The examples below illustrate the kinds of searches you can build in Basic Search or Advanced Search using operators and fields.
Content varies between ProQuest databases; therefore, the number of documents found using the examples below would vary.
Finds documents that contain the word weather.
Finds documents containing the words; education, educator, educate, educating. The "*" is the truncation symbol to find multiple forms of a word.
weather AND pacific ocean
Finds documents that contain the word weather and the phrase pacific ocean.
"Blair Witch Project"
Finds documents that contain the phrase Blair Witch Project.
sub(mars) AND water AND life
Finds documents about Mars that mention water and life. The Subject Terms search field will help you find documents that are about a particular subject.
cap(panda) AND zoo
Finds documents that have image captions containing the word panda. Use the Caption search field to find documents containing specific kinds of photos, charts, graphs, maps, or other graphics.
Finds documents written by Dave Barry, a popular commentary writer.
at(book review) AND name(Stephen King)
Finds book reviews of works by Stephen King. Use the document Type search field to find different kinds of documents, including biographies, interviews, and recipes.
source(Fortune) AND company(Ford) AND PDN(>03/01/2001 AND <10/30/2001)
Finds documents from the magazine Fortune about the company Ford published between March 1, 2001 and October 30 2001. Use the Source search field to restrict your search to a specific newspaper or journal. Use the Company field to restrict to a specific company.
at(movie review-favorable) AND "Blair Witch Project"
Finds favorable movie reviews of the movie Blair Witch Project.
stype(newspaper) AND at(obituary) AND John F. Kennedy Jr.
Finds newspaper obituaries about John F. Kennedy Jr.
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