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ProQuest Research Companion: About

Online information literacy tutorials produced by ProQuest

What is it?

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‚ÄčDeveloped by writing instructors and librarians, it guides students through the research process, helping them develop their critical thinking skills to more effectively find, evaluate, and use information. 

Off-Campus Access

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Log in with your portal username & password for off-campus or mobile access.
Contact the IT Help Desk, (909) 274-4357 if you have problems getting into portal.

What does it offer?

9 Learning Modules and 3 phases

The learning modules, delivered as a series of short videos, all captioned, are organized into easily digestible sections and are structured as nine commonly asked research questions. They provide a foundation and context for finding, evaluating, and using information. 

Additional tools

  • Evaluator Tools make assessing resources simple
  • Search Aid helps students develop more search keywords
  • Topic Aid connects students to topic overviews
  • Revision Aid helps you write more clearly and persuasively
  • Self-Check and Review questions

How to get started?

image of PQRC showing the three phases

Click image above to access ProQuest Research Companion. 

Then create an account to track your progress.