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ProQuest Information and LearningElectronic Resources and Library Management Tools

Rebecca Larkin

Regional Sales Manager


  • ProQuest Information and Learning – our brands

  • ABI/Inform and Business Databases

  • ProQuest Interface Enhancements and News

    • ProQuest®SmartSearch

    • Dissertations

    • Author Profiles

  • Serial Solutions

    • Access and Management Suite

    • Article Linker

    • Full MARC Records

    • Serials Solutions Central Search

  • Other ProQuest News

ProQuest Information & Learning - Brands

  • Serials in Microform

  • Newspapers in Microform

  • Microform Collections

  • Historical Newspapers

  • Business Databases

  • General Reference Databases

  • Social Science Databases

  • STM Databases

  • Digital Vault

  • Micromedia

  • SoftLine

  • Canada’s Information People’

  • Corporate and library markets

  • Financial, bibliographic and directory databases

  • Literature Databases

  • Humanities Databases

  • International Geopolitical Databases

  • CoursePack products

  • ReSearch Engine

  • MBS ReSearch Engine

  • Education ReSearch Engine

  • K-12 Schools Market

  • Research databases

  • Curriculum products

  • Topic tree access

  • Photographs

  • Multimedia

  • K-12 and Public Library Markets

  • Curriculum related, assignment driven information

  • Social problems and controversies databases

  • Legal issues and ethics databases

ProQuest Information and Learning

  • Established in 1938 by Eugene Power in Ann Arbor as University Microfilms

  • Name changes

    • University Microfilms International

    • UMI

    • Bell & Howell Information and Learning

    • ProQuest Information and Learning

  • Formats

    • print-on-demand, microform, CD-ROM, online

ProQuest Information and Learning

  • 8,000 serials in microform, many from their first issues to today

  • 400 research collections in microform, comprising millions of documents, books, articles, images

  • 2+ million doctoral dissertations

  • Abstracting and indexing of 7,000 journals and newspapers

  • Digitisation of almost 4,000 journals and newspapers

  • More than 100 online and CD-ROM products and services


A leading business resource for over three decades


  • ABI/INFORM Complete

    • Flagship product comprises ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry and Business Dateline to provide access to over 3,000 titles

  • ABI/INFORM Global

    • Provides in-depth coverage of

      • Management practice and theory

      • Corporate strategy and tactics

      • Business conditions

      • Management techniques

      • Business trends

      • Competitive landscape

    • Carefully managed source list to offer balanced subject coverage

ABI/Inform Overview

  • ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry

    • Trade publications provide industry specific news and company Information

    • Covers every NAICS major industry

  • ABI/INFORM Archive

    • Back-file expansion project currently provides access to over 50 key journals from 1st edition.

    • Complimentary access for selected image customers.

  • Wall Street Journal, Eastern Edition

    • The only aggregated business resource to offer you access to WSJ.

    • Complementary to ABI/INFORM subscribers with backfile to 1984

    • Considered the only newspaper that maintains the products business focus.

Added to ABI/INFORM in 2004

Sloan Management Review - from November 2004

Rand Journal of Economics - from August 2004

Springer Verlag - 30 Key titles from August 2004

  • Annals of Regional Science

  • Central European Journal of Operations Research

  • Economic Bulletin

  • Economics of Governance

  • Environmental Economics & Policy Studies

  • Intl Journal of Game Theory

  • Journal of Economics

  • Journal of Geographical Systems

  • Mathematical Methods of Operations Research

  • Papers in Regional Science

  • Probability Theory & Related Fields

  • Review of Economic Design

  • Spanish Economic Review

  • Statistical Papers

  • Applied Mathematics & Optimization

  • Computing

  • Economic Theory

  • Empirical Economics

  • Finance & Stochastics

  • Intl Journal of Information Security

  • Journal of Evolutionary Economics

  • Journal of Population Economics

  • Mathematical Programming

  • Portuguese Economic Journal

  • Psychological Research

  • Social Choice & Welfare

  • Statistical Methods & Applications

  • Theory of Computing Systems

ProQuest News introducing ProQuest ® Smart Search

ProQuest® Smart Search is an underlying engine that helps you to refine your search.

You need only type in a topic or subject (on the basic or advanced search screen)

The Smart Search engine compares your search terms to the available index terms, index term pairs and publications for the databases you are searching and then offers suggestions to help focus your search

The suggested topics appear in order of relevance (best suggestions and matches first) and often contain pairs of index terms

If you click on one of the topics, another search will be run using the index terms selected


Scholar Universe Author Profiles


  • ProQuest now includes an Alerts service. You can:

    • Set up Search alerts service for the latest information on a particular search query

    • Set up Publication alerts to be notified when the latest edition of a particular publication is available

    • Set up alerts to receive notification of when dissertations are published in a particular subject area

      • Dissertations customers can set up alerts for notification of dissertations that match search queries


E-Journal A.M.S.

Core Product -- A complete suite of services that empowers users to realize the full value of their e-serials and aggregated databases.

More features than other A-to-Z:

  • User-centric Features

  • E-Journal Portal

  • A-to-Z title lists

  • Title Searching

  • Subject Browsing

  • Journal Linker

  • linking

  • Librarian-centric Features

  • Overlap Analysis

  • Library Data Customization

  • Usage Statistics

Article Linker

Article Linker – Difficulties

  • The problem a link resolver solves:

End user finds an abstract, index or citation that they are interested in and needs to find the full text of the article…

  • Don’t know where to begin their search

  • Multiple databases to search in

  • Difficult to drill-down to specific article

  • Frustrated with “Dead Ends”

  • If not available in local collection, difficult toaccess Document Delivery, ILL, Union List or neighboring institutions’ catalogs


Full Marc Records

The issues:

  • Libraries purchase or are given free Marc records by different providers

  • Different providers have different types of Marc records

  • Different customers have different OPACs

  • There are huge cost implications for libraries to upload different Marc records into their OPACs and maintain these year on year

Central SearchFederated Searching From Serials Solutions

Stable, Reliable Connection . . .

The reliability of a search result depends upon the ability to connect with the right information source.

  • Uses the most stable, robust connection available

    • Our Architecture supports:

    • Z39.50 databases

    • XML Gateways

    • HTTP connections

    • Proprietary databases

Through the use of industry-leading WebFeatTM Translator technology, we will provide the best connections possible.

Broadest Possible Coverage . . .

WebFeatTM - Central Search software combine to:

  • Connect to databases using translator technology developed by both Serials Solutions and WebFeatTM. 

  • Delivers industry-leading coverage

  • Including virtually all of your full text databases, aggregated & indexed databases, and your local catalog

  • Examples:

    • ProQuest

    • Gale

    • Ebsco

    • CSA

    • OCLC

    • Etc…

Serials Solutions

Other ProQuest News

Other Business Resources

Snapshot Industry Market Research Reports

  • 4,500 reports across 35 industries in 29 Countries

  • Market Size, Market Segmentation

  • Market Shares,Market Share Web-links

  • Market Distribution, Market Forecasts

  • Socio-Economic Data from Economist Intelligence Unit


  • Indexed by the professional editors of ABI/INFORM


  • Company information on 30,000 public and private companies

  • Includes company descriptions, financials, news, key officers, and top competitors.

    Oxford Analytica

  • Covers world and regional economic and political developments of major significance.

  • Analyzes the impact of probable developments on the business climate

Medical Additions 2004

100+ new titles

  • EIU ViewsWire available through ProQuest

    • ProQuest is the preferred provider in the global academic markets

    • No embargo

    • Available as part of an ABI/INFORM Global or ABI/INFORM Complete subscription

    • Archive stretches back to January 2004

    • Selected third party content not included in ProQuest feed

    • ViewsWires are updated daily and added to ProQuest on a monthly basis

  • Each Viewswire flags 200 key economic, political and market developments around the world and analyses the implications for business.

  • Each Viewswire includes:

    • Forecasts

    • Risk assessments

    • A full range of financial and economic indicators

    • Comprehensive coverage of tax, investment and trade regulations.


Knight Ridder

Media General



Joint venture between two of the world’s leading sources of company and business news

  • Joint venture between two of the world’s leading sources of company and business news

    • Dow Jones (US focussed)

    • Reuters (internationally focussed)

  • Truly global coverage of the latest company, industry and market news gives the most prominent titles from your region

  • Factiva is used by 84 % of Fortune 500 Companies

  • Factiva is a tool that students can use all their working life

What is Factiva?

  • Over 9,000 business sources including:

    • 1,000+ global and local newspapers

    • 3,000+ magazines, including industry-specific journals and newsletters

    • 270+ newswires.

    • 160+ Media Programs.

    • 10,000+ Web sites in more than 20 languages

    • 30,000+ Company Reports

    • Company Background Data on 42,500 listed companies

    • Up to 25 years of historical market data

    • Up to one million Celex documents

    • On average, 3,000+ pictures are added each week


Search allows you to interrogate all 9,000 sources in seconds

Selected indexing fields appear here

Narrow your search using a range of indexing categories

Safari Tech & Business Books Online

Safari Books Online

  • Safari is the first publisher led venture into the e-book market

  • Safari is subject specific

  • With Safari, you buy slots not books

  • With Safari, some books are available before they become available in the bookstores

  • Safari is the only place you can get new material from Prentice Hall

  • Around 500+ titles to choose from in the new Business Books Service, you pick the books that are most relevant to you

  • Swap each book in your collection every 30 days.

  • Coverage of almost every major business discipline

Safari Business Books Online

  • New content from Publishers such as:

    • Financial Times Prentice Hall,

    • Crisp Learning

    • Addison Wesley

    • Alpha Books

    • Course Technology

    • Sams Publishing

    • Que

  • Includes 500+ professional and textbooks covering every business discipline

Safari Tech Books Online - covers almost every major business discipline

Executive Skills



Project Management


In Summary

  • ABI/INFORM has added new journals and non-periodical resources to enhance research and study

  • New resources include Snapshots, Oxford Analytica and Safari Business Books

  • Access to key business resources through our partnership with Factiva

  • Free trials of all resources are available!

Thank you Rebecca Larkin

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