Setting up a My Research account is simple and free to all ProQuest users.
Creating an Account and Signing In
Click on My Research (located in the upper, right-hand corner of any page in the ProQuest platform) to create an account or sign into an existing account. The link to Create a My Research account is to the right of the Sign in box.
To create an account, just fill out the required fields: name, username, password, and email address. The RefWorks field is optional and if you have a RefWorks account, you can choose to link your RefWorks account with your My Research account. You’ll need to provide the following RefWorks account information if you decide to link your accounts: log-in name, password, and Group Code. If your organization has RefWorks already linked to ProQuest, you may not be required to enter the Group Code.
Once you open a My Research account, you will have access to the following items (located in tabs when you are signed in):
Documents – Save, view, and organize ProQuest documents. If you have a RefWorks account synced with your My Research account, you will also see your RefWorks records and folders here.
Figures & tables - Save, view, and organize citations for figures & tables. This tab is only available if your library has a subscription to a database that offers citations for figures & tables.
Searches – Save searches to provide easy future access to search strategies and results.
Alerts – Manage any alerts that you create while logged in to My Research.
RSS feeds – Manage any RSS feeds that you create while logged in to My Research.
Tags – Manage the tags that you create and access the documents assigned to those tags.
Shared lists – Create lists of ProQuest records to share your research with others.
Widgets – Create and embed ProQuest search boxes in web pages and subject guides to make new access points to ProQuest.
Account – Adjust your account settings and preferences to personalize your ProQuest search experience.
Account Inactivity and Expiration
While you are still affiliated with or attending your institution, you can use your My Research username and password to log into ProQuest anywhere, anytime. If you have not logged into ProQuest through your institution for a period of 76 days, you will be notified by email that your My Research account will become inactive after 90 days. The email will explain that to avoid inactivation of your account, simply connect to ProQuest through your institution by whatever method the institution provides—a link or a login page—and then sign into your My Research account. Your account will remain active.
If you do allow 90 days to pass without accessing ProQuest through your institution, and you then access ProQuest—through log in, or a link, or any other access method—from outside of your institution, and try to access your My Research account, an error message will display with the above instructions for reactivating your account. You’ll also be able to view your saved research with the same restricted ProQuest access detailed above.
Important to know: The administrator at your institution can enable or disable the ability for users to log into ProQuest using their My Research username and password. If you cannot log into ProQuest using your My Research credentials, and you think you should be able to, talk to your administrator or librarian.
My Research accounts will be permanently closed after three years of inactivity.