ProQuest has launched a redesigned website that gathers information on ProQuest brands and products and enhances discovery with search capabilities and tools. The redesigned site is the result of librarian and user feedback, testing, and focus groups. Among the key features of new site are the ProQuest Support Center, a search engine, and an all-new product access feature that directs end-users to library gateways.With a virtual decision-tree, the Support Center allows users to diagnose and fix problems.
Also, major works by American playwright David Mamet are available online for the first time through Twentieth-Century Drama from ProQuest. Resources include a complete biography and criticism of his work. Twentieth-Century Drama now contains 1,700 plays by more than 170 different authors. ProQuest also announced that the full backfile of The Spectator from 1828 to 2000 will be made available to academic, public, government and corporate libraries exclusively as part of Periodicals Archive Online Collection 7, early in 2009. Digitizing The Spectator’s entire backfile and including it in Periodicals Archive Online will allow it to be cross-searched alongside humanities and social science academic journals.