HCT Library organized ProQuest Demo for the academic staff to enhance its usage on 06th Nov 2018 from 10.00 am to 11.00 am at SAC (Old building).
Dr. H. Kalilur Rahman, Librarian was the resource speaker. 41 staff attended the program from various academic departments. Dr. H. Kalilur Rahman briefed about ProQuest Central & ProQuest Technology collection, their subject coverage and access permission to our staff. ProQuest can be accessed by our staff both inside and outside campus via staff portal.
The demo session provided the opportunity to see live demonstration of ProQuest and also to learn how to search effectively by using various search options such as Basic search, Advanced search, Publication and Databases. Different features in basic search had been explained with examples. Advanced level search has many options to perform effective search. The users can frame their query based on their need by using these options. Furthermore, he explained how to narrow down the search to get the information, we are actually looking for. It had also been shown to them how to use the available videos. Creating ‘My research account’, setting up ‘Alert service’ and their benefits were demonstrated at the session. ‘My research account’ enables the user to use all features competently.
‘Alert service’ is helping the user to regularly receive the articles in their field of interest. The presentation also comprised various additional features such as cite, save, email, print and download. Many questions were asked at the end of the session.
The librarian was able to clarify their doubts and also requested the staff to contact the library in future, if they need any further help in this regard. The library is always ready to help. The session was interactive. The librarian thanked everyone for their active participation.