Library Database Search Tips

Do You Need Information on Emerging Markets Worldwide?

Choose Business Monitor Online to find country risk ratings, short and long-term currency forecasts and SWOT analysis on countries, industries and companies.

Looking for Full-text Articles

Searching EBSCO and you find the article you need is not available in full text? Don't fret, check out ABI. In some cases, one database may have only the abstract, while the other has the full text. For example EBSCO carries only abstracts of Forbes articles but you can find the full text article in ABI.

Business Monitor Online

Oil & Gas, a "hot topic" in today's world of skyrocketing gas prices, is just one of the industry sectors covered by Business Monitor Online analysts. Full sets of quarterly up-dated industry sector reports are published on 15 industry sectors in 45 countries.

Each Report is researched at the source and features latest-available data - their research teams are based in-country to ensure understanding of the country's nuances, while editorial teams are based in London and Sydney to ensure international independence and comparability of the research.


Want to know where those Baby Boomers are spending their money? Looking for Information on BP's oil and gas exploration activities?
All this and more can be found in TableBase. TableBase provides access to tabular data on companies, industries, products and demographics.

International in scope, TableBase provides access to thousands of tables important to your daily research. The database sets out a variety of search options using drop down menus as well a box for free text searching and a box for company name. Tip: click "And" at the end of each search box when applicable before hitting the search button.

Reference USA

Searching for your college roommates new address or the phone number you misplaced?
The Reference USA Residential Database is the place to look. The database contains listings for over 120 million households in the United States. The residential information is compiled from more than 3,900 White Page telephone directories.

Each listing appears in the database exactly as it appears in the phone book including zip codes. Each U.S. residential listing also contains information from the most recent U.S. census, including median household income, median home value, latitude/longitude and percentage of owner-occupied housing. Click on Reference USA and your fingers will never need to walk through that phone book.

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