ProQuest Obituaries™ by lmv20934


									ProQuest Obituaries™
Quick Start Guide
About ProQuest Obituaries                           retrieves documents that contain at least one
                                                    of the keywords connected by the OR
ProQuest Obituaries database provides more          operator; AND NOT excludes documents that
than 10.5 million obituaries and death notices in   contain the keyword that follows the AND NOT
full-image format from the full, uninterrupted      operator. Words enclosed in double quotes
runs of top newspapers, dating back to 1851.        will be searched as an exact phrase.
This allows researchers to view a reproduction
of the actual record as it appeared. Some               •   Name search query example: Elias
obituaries and death notices include a                      Howe
photograph and where possible they have been            •   Boolean search query example:
included in the product. ProQuest Obituaries                Pinafore and composer
cross-searches more than 140 years of history           •   Name and keyword query example:
from diverse sources, allowing users to easily              Arthur Sullivan/Pinafore
search the entire database and significantly            •   Phrase search query example:
reduce research time.                                       “sewing machine”

                                                    2. Choose the Date Range field to further
Part 1: Submit a Search Query                          limit your search results. (B) Features
                                                       include: All Dates, Between, Before, On,
In ProQuest Obituaries, research begins at the         On or After
main search page. You can search the database       3. You can also limit your search results by
by first and last name, by date, by publication        selecting a publication to search. (C) For
and by keyword search queries.                         example, if you only want to search
                                                       obituaries from the New York Times,
                                                       select it in the Publication field. By
                                                       selecting “All” you will search obituaries
                                                       from all titles on the list
                                                    4. Proximity (Adjacency) searching is
                                                       implicitly supported for the Name field due
                                                       to the expectation that names entered into
                                                       the Name field will appear quite close to
                                                       each other in the article. Proximity
                                                       searching takes place automatically
                                                       “behind the scenes”

Submit a Search Query

1. At the main search page, you can search
   ProQuest Obituaries by Name and/or
   keyword phrase queries. (A) You can
   format your search query as a name search,
   a single keyword search, a phrase, or as a
   Boolean search string comprised of several
   keywords connected by Boolean operators
   (i.e., AND, OR, AND NOT). AND retrieves
   documents that include both keywords
   connected by the AND operator; OR

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Part 2: Review Your Results List
After clicking the Search button, a results list
page appears, summarizing your search and
listing those documents that match your search
query. Results are listed in oldest first order.

                                                      The upper frame will contain:

                                                      •   Citation information for the result
                                                      •   The ability to add the result to the
                                                      •   A “Back to Search Results” hyperlink,
Search Results Page
                                                          which will take you back to the result list
                                                          page you most recently viewed
1. Up to 100 results are displayed per page.
   Hyperlinks are provided to give direct             •   An “X of Y” indicator showing which entry
   access to any of the result pages as well as           in the result set is currently being
   to the “Prev” and “Next” result page                   displayed
2. Users are provided a drop-list to allow them       •   The ability to navigate forward and
   to specify the sort order of the results. The          backward through the result set one result
   sort options presented to the user are:                at a time.
                                                      •   Buttons for download, print and email
        •   Publication Date (oldest first)               functions
        •   Publication Date (newest first)
        •   Obituary Title
        •   Publication State
        •   Publication City
        •   Publication

3. “Publication Date (Oldest first)” is the default

Part 3: Image Page
To view an Obituary Image-PDF

To view an obituary image, the user clicks on
the Obituary title link in the Results list. After
clicking on the obituary title in the results list,
the obituary image page appears. The Image
page will consist of two frames. The lower frame
contains a PDF image of the selected obituary,
along with the standard Adobe Acrobat tool bar.

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Part 4: Copying, Pasting, and Printing                 2. Check the image size of the obituary. The
Articles                                                  image size appears along the bottom left
                                                          edge of the Adobe Acrobat Reading

Copying/Pasting an Obituary Image-PDF

One of the most useful tools available within the
Adobe Acrobat Reader is the Snapshot (D) and
format or fit (E) tools.

It’s suggested that when viewing a PDF image,
first click one of the fit buttons to the change the       •   If the document is slightly larger
PDF view to, from left to right on the toolbar,                than your paper size:
Actual Size, Fit Page (8.5” X 11” Portrait), or Fit       • Click the Adobe Acrobat Reader
Width (8.5” X 11” Landscape). Once the PDF                     Print button. You’ll see the Print
image is easier to view, you may click the                     dialog box. (Note: The box may look
Snapshot tool to turn your cursor into a copying               slightly different if you are using a
+ tool.                                                        different printer driver)
                                                          • Next to Page Scaling (F), click the
At this point, you may simply click anywhere on                Reduce to Printer Margins option on
the obituary image to copy it in its entirety to               the Print dialog box. The article will
your clipboard for easy pasting in a word                      reduce to fit the selected paper size.
processing document or graphics program, or                    When you select this option, the Print
click and drag your mouse over a portion of the                dialog box will display the percentage
obituary image and copy only that portion to                   of changes. (Don’t use this option if
your clipboard.                                                the document is significantly larger
                                                               than your paper)
Printing an Obituary                                      • Set the print options in the Print dialog
                                                               box, then click OK
To print an obituary from within the Adobe             3. If the document is significantly larger
Acrobat Reader. Follow these steps:                       than your paper size:
                                                          • Select the Snapshot Tool, then click
1. View the obituary as usual within the Adobe                 and drag to select a smaller portion of
   Acrobat Reader plug-in (within your browser                 the page
   window.) The toolbars will vary, depending             • Click the Adobe Acrobat Reader
   on which version of the Reader software you                 Print button
   are using. As mentioned above, it’s                    • Set the print options in the Print dialog
   recommended that you install the latest                     box, then click OK
   version of the free Reader software before
                                                          • Repeat steps 1 through 3 as many
                                                               times as necessary, selecting different
                                                               sections of the larger image for
                                                               printing each time

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4. If the document is smaller than your              hit counts in the Search History feature. By
   paper size:                                       clicking on the search criteria hyperlink, the
   • Click the Adobe Acrobat Reader Print            user can display the search form, pre-
        button                                       populated with that search’s terms. Clicking on
   • Next to Page Scaling (F), click the Fit         the hit count hyperlink re-executes the search,
        to Printer Margins option on the Print       and displays the Search Results page.
        dialog box. The article will expand to fix
        the selected paper size
   • Set the print options in the Print dialog
        box, then click OK
5. Note that the Adobe Acrobat Reader print
   dialog box options let you control how your
   document will print:
6. To change the paper size (for example, to
   print on legal size paper), click Properties.
   Within the properties dialog, select the
   desired paper size

    •   To change the page orientation, click
        Properties. Select the desired
        orientation (landscape or portrait)
    •   To center the page on the paper, check
        the Auto-rotate and center pages
    •   To enlarge an article/page map for
        printing, click Expand small pages to
        paper size. The article will expand to fit
        the selected paper size
    •   To shrink an article/page map for
        printing, select Shrink oversized pages
        to paper size. The zoom percentage
        will be displayed below the print
        preview, on the bottom right of the

Part 5: Notebook and Search History

Users can store up to 500 entries in the
notebook. 50 notebook entries can be displayed
per page. Users can download, print, or email
citations in the notebook and to view or email
the associated obituary image.

Users can click on the “Take Notes” hyperlink to
the left of each notebook entry to add
comments. These notes appear with their
associated notebook entry whenever the
notebook is downloaded, printed, or emailed.

Search History

Users can review the searches they conducted
in their current session and the corresponding

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