Pivot: University of Alabama Training
Website Update: Pivot is making an important change
On March 1, 2019, Pivot is moving to https://pivot.proquest.com and the current Pivot URL, https://pivot.cos.com will be discontinued. Traffic to cos.com will not automatically redirect to the new URL.
To access Pivot, go to https://pivot.proquest.com and login with your current username and password. This is a change in address only: all data remains, and the user experience and functionality are unchanged.
The University of Alabama subscribes to Pivot, https://pivot.proquest.com, a valuable search tool for funding opportunities and research collaborators. As a researcher at the University, you have free access to Pivot, which is an intuitive tool designed to send you weekly updates on funding opportunities that meet your search criteria. It only takes a few minutes to register and learn how to use Pivot. All faculty, staff, and students may create a Pivot account and receive weekly Funding Alert emails with new or updated opportunities that match your saved funding searches.
When creating your Pivot account, you will need to be on a computer that is physically located on campus and use your University email address to create the account. The Office for Research Development offers individual and group sessions to cover the features and functionality of Pivot. Additionally, Pivot has a number of online resources including a quick search for questions, brief YouTube videos, and user FAQs. After creating your account and logging in, you may access this information from the “Help” button located on all Pivot site pages.
The Pivot Quick Start Guide contains instructions for creating your account and receiving weekly Funding Alert emails.
Click here to view and print the Quick Start Guide.
It is not necessary to attend a workshop to learn how to effectively utilize Pivot. Below are links to instructional videos.
- Registering for a Pivot Account
- Pivot Funding: Advanced Search
- Saved Searches
- Your Pivot Home Page
- All Pivot YouTube Instructional Videos
Quick Searches: Subject Specific Searches on Pivot