Go to www.stac.edu and click on Visit the Library.
At the top of the library database menu page, click on the subject area of your choice such as Arts & Humanities. ProQuest Interdisciplinary Research Library appears in the list for all of the subject areas.
Step 3 Click on ProQuest Research Library
Step 4 Searching
ProQuest defaults to the Basic search. Click on the Advanced tab at the top of the screen to build a search using pull-down menus.
- Type a word or a phrase in the first text box.
- Click on the pull-down menu to the right and select one of the search fields in which to search for the terms you have entered. For example, to search for an article about a particular person, enter the person's name in the text box, and then select Person from the pull-down menu.
- To combine concepts, enter your search terms in the additional text box(es), and then select an operator from the pull-down menus on the left of the text boxes, or accept the default, AND.
- To find articles published in a certain time frame, use the pull-down menu beside Date Range.
- For Full-text only or Scholarly journals, including peer-reviewed, click in the appropriate box.
- Click on the Search button to submit your search.
Step 5 Viewing Results
- Ten citations will appear on each page. Click on Next to see the next ten citations. Click on Previous to see the preceding page of results.
- Notice Suggested Topics above the list of citations. Use these to enhance or narrow the search.
Step 6 Selecting An Article
- Click on the title of the article that closely matches your search.
- To view the summary of the article click on Abstract.
- To see the full text click on Full text.
- Along with the article title you will see the bibliographic information: author, journal name, date, etc.
- You will have the options to print the article, e-mail it to yourself or save to a flashdrive. You will see these options on the screen below.
- Cite this will bring the user to a choice of article citation formats.
- Upon selecting your article the user will see the Abstract followed by the Full Text article. In this example only part of the article appears.