Enter your search term(s). ProQuest looks for your search terms in:
If you enter a phrase, e.g. climate change, ProQuest will look for documents that contain both climate and change in any of the document information listed above.
Information about which databases you are currently searching is displayed in the blue bar at the top of the ProQuest window. Click on the down arrow to see the listing. You can then check off your selections and uncheck databases you don't want to include.
The Advanced Search in ProQuest provides many choices for narrowing down your results, such as by date range or document type. If your results are still too numerous, the following search operators help in formulating your query much more precisely:
( ) to group synomyns or similar terms
|entrepreneur* and team*
entrepren* or intrapren*
(entrepren* or intrapren*) and interviews
|Truncation||* (asterisk)||entrepreneur* (searches for entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, etc.)|
|Proximity - Same order||pre/X||market pre/2 share|
|Proximity - Any order||w/X||market w/2 share (would search for "share of the market")|
|Wildcard||? (question mark)||wom?n|
Truncation and Wildcard Characters
More About Boolean Searching
Boolean, proximity and adjacency operators are used to broaden and narrow your search.
|Look for documents that contain all of your words or phrases.
Use AND to narrow your search and get fewer results.
|food AND nutrition|
|OR||Look for documents that contain any of your words or phrases.
Use OR to broaden your search and get more results.
|food OR nutrition|
|NOT||Look for documents that contain one of your search terms, but not the other.||nursing NOT shortage|
|NEAR/n or N/n||
Look for documents that contain two search terms, in any order, within a specified number of words apart. Replace ‘n’ with a number. In the example, 3 means within 3 words.
Used alone, NEAR defaults to NEAR/4.
|nursing NEAR/3 education
media N/3 women
|PRE/n or P/n or -||
Look for documents that contain one search term that appears within a specified number of words before a second term.
Replace ‘n’ with a number. In the example, 4 means the first term precedes the second term by 4 or fewer words.
A hyphen (-) joining two terms within a search is equivalent to PRE/0 or P/0.
|nursing PRE/4 education
shares P/4 technologies
Mark the items you wish to print and click the PRINT/EMAIL/EXPORT/SAVE options at the top of the result list.
The BROWSE link leads to additional, specialty content, such as company profiles, industry reports, country profiles, business videos, dissertations, and more, In the Entrepreneurship database, the BROWSE feature provides a listing of topics.