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Electronic Information Resources for PLP Libraries Thursday , December 8, 2011. Agenda. Introduction Genealogy Suite ProQuest Research Library & ProQuest Central Newspapers Wrap-Up and Q&A . Genealogy Suite. Extensive genealogy and historical research resources, with access to:

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Electronic Information Resources for

PLP Libraries

Thursday, December 8, 2011



  • Introduction
  • Genealogy Suite
  • ProQuest Research Library & ProQuest Central
  • Newspapers
  • Wrap-Up and Q&A
genealogy suite
Genealogy Suite
  • Extensive genealogy and historical research resources, with access to:
  • Ancestry Library Edition
  • Digital Sanborn Maps
  • Digital Sanborn Maps: GeoEdition
  • HeritageQuest Online
  • Historic Map Works
  • ProQuest Obituaries
ancestry library edition
Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition delivers an online collection billions of indexed names and millions records of individuals from North America, Europe, Australia, and more found in over 7,700 cross-searchable datasetscovering the 14th century to modern day on it’s own proprietary platform.

Searchers can uncover family records and begin to trace their history with valuable personal information not found anywhere else.

heritagequest online
HeritageQuest Online
  • ProQuest’s own HeritageQuest Online offers an essential collection of unique material for genealogical and historical researchers, with coverage dating back to the mid 1600s, including:
      • U.S. Federal Census records – 1790-1930
      • 28,000+ Family and local history books - International and domestic publications
      • Revolutionary War Era records - US Veteran’s Administration
      • Freedman’s Bank Records – Reconstruction Era
      • U.S. Serial Set documents – 1789-1969
      • Periodical Source Index (PERSI) records – 15th c to present topics, from international & domestic sources
  • Digital Sanborn Maps - 1867-1970 (avail. by state or as total package)
    • CA state collection = 2,448 maps of 573 towns and cities
    • Total collection = 660,000+ maps from 12,000+ towns and cities
  • Digital Sanborn Maps – 1867-1970: GeoEdition
    • Geocoded maps allows user to overlay a current digital map on the historic Sanborn Map
    • States available now: FL, IL, MA, MI, NC, NY, PA, VA, and Washington, D.C.
    • More to come!!!
  • Historic Map Works
    • 1500s to current
    • 1.4 million full-color, high-resolution maps
    • Interactive map search, search by address or lat/long, and points of interest browse options
    • Types:
      • Property Maps – 800,000+ (US) from the late 1700s to present
      • Antiquarian Maps – 100,000+ (global) from the 15th to the 19th centuries
      • Directories & Illustrations – listings, images, ads, atlases, bird’s eye views, and more!
proquest obituaries
ProQuest Obituaries
  • 10.5 million obituaries and death notices
  • Full-image format
  • 1851-current from leading US newspapers
  • Searchable by name, date, and keyword
proquest research library
ProQuest Research Library

Research Library: one-stop access to a wide range of popular academic subjects.

  • More than 4,700 titles—over 3,300 in full text—from 1971 forward.
  • ■Scholarly & Peer-reviewed journals ■ Trade publications ■ Magazines

Over 100 Subject Areas Including:

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • General reference
  • Government
  • Health & Medical
  • History & Humanities
  • International Issues
  • International Issues 
  • Law
  • Military
  • Multicultural and ethnicity studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social sciences
  • Women’s Studies
proquest central
ProQuest Central

The largest aggregated full-text database in the market today:

  • More than 17,580 titles (scholarly & peer-reviewed, dissertations, trade journals, magazines, newspapers, etc.)
  • Over 11,490 titles in full text
  • More than 160 subject areas and disciplines
  • 1905 to current

It serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels in all markets.

Everything in ProQuest Research Library, plus so much more!!!

  • Historical Newspapers
    • Select from 25 local, national and international papers with full-text and page images.
    • Examples:
      • Los Angeles Times (1881-1987)
      • The New York Times (1851-2007)
  • ProQuest National Newspapers Core (5 Titles, all Full-text)
      • The Christian Science Monitor (1988-present)
      • Los Angeles Times (1985-present)
      • The New York Times (1980-present)
      • The Wall Street Journal (1984-present)
      • Washington Post (1987-present)
the essentials of the new proquest platform
The Essentialsof the New ProQuest Platform
  • Single basic search box, subject areas (default/custom)
  • Advanced search with multiple search fields, limits specific to the content
  • Custom basic search page for each database
  • Faceted search and narrowing options
  • Document preview (know before you click)
  • Right tools at the right time – spell check, cite, export, save, and more!
  • My Research personal workspace for each researcher
  • More customization of the Administrative settings than ever before!
my research
My Research
  • Save documents and figures & tables across sessions.
  • View recent searches and save searches across sessions.
  • Manage alerts and RSS feeds.
  • Sign into My Research to add tags and lists.
  • Create Widgets
  • Edit personal preferences for the platform.
migration support resources
Migration Support Resources
  • Training, support materials and more!
new tutorials available now
New tutorials! Available now!

Please visit our New Platform Training playlist off of the ProQuest Video channel on YouTube for a current list of available training videos:

Visit this page soon for even more training tutorials!

(And yes, you may link to these from your websites. We’d be honored if you did!)

documentation promotional resources
Documentation & Promotional Resources
  • Training Materials

  • Library Marketing Toolkits > Library Tools tab

Includes toolkits specific to library types:

1) Academic, Corporate, Public, K12, etc.

2) Exclusive Historical Newspapers Toolkit suitable to all library types


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