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Join the Training Team — See What’s New!

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Upgraded user interfaces for ProQuest SIRS Discoverer and ProQuest Research Library / ProQuest Central

School’s just around the corner. At ProQuest we’ve been working overtime this year to help you get started with something exciting, new, and improved. Extensive changes have or will soon take place with many ProQuest resources, including Ebooks, SIRS Discoverer, CultureGrams, and ProQuest databases. You can see and learn more about all of these new changes, and all of your other ProQuest resources by joining the Training and Consulting Partners in one of our free monthly webinars. Alternately, you can contact us directly to get some one-on-one time or to schedule time for a group of educators in your school or district. There’s a lot of great things to learn this year — join us and we’ll keep you up-to-date!

Join the Training Team — See What’s New!

NEW Discov NEW ProQuest

Upgraded user interfaces for ProQuest SIRS Discoverer and ProQuest Research Library / ProQuest Central

School’s just around the corner.  At ProQuest we’ve been working overtime this year to help you get started with something exciting, new, and improved. Extensive changes have or will soon take place with many ProQuest resources, including Ebooks, SIRS Discoverer, CultureGrams, and ProQuest databases. You can see and learn more about all of these new changes, and all of your other ProQuest resources by joining the Training and Consulting Partners in one of our free monthly webinars. Alternately, you can contact us directly to get some one-on-one time or to schedule time for a group of educators in your school or district. There’s a lot of great things to learn this year — join us and we’ll keep you up-to-date!

Stay Tuned to Training this Fall

K12 Team 2Summer’s passing quickly. Before you know it, we’ll be into an all-new school year! Coming with the new school year will be many exciting new updates and changes to learn about in your ProQuest resources, including Ebooks, SIRS Discoverer, CultureGrams, and ProQuest databases. You can see and learn more about these and all of your ProQuest resources by joining the Training and Consulting Partners in one of our free monthly webinars. Alternately, you can contact us directly to get some one-on-one time or to schedule time for a group of educators in your school or district. There’s a lot of great things to learn this year — join us and we’ll keep you up-to-date!

Stay Tuned to Training this Fall

K12 Team 3Summer’s passing quickly. Before you know it, we’ll be into an all-new school year! Coming with the new school year will be many exciting new updates and changes to learn about in your ProQuest resources, including Ebooks, SIRS Discoverer, CultureGrams, and ProQuest databases. You can see and learn more about these and all of your ProQuest resources by joining the Training and Consulting Partners in one of our free monthly webinars. Alternately, you can contact us directly to get some one-on-one time or to schedule time for a group of educators in your school or district. There’s a lot of great things to learn this year — join us and we’ll keep you up-to-date!

eLibrary Curriculum Edition (June Feature) and All K-12 Training

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eLibrary’s been around for a while.

But, do you really know eLibrary? What about the “Curriculum Edition” of eLibrary?

If things seem a little fuzzy, that’s OK! Come and join the Training and Consulting Partners at ProQuest for a refresher on eLibrary Curriculum Edition. It’s our feature webinar for June. You can register for eLibrary Curriculum Edition — as well as any of our other great K-12 resources — by going to our K-12 webinars page.  Sign up for eLibrary Curriculum Edition directly using the links below:

eLibrary Curriculum Edition June 10th

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If the posted times just don’t fit your schedule, contact our team at training@proquest.com to arrange a privately scheduled class. We’ll see you soon in class!

Training Classes for May and June Posted

TCP PageOur ProQuest resources are continuously on the move, so it’s always a great idea to keep up with everything that’s going on. Come and join us for K-12 Training Classes! We’ve got some great webinars on the schedule, and we’ve posted now for May and June. We can help fill in the gaps for you, so you can get the most possible from your resources.

Are you just curious about our expansive collection of resources? Maybe you’re not only teaching, but are also a student yourself. Or maybe you’re interested in outside resources that could potentially have a good K-12 connection. Access our full webinar class schedule and learn about what ProQuest is doing outside of your school!

Do you have a class you’d like us to provide or a topic you’d like us to address? We’re happy to work with you directly and we’d love to hear from you! You can email us at training@proquest.com and we’ll get back in touch with you quickly to answer questions or make arrangements.

ProQuest Research Companion Is Nominated for TWO CODiE Awards!

ProQuest Research Companion has been nominated for two SIIA CODiE Awards under the categories of Best Reading/English/Language Arts Instructional Solution and Best Source for Reference or Education Resources.

The SIIA CODiE Awards, now in their twenty-ninth year, hold the distinction of being the industry’s only peer-reviewed awards program.

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Judges with considerable industry expertise carefully evaluate each product using rigorous category-specific criteria. Winners of the respective categories will be announced at SIIA’s education technology conference in May and the information industry summit in June.

ProQuest is grateful for industry recognition of its flagship information literacy product. Another recent recognition was in the February 2015 edition of School Library Journal where ProQuest Research Companion was honored as as a Best Database by Mahnaz Dar, associate editor.

Research Companion was built to help students do more effective scholarly research and to support educators as they teach the core information literacy principles of finding, evaluating, and using information.

Check out the ProQuest Research Companion YouTube channel to see how this informational literacy product can benefit you!

Spring Training

TCP PageOur ProQuest resources are always on the move, so it’s always a great idea to keep up with everything that’s going on. Come and join us for K-12 Spring Training! We’ve got some great webinars on the schedule this spring. We can help fill in the gaps for you, so you can get the most possible from your resources.

Are you just curious about our expansive collection of resources? Maybe you’re not only teaching, but are also a student yourself. Or maybe you’re interested in outside resources that could potentially have a good K-12 connection. Access our full webinar class schedule and learn about what ProQuest is doing outside of your school!

Do you have a class you’d like us to provide or a topic you’d like us to address? We’re happy to work with you directly and we’d love to hear from you! You can email us at training@proquest.com and we’ll get back in touch with you quickly to answer questions or make arrangements.

Making Connections with Your ProQuest Tools

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Do you have ProQuest Research Companion?  If so, congratulations on an outstanding new research instructional tool!  Perhaps you also have ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher.  If so, did you know you can connect the My Analysis research tools page in ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher to related modules in ProQuest Research Companion?  You can, and it’s easy to do!  All you need is to copy your My Analysis URL and paste it as a link to the Recommended Resources section in ProQuest Research Companion, using your Admin login.  Your students will not only be referred to a great learning tool in ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher, but they can also jump from there right into their research.

You don’t have to stop there.  You can connect any Web-accessible site as a Recommended Resource in ProQuest Research Companion.  Let us show you how.

We can show you more. Join the ProQuest Training and Consulting Partners in one of our free monthly webinars to learn how ProQuest can make success easier in student projects.

Do you have a class you’d like us to provide or a topic you’d like us to address? We’re happy to work with you directly and we’d love to hear from you! You can email us at training@proquest.com and we’ll get back in touch with you quickly to answer questions or make arrangements.

5 ProQuest Resources for Research Paper Season

Research paper season is in full swing at high schools across the country. ProQuest offers many resources across various products to make this time of year less stressful for students and education professionals. Let’s take a look at five popular features.




1. The Educator Activities Pinterest Board  pulls together resources from numerous ProQuest products to offer teachers activities and worksheets that can be used in the classroom. From Science Experiments to Common Core Handouts, all facets of the research spectrum are covered.

2. ProQuest Research Companion is an entire product dedicated to guiding students through the research process and helping them develop critical thinking and information literacy skills. Nine Learning Modules provide answers to questions such as “How do I choose a topic?” and “How do I evaluate resources?”

iThink Skills Tutor on ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher

iThink Skills Tutor on ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher

3.  The Student Tools section in SIRS Issues Researcher highlights two features to help users conduct research. My Analysis breaks the research and writing process down into six easy to follow steps, while the iThink tutor is an interactive tool to assist users on their research path.

4.  In addition to the Student Tools offered in SIRS Issues Researcher, the Educators’ Resources section provides a number of handouts and videos that can be used in the classroom. The Human Element video and the SIRS vs. Google and the Open Web activity demonstrate the editorial advantage of using a database like SIRS.

5.  Once students have selected a topic, they can turn to SIRS Issues Researcher or eLibrary for comprehensive coverage. Leading Issues in SIRS Issues Researcher provides background and current analysis of social issues through Topic Overviews, Essential Questions and viewpoint articles. Research Topics in eLibrary pull together content on a particular issue, event or person to save users time in the research process.

These are just a handful of the products and features ProQuest offers to make completing that research paper a little less stressful.

Which features do you find the most useful? Comment below or tweet us at #ProQuest.

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