Databases: Searching & Navigating

Help searching and navigation the library's research databases.

ProQuest Basics

The techniques shown in this video work for most ProQuest databases, including Business - Scholarly and Trade, ERIC, MLA Bibliography, ProQuest PowerSearch, PsycINFO, Social Services Abstracts, Communication Studies Multisearch, Dissertations & Theses Global, EconLit, GenderWatch, Philosopher's Index, International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, Sociological Abstracts, and more.

Using the ERIC Thesaurus

If you want to search for Subject words to use in your ERIC search, open a new tab on your browser and go to the ERIC Thesaurus on the ERIC.ed.gov site. You can then copy Subject terms to the ProQuest ERIC database to create searches. The thesaurus works better on the ERIC.ed.gov site, but ProQuest ERIC has more features and more full text.
Lucky us - we can use both!

Using the Thesaurus in PsycINFO

This video demonstrates how (and why) to use the thesaurus tool to find subject terms to improve your searching of PsycINFO.

Ask a Librarian Chat

Chat provides research help from librarians at EMU and other schools.