What Types of Databases Can You Search on ProQuest?


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ProQuest databases contains scholarly journals, newspapers, reports, working papers, data sets, digitized pages of primary historical sources and more than 450,000 ebooks. These databases are classified according to their purpose and subjects.

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ProQuest offers content-driven services to libraries and researchers around the world through partnerships with content-holding entities. Apart from databases, ProQuest provides tools for citation management and search and share tools for researchers. ProQuest is a part of Cambridge Information Group.

Databases on ProQuest are classified according to library type. Approximately 238 databases are included in ProQuest, which spans across libraries from various institutes and subjects. It further divides the library type into different subjects to ease the search.

The primary classification includes Academic library databases, Community College library databases, Corporate library databases, Public library databases, School library databases and Government library databases. The secondary classification of these libraries is done for various subjects. These subjects are Arts and Humanities, Business, Common core, Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Education and Careers, Engineering and SciTech, Films and Music, Finance, Genealogy, General research, Health and Medicine, Health sciences and Nursing, History, Legislative histories, Literature, Multi-disciplinary, News and issues, News and trade, Patents, Pharmaceutical and Biomedical, Science and technology, Social Sciences, Social issues, STEM and Student resources.

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