Visual: The COMM-1001 guide, Week 6 tab
This video will demonstrate a search in ProQuest Central to find sources discussing the impact of communication technology on society.
Visual: The COMM-1001 guide, Week 6 tab. ProQuest Central link is clicked
Start by clicking the link to the ProQuest Central database search screen.
You may be asked to log in with your Walden email and password at this step.
Once you log in, you will see the search screen.
Visual: ProQuest Central advanced search screen, communications technology keyword entered in the first row.
Enter one of the search terms you chose for the first concept of your topic in the first search row
Visual: ProQuest Central advanced search screen, social change keyword entered in the first row.
Enter one of the search terms you chose for the second concept of your topic in the second search row.
Note that the search engine will combine these two terms with AND. This means that any result will have our first search term AND our second search term used in the article.
Visual: ProQuest Central advanced search screen, setting a date range.
Now look to the Search Options section of the screen. Here we can designate a date range for our results. I select the menu next to publication date and choose “After this date”. Now I can enter a year—I am using 2008 in this example—and my search results will only show articles published in this year or later. I will not see articles published prior to the year 2008
Visual: Clicking Search and loading the PQ Central search results screen.
Now when I click search, the database brings back a result list that contains articles from 2008 or later that match both of my search terms. Note that you can see the title of each item, as well as links to full text of the article.
Visual: Clicking on Full text link from PQ Central search results screen.
Click on the Full Text link under the title you wish to read to find the full article. If you select PDF, a PDF file will open and you can save and print as you would any PDF document. If you chose the other Full Text option...
Visual: ProQuest Central full text article view
…it will open the full text of the article on screen. Here you can use tools at the top of the screen to print or save the article.