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ProQuest Resources Update
ProQuest Resources Update
March 21, 2017
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HTTPS on Firefox | New Ebook Titles | Historical Newspapers Updates | Patron Analytics on Ebook Central | Ancestry Library Edition | eLibrary Update
No-cost support for displaced researchers

ProQuest provides no-cost access to databases and a free RefWorks account for students and scholars who have been separated from their universities or libraries because of travel bans or other immigration changes.
Learn details and how to arrange access.
HTTPS: The "S" stands for secure
ProQuest Platform has enabled HTTPS capability across the application so that private information and searches will stay as safe and secure as possible, no matter how and where you access the platform. Popular browsers are also doing their part to support the adaptation of HTTPS. The Google Chrome browser alerts users when they are on non-secure pages that transmits passwords or credit card details. Its warning appears in the address bar. Firefox takes warnings a step further by including them within fields for HTTP pages. Messages like these will help customers and their patrons know when it may not be as secure to submit their personal information to the service at hand.

Find detailed configuration specifications on our Support Portal for help on changing your proxies. We expect to remove the less secure HTTP capabilities for most systems this summer, at which time all customers will be required to connect via HTTPS to ProQuest systems.
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Thousands of new titles added to Ebook Library
From STEM to Home Ec, thousands of new ebooks came to Ebook Library this month. Access the updated title lists here. Log into LibCentral to review and purchase titles through Ebook Library.
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New "old" newspapers are ready for researchers
Five newspapers were added in ProQuest Historical Newspaper collections in late 2016 and early 2017. Each is digitized at the page-level and is available to own or as an annual subscription.
  • Detroit Free Press-extended years (1831-1999) — 100% complete
  • Louisville Courier Journal-extended years (1830-2000) — 100% complete
  • Minneapolis Star-Tribune (1867-2001) — 40% complete
    (expected finish- June 2017)
  • Philadelphia Inquirer (1860-2001) — 100% complete
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (1786-2003) — 100% complete
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Patron Analytics on Ebook Central
With Patron Analytics you can collect customized demographic information. Users are asked only to submit the survey the first time they access the Ebook Central online reader. When they do, this data is added to LibCentral's usage and sales reports to offer insight into patterns of usage and patron-triggered expenditure. Visit LibCentral to get started.
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A more secure connection to Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest
Recently, the Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest sites moved to the more secure HTTPS protocol. Now is a great time to review your library systems, including proxies and browsers, to ensure that support is in place and ready for HTTPS. If there are stricter filters in place for your firewall/proxy service, or if you have very specific access needs such as hard-coded links, you may need to make some adjustments to allow for the protocol change. Please encourage your patrons to use HTTPS versions to best protect their information. Reach out to ProQuest technical support with any questions or to receive additional information.
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All-new eLibrary coming later this year
ProQuest is enhancing our Guided Research products to deliver more full-text, improved research outcomes, responsive design, better value and less administration for libraries. By year's end, you'll find a completely redesigned and reimagined user interface and platform for eLibrary. Stay tuned for more information throughout the year.
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