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Step by Step Searching the Wall Street Journal

Step by Step Accessing the Wall Street Journal

ProQuest offers full text access to the Wall Street Journal, the United States' definitive, business newspaper, which is also a great source for articles on science and technology, regulation, and innovation. To find articles in the Wall Street Journal...

1) open GALILEO from or use the big, blue box on the the library web page.

2) Choose Databases A-Z, and select W or select W from the alphabet below the big search box on the library web site.

The alphabet below the big blue search box takes you to the Wall Street Journal

3) Scroll down and click Wall Street Journal.
4) A typical college level search often involves two ideas, for example genetic modification of salmon.

A boolean search genetically modified salmon in the Wall Street Journal You need to turn this topic into a statement that The Wall Street Journalunderstands by combining the main ideas with AND. Genetic modification of salmon becomes genetically modified AND salmon. Note: you can substitute fish for salmon if you think you need more results. Using similar search terms is called using synonyms.
5) Type in your search. Click the white magnifying glass in the turquoise box to start your search.

Searching for genetically modified salmon via the Wall Street Journal

6) Proquest presents results in groups of 20.

7) There are hints for improved searching in the light gray box at the top of the results list. Click View all to see all the "hints."

Proquest presents results in groups of twenty but you only see two

8) To see only the most current news on your subject, remove older articles, by sliding the knob toward the right in the turquoise date graph in the facet box on the left of the page.

9) You can move between pages with the Next Page and Previous Pagelinks at the bottom of the window, or you can choose a page number.
A closeup of the Wall Street Journal's date facet.
p> 10) Open articles by clicking on their blue titles.

11) To see PDF versions of articles, select the PDF icon.  The gray and blue Proquest PDF icon

12) To revise your search, edit what is in the search box at the top of the page and click the white magnifying glass.
13) To print your article, click the blue print link in the light gray box on the right of the page. How you print in a Proquest database