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More Research Topic Guides in eLibrary

Research Topic Guide: Native Americans

Research Topic Guide: Native Americans screen capture via ProQuest eLibrary

Earlier this year in this space, I wrote about ProQuest Research Topic Guides, handy listings of Research Topic pages on various broad themes. To recap, these guides are like Research Topics composed of links to Research Topics. At the time of that post, we had 10 guides. Recently, some of our editors created another 10 of them.

Remember that while these guides are not necessarily comprehensive (we have more than 10,000 Research Topics, after all), they are good place to start in discovering the range of our RTs and for getting to pages quickly.

Research Topic Guide: Mythology screen capture

Research Topic Guide: Mythology screen capture via ProQuest eLibrary

You can access the guides just like you do any other Research Topic. In the basic or advanced search box, begin typing “ProQuest Research Topic Guide” and a drop-down list will appear. Either continue typing if you know the full name of the guide or type until you get enough text to pick one out of the list. Alternatively, you can go to the “P” page of the Research Topics browse, links for which are on the basic search page and on the publications page.

Research Topics link on the Basic Search page


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Here are lists of new RT Guides and the previously existing ones:

“P” page in the Research Topics browse



Saving Documents in My List and My eLibrary

One of the handiest and most basic tools in eLibrary is My List, allowing you to select documents during research and collect them in a list that is then saveable in My eLibrary.

When you find a document that you want to save, just click the “Add to MyList” box beneath the document title in the search results or to the right of the title on the document screen.
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To review your list, click “My List” in the toolbar in the top-right part of the screen. You will then see citations for all of your collected documents in a numbered list, along with options for editing, saving, sharing or printing it. One useful feature here is the ability to delete documents from the list, allowing you select documents freely while searching and then trim your list after further review.
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You can permanently save a list by giving it a name in the “Save List to My eLibrary” box at the left or you can save the documents to an existing list. To save lists, you must be logged into your My eLibrary account, which can be accessed by clicking the My eLibrary button at the top of the screen. If you do not have a My eLibrary account, you can create one by filling in the information below the log-in area. Having a My eLibrary account also allows you to create timelines, slideshows and more.