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ProQuest TDM Studio

A guide on how to access and use ProQuest TDM Studio

Part 1: Create Your Dataset

  1. Within one workbench, you can create and have access to ten datasets at a time. Each dataset can include up to two million documents. To create a dataset, click the create new dataset button. You will have the option to either select publication titles or select ProQuest databases.   
    1. Select publication titles 
      1. Find content: There are 27,908 titles to choose from. These publications range in source type and include scholarly journals; trade journals; magazines; historical newspapers; newspapers; books; conference papers and proceedings; blogs, podcasts, and websites; audio and video works; wire feeds; and other sources. In addition to source type, each publication title also includes subjects, date range, and location.  
      2. Refine content: Once you select the publication titles you need, you can refine the content by searching through the documents within the publications by keyword, date published, source type, and document type.  
      3. Create dataset: You will then be provided with a summary that includes the number of documents within your corpus as well as the publications from which those documents are drawn from. You will need to provide a dataset name and description, and then click create dataset.  
    2. Select ProQuest databases  
      1. Find content: There are 247 databases to choose from. Each database listed includes a synopsis of the database coverage.  
      2. Refine content: Once you’ve selected the databases you need, you can refine the content by searching through the documents within the databases by keyword, date published, source type, and document type. Search tip: Use ProQuest's searchable fields to narrow your search results. 
      3. Create dataset: You will then be provided with a summary that includes the number of documents within your corpus as well as the databases from which those documents are from. You will need to provide a dataset name and description, and then click create dataset.  
  2. Once you click create dataset, a dialog box will appear that says: Submission successful! Your dataset has been successfully submitted. It may take time to process but you can close this message and return to your dashboard to check the status.  
  3. You will then be redirected to the workbench. Each dataset includes a name, date range, search, data source, document count, status, date created, and an option to delete. When your dataset is being created the status will read queued, but once it has been processed the status will say complete.