What is ProQuest?


ProQuest, the company, is a world leader in serving the information needs of millions of researchers of all ages, of all abilities, in libraries and institutions around the world. 
ProQuest, the product, is the database search application we designed to pursue our mission to connect people and information, and realize our vision to be central to research around the world. 

Content for every subject area
ProQuest provides millions of documents from thousands of sources, covering research and subject areas like these:

  • The Arts
  • Business
  • Health & Medicine
  • History
  • Literature & Language
  • Science & Technology
  • Social Sciences

Content from all kinds of sources
ProQuest gives you access to current and historical documents from sources like these:

  • Newspapers
  • Dissertations and theses (ProQuest is the official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress)
  • Scholarly journals
  • Television and radio broadcasts
  • Wire service and press releases
  • Company annual reports and snapshots
  • Books
  • Government documents and archives
  • Maps

A document can be many things
We use the word ‘document’ throughout ProQuest to refer to individual content items stored in databases and returned by your searches. Examples of documents include:

  • Acrobat PDFs
  • Figures, tables, charts, and other visual data representations—individually indexed separately from the document they were published in
  • Images, such as photographs and illustrations
  • Microsoft Office files
  • Newspaper, magazine, and scholarly journal articles
  • Video and audio files


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  • book3
  • book1
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  2. 2
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Online Resources

Academic OneFileGale Virtual Reference LibraryNational Geographic Virtual LibraryNational Geographics KidsProQuest Dissertation and Theses GlobalProquest Ebrary (ebooks)Business Insights GlobalCengage Philippine CollectionELibraryUSA