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What Is ProQuest?

November 26, 2013

ProQuest is a database containing the full text of over 6,000 scholarly and trade journals, magazines, and newsletters, ranging from The Economist and Investor’s Business Daily to The Appraisal Journal and Journal of Real Estate Research

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What Can You Do With ProQuest?

ProQuest is a free benefit available for all NAR members. You can use it to:

  • Find articles on any topic, say an article to help a client understand a real estate topic, or information to help close a transaction
  • Keep up with trends in housing, real estate, niche marketing, small business management, technology, and more
  • Browse and read current and back issues of many journals
  • Create your own email alerts and RSS feeds to follow any topic or track new issues of a publication
  • Set up a free "My Research" account so you can save searches, manage your alerts, and keep track of your RSS feeds

Why Use ProQuest Over a Regular Web Search?

While you can find scholarly and trade articles on Google and other search engines, they also return bad links and web pages offering inaccurate information. ProQuest only contains articles from credible and venerable sources, many of which are not available elsewhere. This means that when you run a search on ProQuest, you can rest assured that the information you find is more accurate, current, and reliable than what you would find via a Web search. Ultimately, this saves you time and helps you produce higher-quality work.

How Do I Access ProQuest?

The ProQuest system may prompt you for a password when you attempt to access the database, or click on an article marked with a red Q.

REALTORS® can find the ProQuest password here (REALTOR.org login required).

If you already have the password, start using ProQuest now.

Want to Learn More?

  • Check out this video tour in which one of NAR's librarians demonstrates how a ProQuest search works.