In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a search on a research topic and use the results management features effectively in ProQuest Newsstand Complete.

This database contains articles from newspapers, news magazines, wire feeds, trade journals, and more.

You’ll experience a research scenario that highlights the content but focuses on locating and utilizing the results management features.

Use the arrows below to navigate sequentially through the tutorial or use the Contents button above to skip between sections.

Basic Search

On a recent road trip you had listened to a radio program with a panel addressing and debating net neutrality.  When you returned home, you wanted to find some recent articles on the topic and share those with a colleague.

ProQuest Newsstand Complete is a database that is particularly useful when you are researching current events.

In ProQuest Newsstand Complete there are several ways to search for information.

  • Basic Search
  • Advanced Search
  • Publication Search

Let's start with a Basic Search.

1.) To get started, click on the Use Selected Databases orange button on the right side of your screen.

2.) In the Basic Search box type in the keywords net neutrality

3.) Check the box next to Full text located directly below the Basic Search box.

4.) Click the magnifying glass icon in the Basic Search box to begin the search.

5.) Once you see your search results, let's refine the list.  In the far right column of your screen, see the Publication date limiter.  Click on the purple bar on the end of the date slider to limit to the most recent articles. 


6.) Next, in the far right column of your screen under Source type click on Newspapers.  Under Sort Results by choose Publication date (most recent first) and click the Sort button. 


Now you have a list of current, full text news articles on your topic.


How many results do you see?


Results Management Features

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Now that you have a list of articles on your topic, let's take a look at some of the results management features.

In ProQuest Newsstand Complete you can:

  • Create Alert 

Create and schedule alerts to deliver via email new documents matching your search as they become available in ProQuest.

  • Create RSS Feed
An RSS feed for your current search functions similarly to an alert, letting you know when new documents become available in ProQuest.
  • Save Search
Save your current search so that you can come back to it at any time and re-run, modify, or delete.
  • Save to My Research
Save articles from your current search to your My Research account where you can also keep track of your saved searches, alerts, RSS feeds, and more.

All of the above features require you to create an account in ProQuest Newsstand Complete.

The next two features do not require you to have or be logged in to a ProQuest account in order to use.

  • Email, Print, & Cite
Email, print, cite an article or several articles at once.  Many different citations styles are available in ProQuest.
  • Export/Save
Export and save your articles to external citation software such as RefWorks, EndNote, EasyBib, and more.
7.) Check the box next to four articles from your result list and try emailing them to yourself.  Then try creating citations for them and emailing those to yourself.

Results Management Features

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8.) If you already have a My Research account in ProQuest, log in.  If you don't have an account, click on My Research in the upper right corner of your screen, and create your new account.  Once this is done, go back to your list of results.

To go back to your list of results from your My Research account, click on Recent Searches in the top blue bar.

And then click on the linked number of results from that search.

9.) From your list of results check the box next to several articles and save them to your account by clicking on the Save to My Research link.

10.) In the pop-up dialog box select Create a new folder.  Name the folder Net Neutrality and locate it under All Documents. Then, click the Save button.  

Now you should have several articles from your list of results saved in a sub-folder, Net Neutrality, under your account.

11.) Go into your My Research account by clicking on the My Research link in the upper right corner of your screen.  You should be able to locate your new sub-folder and its contents.


12.) Go back to your list of results.  Click into any one of the articles to see the full text.


Which of the following features do you see available at the article level that were not available on the search results page.


13.) Try using some of these article level results management features.



You have completed this tutorial and learned how to create a search on a research topic and use the results management features effectively in ProQuest Newsstand Complete.

These skills in locating and using the results management features can be transferred to other databases as well.

We encourage you to spend more time exploring ProQuest Newsstand Complete database and its variety of features with topics that interest you.

If you have questions about this tutorial or any one of the ELM databases, please contact us.

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