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ABI/INFORM®

“…an unmatched resource for business research today… The Gold Standard”

ABI/INFORM

Update 1H2008

…“an unmatched resource for business research today… The Gold Standard”

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ABI/INFORM

• Overview-the business research gold standard

• ProQuest Indexing-better indexing means better results

• Research - world class content, excellence in journal quality

• Non-Periodicals - valuable cutting-edge business content

• Search Features - results that find you

Agenda

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Overview

ABI/INFORM is about business research…

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Overview

“ABI/INFORM is an excellent general business /management resource giving access to not only scholarly journals, but also trade and professional publications too. Of all the e-journal packages we subscribe to I find ProQuest the most intuitive and user-friendly, and it is excellent in matching keywords to relevant documents.

Databases like ABI/INFORM are now indispensible and powerful online tools, giving users instant access to thousands of publications.

I would certainly recommend ABI/INFORM as an essential resource as part of a portfolio of resources, as it provides access to many of the core titles within the field… ABI/INFORM is the first online resource Bradford subscribed to, and it is well established at the school and is a popular and essential resource.”

Reshma Khan, Management Librarian, School of Management, University of Bradford

“My main area of interest is Operations Research. The archive of material on ABI/INFORM is fantastic, and I can find older articles on there that I can’t find anywhere else. Being able to work on material from the past and present concurrently saves me a great deal of time.

Searching is beautifully easy on this database, and especially important for me is that it has the most important journals in the area of Operations Research and Management Science.

ABI/INFORM is certainly one of the databases I would recommend and will continue to use myself.”

Dolores Romero-Morales, University Reader, Said Business School, Oxford

Customers agree…

  • ABI/INFORM sets the standard for:
  • Superior content
  • Quality results
  • Ease-of-use

“ABI/INFORM has a reputation for quality indexing, with over 35 searchable fields allowing a high relevance ranking for every search. The ProQuest interface is very easy to use and intuitive. Any searcher can easily navigate the database to produce meaningful results. A tutorial, search guides, and help screens are very well designed and informative. Summing up: highly recommended. All levels.”

L. Hickey, Sam Houston State University

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Overview

ABI/INFORM serves the world’s top business schools and universities

Financial Times MBA 2008

The top 100 full-time global MBA programs

  • 1. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
  • 3. Columbia Business School
  • 4. Stanford University
  • 5. Harvard Business School
  • 7. MIT (Sloan)
  • 8. IE Business School
  • 9. University of Chicago
  • CEIBS
  • New York University (Stern)
  • IMD
  • Dartmouth College (Tuck)
  • HEC Paris
  • University of Oxford (Said)
  • Indian School of Business

“I consider ABI/INFORM the major business periodical database in our library.”

– Peggy Shaw

Director of Business Information Resources

Jones Graduate School of Management

Rice University

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Overview

ABI/INFORM is global and growing…

Cologne

Mannheim University

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ABI/INFORM

• Overview - the business research gold standard

• ProQuest Indexing - better indexing means better results

• Research - world class content, excellence in journal quality

• Non-Periodicals - valuable cutting-edge business content

• Tools - reference linking, training, customer support

• Search Features - results that find you

Agenda

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ProQuest Search Results

Helpful suggestions

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ProQuest Indexing

New Controlled Vocabulary Terms for 2007-08

Behind the counter drugs

Web mashups

Opportunity Tax Act 2007-US

Sustainability management

Stock photography

Bootstrap finance

Complexity theory

Competent authority

Food prices

Digital radio

Ethical consumerism

Acidity

Entrepreneurship

Jet fuel prices

Angel investors

Nonviolence

Video art

Shareholder activism

Lifecycle funds

Concept mapping

Web analytics

Computer forensics

Collaboration

Credit default swaps

Economic substance doctrine

Neoliberalism

Sustainability reporting

Carbon offsets

Ethical consumerism

Small Business & Work

100-200 terms added yearly – ensure a high-standard of indexing quality

Off highway vehicles

String theory

Auction rate securities

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ABI/INFORM editors recommended search topics:

Bailouts

Bank Failures

Banking Industry

Credit ratings

Credit risk

Dow Jones averages

Foreclosure

Housing prices

Recessions

Regulation of financial institutions

New term: Credit default swaps

Banking & Finance Content spotlight

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ABI/INFORM

• Overview - the business research gold standard

• ProQuest Indexing - better indexing means better results

• Research - world class content, excellence in journal quality

• Non-Periodicals - valuable cutting-edge business content

• Search Features - results that find you

Agenda

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World Class Content

ABI/INFORM delivers premier business research results…

Combining the leading business sources in Print…

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World Class Content

ABI/INFORM delivers premier business research results…

With the foremost sources of online business news

harzing rankings
Harzing Rankings

58% of ABI/INFORM Global journals are scholarly/peer-reviewed

international content
International content

Journal content is extracted from 38 countries

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Growing Title Lists

ABI/INFORM content is continuously increasing…

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Emerald – 19 titles

Cambridge University Press – 30 (11 just added)

Centaur – 13 titles

Dreamcatchers – 11 titles, with Conference Proceedings

ABA – 4 titles added

Via Media – 2 titles

Brookings – 4 titles

SSRN – Working Papers added continuously

New Rx – 19 titles

And more...

New Content

121 Titles Added in 12 months

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ABI/INFORM

• Overview - the business research gold standard

• ProQuest Indexing - better indexing means better results

• Research - world class content, excellence in journal quality

• Non-Periodicals - valuable cutting-edge business content

• Search Features - results that find you

Agenda

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SSRN Working Papers

Social Sciences Research Network: “Tomorrow’s Research Today”

  • Over 15,000 Working Papers
  • Growing by 8,000 to 12,000 Annually
  • Cutting edge research and thought
  • Worldwide university participation

ProQuest is the only library vendor offering SSRN Working Papers

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The central source for doctoral dissertations and master’s theses

From over 1,000 colleges and universities worldwide from 1962 forward

Click the "Dissertations" Tab on the ProQuest results page for easy access to this content

Almost 2,000 full-text dissertations were added in 2007 and 1500+ so far for 2008

Dissertations

Full-Text Dissertations and Case Studies

Over21,000– and growing

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ProQuest is the preferred provider of EIU ViewsWire

Nearly 195,000 reports - 12,000+ as recent as 2008 with business intelligence on 195 countries

Analytical briefings

Country Alerts - briefings on world-wide key market developments

Country Views - assessments and forecasts of changing market conditions and the implications for business

Country Background - facts and figures on the local market and regulatory environment

EIU ViewsWire Reports

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Global Analysis of:

Business regulations

Corporate strategies

Economic developments

Financial markets

Foreign investments

Industrial trends

Labor conditions

Political changes

Trade policies

And more!

EIU Viewswire Reports

Data: Population, GDP, Exchange Rate, Historical Averages

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Business Cases

ABI/INFORM contains a growing collection of over400 full-text business cases found in:

International Journal of Case Research

Idea Group (IGI) Collection (300+)

HEC Montreal Collection

Over 5,500 A&I business cases from leading collections:

Harvard Business Review

Ivey

Thunderbird

Idea Group

Darden

Case Research Journal - NEW (North American Case Research Association)

Business Cases

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ProQuest is indexing market research reports and articles, and continues to add more!

22,000+ market research documents!

Including SWOT Analyses, Company profiles and Industry overviews

Just-Auto

Just-Style

Just-Drinks

Just-Food

More to come…

Marketing Research Reports are a top content area supporting all disciplines of business research…

These can replace otherwise expensive reports that cannot be previewed and need to be purchased on a case-by-case basis

Market Research Reports

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Annual Reports

More than 7,000 annual reports available from over 800 leading North American companies

Cover a wide range of industries

Available in ABI/Inform Complete only

Annual reports

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Reference Linking - Scholar Universe

125,000 Author Profiles provide key information about authors such as affiliation, research topics and contact information

Look for the cap icon next to an author's name in ABI/INFORM in order to access an Author Profile page:

Profiles contain hard-to-find, vital information about the author

Email Address, Titles, Web-sites, Research Interests

Links to more articles found in ProQuest by the author

Ability to search through community links to find related institutions and authors

Reference Linking

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Author Profiles

Author Profiles in

Scholar Universe

Discipline-specific contact information keeps researchers connected to scholars in their field

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ABI/INFORM

• Overview - the business research gold standard

• ProQuest Indexing - better indexing means better results

• Research - world class content, excellence in journal quality

• Non-Periodicals - valuable cutting-edge business content

• Search Features - results that find you

Agenda

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ProQuest Smart Search

* Award-winning feature

Email Alerting Service

My Research

ProQuest Search Widget

Reference Linking – demo available online

Automatically formatted bibliographies

RSS Feeds

ProQuest Interface

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RSS Feeds
  • Users can link to create RSS feeds for:
    • Any search string
    • Any publication
  • No need to create an account to set up
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RSS Feeds

All the information the user needs gets displayed in a pop-up window

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Email Alerts
  • Email Alerts
  • Users can receive email alerts on search strings by clicking here

A pop up window appears:

Email Alerts can then be set on a schedule, with a customized email message.

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