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Database Help: ProQuest

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Thigpen Library provides access to several databases from ProQuest.

ProQuest Research Library is a periodical database with newspapers and wire feeds, magazines, trade journals (specialized magazines), and scholarly journals including peer-reviewed. You will find full-text articles plus citations and abstracts.This database is a suitable research tool for most subject areas.

Find full-text articles from The Wall Street Journal and The Tennessean.

Literature Online (LION) has its own page on Tips for few database in this guide.

Citing information found in ProQuest

Where did you find it? First, determine which ProQuest database you were using. The Wall Street Journal and Tennessean are part of  ProQuest Reseach Library.

What is it? The database provides clues as to the type of resource.

Resource link?  Use the document URL in ProQuest Research Library and durable URL for Literature Online.

The Cite feature in ProQuest Research Library provides a citation for a variety of styles. You need to review the citation to ensure that it is properly formatted and contains all the necessary information.

ProQuest links

The permalink for articles and other resources in databases from ProQuest changed to a secure protocol (HTTPS) in June 2017. Old links to articles or other resources with the HTTP protocol will NOT work. To correct your broken link add an S to the HTTP in the document URL.

Examples of link change for document URL from Research Library



Search tips & techniques


Full-text is the complete text of the article. An abstract is only a summary and cannot be used as a source. PDF full text is the article as it appeared in print and includes any charts or pictures.

CAUTION: No full-text link means no complete article.

Scholarly Articles in Research Library

Option 1: Limit your search results to Scholarly Journals at the beginning of your search. 

CAUTION: Selecting peer-reviewed eliminates many scholarly journals. You can also select a publication date range. If you are instructed to only cite sources from the last 5 years, you can limit your search to that date range.

Option 2:  If you forget to select Scholarly Journals at the beginning, or if you want to view a different source type, use the "Narrow results by" option on the right side of your results page. Under Source type select "Scholarly Journals."