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My Research: Preferences

Set preferences within your My Research account to customize ProQuest with your favorite citation style, database shortcuts, results views and more

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Once you’ve created a My Research account, you can personalize your ProQuest experience by setting preferences
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that will display any time you’re logged into My Research.
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Log into your My Research account and click on the Preferences link.
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First, you can select the language of the interface.
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Remember: this doesn’t change the language of the documents, only the page text, links and buttons.
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Next, select the search page you like to use.
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And then select the way you prefer to enter date ranges.
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You can choose to show your results in detailed
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or brief view,
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select the number of results you want to see on each page,
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and how you want your results to be sorted.
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You can also choose to see all instances of a particular item in ProQuest.
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Control how the search behaves by deciding whether or not you want to automatically search for:
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US or UK spellings,
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Plurals, comparatives and superlatives,
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And whether you want the autocomplete.
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Select the citation style you use most often,
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and decide how you want emails delivered to you.
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Save your Preferences.
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On the Database Shortcuts tab, you can create shortcuts to your favorite databases or groups of databases for easy access.
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Give your shortcut a name and select one or more databases that you like to search together.
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If you wish, you can set a shortcut as the default for searching when you’re signed into My Research.
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Click “Save”.
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Now when you look at your databases,
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a “My Shortcuts” option appears, allowing you to quickly access your databases.

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