Ideas for Searching for Product Reviews in ProQuest

Though we continue to have access to Consumer Reports through our EBSCO subscriptions, ProQuest now only offers the abstracts and indexing for this title. They have offered some suggestions for searching for product reviews in other ProQuest offerings that you may find useful:

Other consumer content currently available:
Because of the strength of ProQuest indexing, users can still find these reviews in a variety of other full-text publications. New content is always being added and we will highlight that content in the training webinar.

Popular full-text magazines containing product reviews
• PC Magazine (Monthly)
• PC World (Monthly)
• Sound & Vision (Monthly)
• Road & Travel (Bi-Monthly)

Popular news titles containing product reviews
• Barron’s (Weekly)
• Business Week (Weekly)
• New York Times (Daily)
• USA Today (Daily)

Search Strings for finding reviews:
Reviews are a searchable document type in ProQuest and these article types can be found in magazines, trade publications, and well-respected newspapers. To search for reviews using the Basic search in ProQuest:

Type the following: AT(review) AND (your product)

Suggested Examples:
• AT(review) AND (iPhone)
• AT(review) AND (lawn mower)
• AT(review) AND (Wii)
• AT(review) AND (Audi)

These search examples will return numerous, high quality results that demonstrate the variety of sources where product reviews can be found in ProQuest.

To search for reviews using the Advanced search in ProQuest, type the product category or product name in the search box, leaving the default option for Citation & Abstract selected.

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