Posted by: ccclib | February 24, 2011

New ProQuest Platform for Library Databases

From the Head Librarian:

ProQuest has introduced a new platform for searching and accessing information from ProQuest Newsstand and Ethnic NewsWatch library databases. The Huntsville Campus Library and Brewer Library made the changeover to the new platform yesterday, February 23. The next time you access either of these two online library databases, your user experience will be different.

You will see some functionality that you recognize, and some functionality that is new. ProQuest explains that the new platform user experience has been designed specifically to support the primary user type — college student researchers comfortable with computers and the Internet, but with limited research experience.

Calhoun licenses ProQuest Newsstand where you can access hundreds of full text national and international newspapers, including current issues and archives for The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The New York Times, USA Today, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Washington Post, Barron’s and many more.

Ethnic News Watch is offered to Calhoun users by the Alabama Virtual Library and provides full text to online newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press, including Asian-American, Jewish, African-American, Native-American, Arab-American, Eastern-European, and multi-ethnic communities.

Below is a link to a demo for learning about the new ProQuest:

 http://www.proquest.com/assets/media/products/platform/1631_demo01.html 

You will find ProQuest Newsstand and Ethnic NewsWatch on the Calhoun Library Web site. Look for ProQuest here:

 ‘Online Databases’

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