Proquest Login – navigating all the options

The Proquest database is one of the Core Content databases available to NHS users. You can search the information and access its full-text articles by searching the NICE HDAS database.

Sometimes the Proquest database will ask for your login details. This blog post is going to show you how to navigate the Proquest login screens.

So, the starting point is a search in HDAS where I have found an article that is available within Proquest. Here is an example article and you can see, at the bottom, the link to Proquest.
Screen-shot of an article in HDAS

You click the Proquest link to go to the full-text in the Proquest database.

If you are asked to login, you will be presented first with the screen below, click the drop-down box to view the options.
Screen-shot of step one in the login process
From the drop-down box click the option “Athens (openathens federation)”. We use Athens authentication to allow you to use online resources.
Screen-shot of the Proquest login screen - select the Athens option
You then need to select an institution. Select the drop-down box to see the options.
Screen-shot of Proquest login step two
You need to select the option NHS England – note that you can type into the box to jump down to this option. This is used as the institution (rather than say the trust you work at) as Proquest is purchased nationally and is available to all NHS staff.
Screen-shot of selection of NHS England as the institution
Once you have selected “Athens” and “NHS England” you can click the Connect button.
Screen-shot of the initial login selections
Sometimes you will be prompted to log in to Athens using your Athens username / password. This depends on whether the system has retained the details from a previous login.
Screen-shot of the Athens login screen
Once you have completed the login you will then be presented with the article page on the Proquest database. From here you can now view the full-text on the screen or download the PDF document.
Screen-shot of an example of an article in Proquest

For more help using NHS databases see our help page.

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