ProQuest Research Companion

ProQuest Research Companion
ProQuest Research Companion

What is ProQuest Research Companion

ProQuest Research Companion was built to help students do more effective scholarly research with access to scholarly journals, books, newspapers and magazines. Also included are supporting materials for educators as they teach the core information literacy principles of finding, evaluating, and using information.

More than 80 short videos are organized into nine Learning Modules that answer questions like "How do I choose a topic?" "Where do I find information?" and "How do I evaluate sources?"

Access provided courtesy of the California State Library.

How do I Get Started?

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  2. Click on the GO button above.

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  • The Source Evaluation Aid makes evaluating research resources easy—a simple search box allows the user to type in the title of a periodical or book, or copy and paste a URL, and data results about that source are displayed.

  • The Search Aid helps students develop more effective search queries.

  • Topic Aid connects students to topic overviews and helps them choose a topic they're really interested in.

  • The Revision Aid helps researchers write more clearly and persuasively.

  • Editor tool that allows educators to add their own assessment questions and other resources.

  • All videos are fully embeddable, individually or as part of custom playlists.

  • Tools are customizable and configurable with library resources.

  • Full functionality and optimized display on tablets and phones.

Available For Use On

Any computer or device with a browser and internet access. There is currently no app for this product.

Need Help?

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