ProQuest One Business Database Review

ProQuest, likely one of the first library databases students are introduced to, is a fantastic place to visit  Bellevue University Library resources: journal articles, eBooks, videos, and newspaper articles to name a few!  But ProQuest is a giant conglomeration of databases, which can make the task of locating specific types of resources a daunting prospect. This is especially true for Bellevue University’s business students.  Business is a multi-faceted discipline which requires up-to-the-minute information about active companies, industries, and trends. Finding such information can often require sifting through dozens of resources scattered across multiple databases.

ProQuest has listened to feedback on this issue from its subscribers and recently created a database which combines several of its business information databases into one place. ProQuest One Business makes more than 130 million documents available from trusted collections like ABI/INFORM Collection and J.P. Morgan Research.

To facilitate searches for uniquely business-oriented documents, ProQuest One Business incorporates newly developed corporation and business subject thesauri, as well as new indexing for business reports and report content. This database allows unique search and navigation features which are not available within other ProQuest databases. Despite these exciting new characteristics, users will recognize many of the same basic features present across all of ProQuest’s platform.

This database is a perfect resource for business students of all levels of expertise, as well as business faculty.  It is possible to search for every type of resource within its collections – from dissertations, case studies, and eBooks, to news, trade journals, and market/country/industry reports. It delivers a mix of practical and theoretical content designed to support students as they navigate common business assignments.

ProQuest One Business can be accessed directly from the Databases list, located in the “Find” drop-down menu on the Bellevue University Library’s homepage.  Check it out and start getting down to business!

Originally posted in the Freeman/Lozier Library’s quarterly newsletter, More Than BooksV. 25 No. 1, Winter 2021.

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