Database Detail: Proquest Central

The D’Youville Library Database Detail highlights electronic resources from our collection. It covers the basic features of a selected resource including its strengths and scope with links to tutorials and related resources. This Database Detail covers Proquest Central a comprehensive, multidisciplinary database.

What is it good for?

Proquest Central is a good for a little bit of everything. As a multidisciplinary resource it covers 175 subject areas from business to religion and everything in between. It also contains more magazine and newspaper full text than any of the other databases in the D’Youville Library collection. It has an easy to use interface for a Google like search experience, but has many advanced options that allow you to focus searches by date, format and document type.

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Five reasons to start your research with D’YouSearch

Searching for information is easy, getting the results you need is not. You need scholarly information for a research project and your not sure your Google searches are finding the right kind of information. The D’Youville library databases seem like a logical next step, but where do you go with a shortage of time and an abundance of choices?

Below we present 5 reasons why you might want to start your research projects with the D’Youville library search tool – D’YouSearch

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Database Detail: Academic Search Complete

The D’Youville Library Database Detail highlights electronic resources from our collection. It covers the basic features of a selected resource including its strengths and scope with links to tutorials and related resources. This Database Detail covers Academic Search Complete from Ebsco.

What is it good for?

Academic Search Complete is a multidisciplinary database covering all types of formats including ebooks, journal, magazine and newspaper articles. It is a great resource for finding material like interviews and reviews from non-academic resources such as magazines and newspapers.

Who should use it?

Undergraduate students writing a viewpoint articles, biographies, or seeking primary sources will find this an excellent resource. It is easy to find editorial pieces from major publications and reviews of all types of media from books to movies and more. Not all of the material is considered scholarly but it does contain some literary criticism.

Search Options

Includes popular search limiters such as full text and scholarly journals.

More specialized limiters allow you to narrow your searches by publication type (magazines, newspapers, primary source, etc..) and document type (book review, case study, editorial, film review, interview, literary criticism and many more).

Tutorials

This database is published by Ebsco and has a similar interface to many of the databases in the library. While it looks the same, the content searched is slightly different and includes search limiters that reflect this content. Please view the general Ebscohost search tutorial for basic search tips.

Learn More

Take a look at the Ebsco profile page for this resource. It contains a complete list of journal coverage, subject strengths and comparisons to some similar databases. h

Related Resources

Academic Onefile
Proquest Central

Try these three great medical resources from Wolters Kluwer-Ovid for a limited time!

The library is running a short trial of three major medical databases from Wolters Kluwer- Ovid, the leading medical research platform for medical professionals. These comprehensive resources are different from many of our journal based databases and include videos, case studies, diagnostic tests, textbooks and more.

Great for all of our medical disciplines, take a look today and let us know if we should purchase for the future.

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Hitchcock Psycho Analysis

Frantically trying to finish that research paper on Alfred Hitchcock? We have put together a list of some great ebooks in the D’Youville Library collection that offer critical views of movies made by the late, great director.

Scripting Hitchcock:Psycho, The birds, and Marnie

Nominated for a nonfiction Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America, Scripting Hitchcock explores the collaborative process between Alfred Hitchcock and the screenwriters he hired to write the scripts for three of his greatest films: Psycho, The Birds, and Marnie.

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