Presentation 2


ProQuest and The Changing

Aggregation Business

Louise Peck, Strategic Marketing



• What is aggregation?

• ProQuest’s aggregated databases

• ProQuest departments – who does what?

• New directions: content types other than journals


What is Aggregation?


The combined content from any number of licensed or unlicensed sources into a common searchable location

The need: Aggregation is Changing

• Aggregations are evolving

• Aggregations are expanding beyond periodicals

The value in ProQuest aggregated databases

• Large full-text periodical collections

• Powerful and intuitive platform

• Proprietary and third-party A+I

• Combined into a single subscription package

• ProQuest provides more specialist tools in subject niches

(e.g. ProQuest Entrepreneurship )

• New information sources from ProQuest are becoming important

(e.g. evidence-based nursing, dissertations, case studies)

Where Does ProQuest Add Value?

For the Librarian

Superb value

- Supplies economies of scale: bundling databases can give more choice and discounts

- Improves and extends level of user access to different sources

Easy to administer

- Everything in one place

- Supplies additional quality and breadth to complements your existing ejournal collection

Easy to maintain

- Ongoing Service , Support and Training


- Updated throughout the year

- Supports diverse range of users (academic researchers, lecturers, practitioners, corporate users, general public)

- Full-text access also available from other platforms via link outs (PubMed, Ovid etc.)

Save Time: Save Space: Save Money

For Researchers

Easy to use

• Where to start searching? Important content might be missed

• Allows researchers to perform very broad search

• Provides a critical mass to help answer most questions

• Broad coverage, Top titles , multiple subjects

• Maximises potential of the Literature Review process

• Delivered on ProQuest platform: the platform of choice for researchers

Where Does ProQuest Add Value?

For Publisher Partners

• ProQuest complements journal and e-journal subscriptions

• Reach users who wouldn’t otherwise use content

• Aggregation use is different from e-journal use or printjournal use

• 95% of searches are subjectbased – not title-specific

• Publications appearing in aggregation lead to improved citations

Save Time: Save Space: Save Money

Content Editorial Policy

• Broad, international subject coverage

• Embargoes kept to a minimum

• Key titles, as identified by industry lists including

– the library community

• 2006 “Key titles” study in JMLA, Florida Uni study

• Harzing Scores

– the research community

• Impact factors and Eigenfactors

– the nursing community

• Journals reviewed by ACP Journal Club, Brandon Hill Nursing and

Allied Health lists, Core Collection lists, usage within ProQuest

– our advisory boards



ProQuest Subjects

• Arts

• Business

• Genealogy

• General Reference

• Health Sciences

• History

• Literature

• Newspapers

• Science and


• Social Sciences and


• And more

ProQuest’s Databases

ABI/INFORM ® Complete

• Business and management database

• Established more than 35 years ago

• Market-leading abstracting and indexing

– Over 35 searchable fields

• Over 4,000 journals indexed

• Over 3,000 in full-text

• Information on:

– business conditions

– management techniques

– business trends

– management practice and theory

– corporate strategy and tactics

– competitive landscape etc. etc.

ProQuest’s Databases

ProQuest Medical Library

• 660+ current full-text journals, 1006 total

• Clinical guidance

• MEDLINE-indexed

• High impact factor titles

• Journals selected on Hague Core Collection,

Brandon Hill, Florida State,

• Used by clinicians, nurses, health workers, researchers, students, administrators, managers and allied health professionals

• Available in hospitals, medical schools, academic research departments and health authorities worldwide

ProQuest’s Databases

ProQuest Nursing and

Allied Health Source

• For nursing and allied health practitioners and students

• A+I for more than 834 titles

• 700+ titles in full-text

• Nursing dissertations, evidence-based nursing resources, cultural competency in health, multimedia content, nursing reference ebooks, recommended reading



ProQuest’s Departments

All these departments contribute to product development and product support:

Publishing and product management



Global Content


IT and IS

Software; User

Experience team



Project management team

Publishing and Product Management

• Manage P+L for respective business strands

• Identify product strategy over coming 3 to 5 years

• Make the case for new projects and upgrades: create concept documents, business cases, specification documents

• Make the case for investment in specific content, specific publishers

• Product champion - respond to information requests from

Sales, Marketing, Customer Service and across all departments etc.

Global Content Alliances

• Lead negotiations with publishing companies

• Negotiate and finalise contracts

• Manage and communicate overall spend by the business

• Manage information feeds from publishers

• Create bibliographic records for management within

ProQuest eg Title List System

Content Operations

• Set up and manage feeds from publishers; chase content and missing issues

• Manage “manufacture” of full-text content

– From scanning individual pages to untangling e-feeds

• Manage creation of A+I records – citation, abstract etc.; creation and updating of subject thesauri; managing thirdparty A+I

• Design metadata spec for new materials



Full Text Dissertations

• Thousands of full text dissertations

• Major subject areas are included:

• Business

• Psychology

• Physical Therapy

• Education

• ..and more!

ProQuest has over 2.5 million bibliographic records for dissertations and theses with over 1 million in full text

SSRN Working Papers

• Thousand of scholarly working papers from Social Science Research Network


• Working papers provide cutting edge information in business trends months or years before they appear in the final publication

• Working papers often provide more information than the final edited article

ProQuest is the only library vendor offering SSRN Working Papers

Unique Content • Clinical Guidance

Information for users in a clinical context looking for treatment information quickly

Created by senior clinical authors: provides an “expert perspective”

• Clinical References

– guide of treatment options

• Treatment Strategies

– focus on management of disease

• Checklists

– helps users make or confirm diagnoses

Exclusive aggregator content from PocketMedicine

Unique Content • Medical Evidence


• A user-friendly system to help choose the best therapy options for a specific patient with a confirmed diagnosis

• Retrieve the peer-reviewed research results that help you understand how effective different therapy options are

• Summary graphs and tables allow you to see at a glance the evidence on therapy effectiveness and safety

• Up-to-date to include the very latest research

Unique ProQuest content

• Visual representation

• Graph template applies for many different outcomes

• Range of study types

Unique Content • Evidence-Based

The Joanna Briggs

Institute (JBI)

Full text content:

• Evidence


• Systematic


• Best Practice


Exclusive aggregator content from JBI

What Else is Available?

ProQuest users are also be given access to two tools on JBI’s own platform:

RAPid is an on-line critical appraisal of evidence training program

SUMARI is a developing software package designed to assist health and other researchers and practitioners to conduct systematic reviews.

Users will be authenticated through to the JBI platform by clicking on a

JBI logo provided on the ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source database

Exclusive aggregator content from JBI

Unique Content • CultureVision

• Extensive reports based on exhaustive reviews of scholarly literature and government reports

• Written by CultureVision’s researchers

• Reports for 30 ethnicities and 11 religions

• Updated monthly

• Includes insight and guidance to raise awareness of cultural beliefs and practices

• Facilitates understanding to avoid cultural misunderstandings and improve outcomes

Unique aggregator content from CultureVision

Unique Content • Reference Books

• Key nursing reference books, indexed by chapter, from multiple providers, including:

• Encyclopedia of Nursing Research (Springer Publishing Company)

• Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing: A Guide for Academic and Clinical (Springer Publishing Company)

• Evidence-Based Competency series (HCPro)

• Critical Thinking series (HCPro)

• And more

Unique aggregator content from the Springer Publishing Company and


Medical Ebooks

• Over 10,000 health and medical ebooks available and cross searchable on the

ProQuest platform

Unique Content in Nursing -

Training Videos

Video clips from multiple providers on nursing assessment, procedure, care management, anatomy, prevention, and other nursing topics

Unique aggregator content from MedCom and HCPro

Multi-media Content in Business

Video clips of educators and business professionals enhance search results by providing access to real-world experiences in ProQuest Entrepreneurship

Many video clips can be downloaded for reference or to present in the classroom

Business Monitor International (BMI)


• 682 country focused

Industry Reports

• 25 Regional Insights

• Average length: 60 pages

• Not embargoed

• Country focused

• Most have monthly updates

• Plus Corporate

Financing Weekly

Highly sought country-focused industry reports – filled with most current insights and data, most updated monthly

Oxford Analytica – OxResearch


Daily Briefing Service

• 30,000 objective & multidisciplinary articles

• Compiled by international network of over 1,000 experts and scholars

• Economic, political and geographical data

• Cover worldwide developments of significance in more than 180 countries

• Consistent format: events, significance, analysis, conclusion

• Date back to 1986

Country Profiles

• Brief overviews for 63 countries

EIU ViewsWire Reports – timely reports in ABI/INFORM

ProQuest is the preferred provider of

EIU ViewsWire

• Over 205,000 reports - 12,000+ produced in 2008 with business intelligence on 203 countries

• Analytical briefings o Country Alerts - briefings on worldwide key market developments o Country Views - assessments and forecasts of changing market conditions and the implications for business o Country Background - facts and figures on the local market and regulatory environment

Daily updates ensure timely information

Market Research Reports in ABI/INFORM

ProQuest is indexing market research reports and articles, and continues to add more!

Market Research

• 18,000+ articles and 1,400+ reports

Includes SWOT Analyses, Company profiles and Industry overviews

– Just-Auto

– Just-Style

– Just-Drinks

– Just-Food

– More to come…

Market Research Reports support all disciplines of business research…

• Can replace expensive reports that cannot be previewed and need to be purchased on a case-by-case basis

Market Data in ProQuest


Entrepreneurship supplies the raw data that entrepreneurs find useful in evaluating market opportunities

9,000+ market reports across 43 industries in 40 countries

Profiles for 40,000+ companies, in 600 industries, and 225,000 key executives

Newspapers – Historical and Current


Arts and Humanities

Example Content

Historical Periodicals

Periodical Archive Online & British Periodicals


The Paley Center Seminars

Early Modern Books


Official Correspondence

Documents on British Policy Overseas

Printed Ephemera

The John Johnson Collection

Colour maps

Colonial State Papers

Where Can You Find Us Online?

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Any Questions?