ProQuest Databases Transitioning to New Platform on August 8th
Many licensed ProQuest databases (including databases from CSA and Chadwyck-Healey) will transition to the new ProQuest platform on Wednesday, August 8. A full list of the transitioning systemwide-licensed databases with their PIDs is available at: http://www.cdlib.org/services/collections/rl/docs/transitions/ProQuest_Systemwide_Database_Transition.doc.
Note: Your campus may have additional databases from ProQuest that are also transitioning to the new platform on August 8. A complete list of transitioning ProQuest databases is available at (http://www.proquest.com/en-US/promos/platform/databases_supported.shtml).
When the transition is complete, managed PIDs will link to the new platform, and database-direct URLs will redirect to the new platform. Please check with your campus electronic resources contact to update any customized or locally maintained URLs as needed.
Chadwyck-Healey databases not part of this transition will continue to be accessible via the current platform, and will be transitioned to the new platform at a later date. For more information about the new platform and features, please see (http://www.proquest.com/en-US/promos/platform/feature_01.shtml).
Remote access: There are known problems with remote access to the new platform via WebVPN at UCI and UCR. The campuses are continuing to work to resolve these issues. Please see these campus’ remote access pages for more information.
User account migration
– My Research accounts (ProQuest and CSA Illumina) – After creating a new My Research account on the new platform, there will be an option to import alerts and searches from your existing My Research accounts. This functionality will be available after the transition on Wednesday.
– My Archive accounts (Chadwyck-Healey) – Searches and alerts will need to be manually copied from the old account to the new account.
Training Materials for the New ProQuest Interface
ProQuest has a rich array of training materials for their new interface. For the bulk of materials, go to http://proquest.com/go/training. The materials range from links to YouTube tutorials, Quick Start Reference Overview, user guides, posters, table tents and more. (Ignore the links on the upper left hand corner and focus on the links in the middle of the page.) Some training materials are available in multiple languages, so if you’re an English language speaker, make sure you choose one in English.
ProQuest has also created a number of LibGuides for their resources, available at http://proquest.libguides.com/. On the LibGuides Web pages, you can find guides to specific databases, links to live Webinars and recordings, as well as screencasts and tutorials.