Sample search on ProQuest ASSIA database: Panopto video (includes sub-titles). Scroll to the end of this page for a further example relating to Health Economics and using the ProQuest Social Sciences Premium Collection.
The ProQuest platform hosts a wide range of databases which can be selected individually or as grouped Collections. For systematic literature reviews, best practice is to choose and search one database at a time: however, subject collections can also be very useful for general and cross-subject searches.
In Advanced Search, a whole search can be constructed on the landing page using 'Add a row' for further search lines where required. The default Boolean connector is AND.
For a more systematic approach, enter then search using one search line at a time. These can be then combined by selecting 'Recent Searches'.
Here, the search lines are:
In the results screen, further options or filters are available, such as Publication Date [range], Location, Language.
To save individual or sets of results, select as required and go to 'All save & export options' (currently the 3 dots icon). RIS is the default option for downloading a standard file type to upload into referencing software such as EndNote Online.
To save search histories, use Save search/alert: set up a My Research account with ProQuest to enable this feature.