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.


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.