To read the full ProQuest Search Tips manual go to: http://search.proquest.com.dmu.idm.oclc.org/help/academic/webframe.html?Basic_Search.html. Key points from this guide are:
ProQuest is a vendor that owns two different products licensed by the library - the Public Health database and the Health Management database. Because of this, you can search both citation databases simultaneously. Depending on your research topic, it may be helpful to combine these separate indexing tools.
Click the Thesaurus link located above and to the right of the Advanced Search or Command Line Search forms. A new browser window opens, providing a list of the thesauri titles available for your currently selected databases. You can browse/search the ProQuest Thesaurus as well as search using MeSH. These are two different vocabularies produced by two different organizations - so they same concept may represented by different terms.
By adding thesaurus terms to your search, you can broaden or narrow your search, or find related words to further explore your subject of interest. You can also combine terms you find in the thesaurus with your current Advanced or Command Line search.
Important to know — With a particular thesaurus open in the Thesaurus window, you can click this link in the dark blue bar at the top of the window to open a different thesaurus: Select another thesaurus.
For any term you find in the thesaurus, you might see one or more of the following (or similar) bolded words and phrases: