Searching ProQuest: A Tutorial

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Topic Search

With the ProQuest Topic Guide you can find articles by searching an index, or by exploring a hierarchical subject directory. Indexed topics may include subjects, companies, people, and locations. This approach is useful when you're new to searching online or when you're looking for information on a general topic.

Enter a term and select whether you want ProQuest to Suggest Topics or Look up Topics A-Z, then click Find Term. Or, click browse subjects by topic to view the Subject Directory.

Once you have found a topic, click View documents to run a search using the topic or click Narrow below the desired topic to narrow the search using related terms. From the narrowed list, find a term you want to use and click View.