Q. How do I create a ProQuest "My Research" account?
What is a "My Research" Account?
Your "My Research" account is a personal account that you can create within the ProQuest journal and newspaper databases (Canadian Business and Current Affairs, and Canadian Major Dailies). It lets you save articles that you find in the database, organizing them by topic, project, etc., and save searches for later.
Do I need a "My Research" account to use the ProQuest databases?
No. Your "My Research" account is separate from the login credentials for using the ProQuest databases. To find our more about logging into databases, take a look at these step-by-step instructions.
Creating a "My Research" account.
To create a "My Research" account, all you need is an email address. Here are the steps:
- Go to the Library page on the Marianopolis website.
- Go down to the "Journal and Newspaper articles" section and click on the link to either ProQuest: Canadian Business and Current Affairs Database or ProQuest: Canadian Major Dailies. Log in (for more information, see these step-by-step instructions).
- Once you've logged in to the database, you'll notice the silhouette of a person in the menu on the top right side of the screen (alternate text is "My Research and Language Selection"). Click on it to open a drop-down menu. In this menu, select "Create My Research Account."
- This will take you to an account creation page. Fill out the form using your name and a personal email address. It can be any kind of email address (gmail, hotmail, etc.), as long as it is valid.
- Create a password. Make sure that it is different from your College computer password or your Omnivox password.
- Click the "Create Account" button.
- If what you entered was valid, you'll receive a confirmation message stating that your account has been created. Click on the "Go to My Research" to continue.
- You'll now be logged in and ready to use My Research.
Once you have created your account, you will be able to save any article you find in the database, organize them into folders, and share your saved research with others via email. You can also save searches to return to them later.
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