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GeoRef: My Research

The GeoRef database, established by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) in 1966, provides access to the geoscience literature of the world.

My Research Tips

My Research is a tool that you can use to save, manage, and organize the content and supporting materials you find and create in ProQuest. You can include documents, searches, search alerts, RSS feeds, and more in My Research. Setting up a My Research account is simple and free to all ProQuest users.

Creating an Account and Signing In

1. Click on the profile icon and select the Sign into My Research link (located in the upper, right-hand corner of any page in the ProQuest platform) to create an account or sign into an existing account.

2. The link to Create a My Research account is to the right of the Sign in box.

3. To create an account, just fill in 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 and password.


4. Once you create 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.
  • 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 your organization, you can use your My Research username and password to log into ProQuest anywhere, anytime (if enabled at your organization).

After 90 days of My Research account inactivity, your My Research login credentials will be disabled for remote authentication. If you have not logged into My Research for a period of 76 days, you will be notified by email that your My Research login credentials will be disabled for remote authentication only. You will still be able to access your My Research account through your organization's ProQuest database links. Once you sign in to your My Research account, your login credentials will be enabled for remote login.

Important to know: Remote authentication to your organization's ProQuest subscription with My Research login credentials may be enabled and disabled by your organization's ProQuest Administrator. Contact your administrator or librarian if you have questions about this.

My Research accounts will be permanently closed after three years of inactivity.

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