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ProQuest TDM Studio

A guide on how to access and use ProQuest TDM Studio

Data Visualizations

A component of TDM Studio is Data Visualizations, a platform for researchers with little to no coding experience. Data Visualizations is accessible to any member of the Mason community.

All articles come from publications GMU subscribes to through ProQuest, and includes such titles as the New York TimesWashington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, and more. Users can create up to five unique projects, and each project can contain up to 10,000 articles.

Geographic analysis maps articles based on locations named within the articles. Topic modeling groups keywords based on their occurrence in the documents in order to create a topic. Sentiment analysis extracts the emotions or affective states from documents within your project and tracks them over time. 

Accessing Data Visualizations

  1. Go to
  2. Click log in to TDM Studio.
  3. Click create an account. Enter your GMU email address; read through the terms of use, and check the box if you consent; click create account.
  4. You will receive an email to your GMU account. Click the link in the email to confirm the creation of your account.
  5. Begin using Data Visualizations.

If you are already logged in to TDM Studio and using the workbench dashboard, click the arrow next to workbench dashboard in the upper right hand corner to toggle over to the visualization dashboard.