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as review, a speech , or an interview
||Affiliations linked to an author
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organization, or group
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||DATE(December 14 1995)
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||Articles in which an individual is
||Articles about a specific product
||Articles from a specific
||Specify periodical, newspaper or
wire feed articles
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||SIC codes associated with companies
featured in an article
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specified Ticker Symbol
For additional Search Fields, click on the
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to Help Contents and then to Search Fields for more
fields, codes and examples.
||manager, management, managing
Finds words that share a common beginning.
|gettysburg, gettysberg; clones, cloned
Finds the word, allowing any character in
place of each wildcard.
||hillary w/2 clinton
||Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton,
Hillary R. Clinton.
Finds both terms within the specified number
||world pre/3 web
||Finds articles with world preceding web
by up to three words.
Finds terms in order within the specified
number of words.
||a and (b or c)
(a and b) or c
|Parenthesis group parts of a search into
units and help clarify which terms each
operator is connecting.
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particular part, or "field", of the record, for
example, in the Author field, or in the Title of the
article. This is useful for finding a known article,
or for finding articles in a known journal.
Example: Find the following article using an
Hacking, Jan. "Genetics, biosocial groups & the
future of identity."
Daedalus. Boston: Fall 2006.Vol.135, Iss. 4; pg. 81, 15 pgs
How to find
editorials in ProQuest
Definitions of Editorials on the Web:
An editorial is a statement or article by a news
organization (generally a newspaper) that expresses
an opinion rather than attempting to simply report
news. Editorials are not written by the regular
reporters; rather, they are collectively authored by
a group of individuals called the editorial board.
They represent the newspaper's official positions on
- click on More
- from Document Type select Editorial
How to find
commentary in ProQuest
Definitions of commentary on the Web:
comment: a written explanation or criticism or
illustration that is added to a book or other
textual material; "he wrote an extended comment on
- click on More Search Options
- from Document Type select Commentary
- click on Search
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