Monday, April 09, 2012

Changes to Proquest Databases

MHC Library Services recently switched over to Proquest’s new web interface.  This updated platform retains the search features you know and love and repackages them in a more attractive and user-friendly way. 

Among the new features are two particularly useful ones:
  • Auto-complete: Established keywords are recommended on-the-fly based on what you type
  • Keywords in context: Your search terms are highlighted within the search results
Accompanying the interface update are some minor changes to the organizational structure of the individual databases.  In particular, users now have the option to search the following newspaper databases directly:
In the past, these products could only be searched via Canadian Newsstand Complete- rest assured, these products are still indexed in that database as well. 

Additionally, CBCA Reference & CBCA Current Events have now been combined in the form of CBCA Reference & Current Events.  

As always, these databases and many more are available via our databases page.  Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about the changeover.

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