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Proquest ABI/Inform Collection

A guide to all aspects of ABI/INFORM Collection including content, searching, and viewing results on the ProQuest platform.

Look Up Citation Search Tips

Use the Look Up Citation form to easily and quickly search for citations. The major fields of the citation are listed separately and support the use of Boolean and proximity operators.

1. Field Search

The fields available for searching include Document title, Author, Publication title, ISSN, ISBN, Volume, Issue, Start page, Date range, DOI, and Document ID. For additional information on searching any of these fields, please see the Searchable Fields section of this guide.

2. Look Ups

Look ups (also known as browsable indexes) are available for the author and publication field. Use the Look up to search or browse an alphabetical list of authors or publications. For additional information on using the Look ups, please see the Searchable Fields section of this guide.

3. Display Options

The Sort results by menu controls the sort order of the records that appear in the results page. Sort by relevance, date (oldest first), or date (most recent first). Relevance is determined by an algorithm that factors in the number of times your search terms appear in the record as well where in the record your search terms appear.

Items per page is used to select how many results will display on the results page. Choose from 10, 20, 50, or 100 items.

Duplicates can appear in ProQuest if the item is indexed in more than one database or collection. The default behavior is to suppress the duplicate, however, if you would like the duplicate items to appear in the results, select to include duplicate documents.


Look Up Citation

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