session, contact us and we’ll be happy to schedule a session with you.