Quick Tips

Below you can find some basic tips that can make working in PRO a bit easier. If you have any questions on how to navigate in PRO, please contact Emily Lowrance-Floyd at lowrance@ku.edu.

Please click here for instructions on how to import your publications from Crossref or PubMed or by uploading a BibTeX file.

Please see below for tips on saving, using dates, and using the search function in PRO.

Be sure to save your work in each record by clicking  at the top of the screen.

Each time you alter an existing record or add a new one and then attempt to leave the screen without saving, PRO will ask you to confirm that you wish to leave the screen. If you do leave the record screen without saving, all changes will be lost. Be sure to pay attention to this and save any changes and/or new records you create.

When you see the prompt, click "Stay on this Page" to return to the record screen and click  in the upper right-hand corner to save your changes.

Using dates on your records

PRO typically uses dates to organize your records and most reports will omit records that do not include dates. For example, if you have a published work and want it to appear on your reports, you must include the publication date in the record. This applies as well to presentations, employment histories, and service activities, along with most other records in PRO. While you can leave many other fields in PRO blank without consequence, you should not leave the date field empty. If you have any questions about how and where to include dates in your records, please contact Emily Lowrance-Floyd.

In the date fields, filling in the Start Date only will default print as "Start Date - Present" on your reports.

Filling in the End Date only will print just the date.

PLEASE NOTE   APA citation style (the default style for Rapid Reports) will only include the end date in reports. All other citation styles will print the start and end dates entered.

Using the Search function
You can also search in PRO for individual records. To do so, enter the keywords for the particular record in the Search Bar at the top of the screen. For example, if you had a publication entitled "The Only Good Thing Harold Wilson Ever Did: Keeping Britain out of Vietnam", you could enter something like "Harold Wilson" or "Britain out of Vietnam". After entering your search terms, click on the red magnifying glass icon to perform the search. PRO will then generate a new screen containing your search results.

To narrow down the parameters of your search, you can also ask PRO to search only in a particular category. To do so, go to the category you wish to search. For example, if you want to search in Publications, go to the Publications screen. The search function will now only search within that category.


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