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  1. 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”

  2. 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

  3. Overview ABI/INFORM is about business research…

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Overview ABI/INFORM is global and growing… Cologne Mannheim University

  7. 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

  8. ProQuest Search Results Helpful suggestions

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. World Class Content ABI/INFORM delivers premier business research results… Combining the leading business sources in Print…

  13. World Class Content ABI/INFORM delivers premier business research results… With the foremost sources of online business news

  14. Unique Periodicals

  15. Harzing Rankings 58% of ABI/INFORM Global journals are scholarly/peer-reviewed

  16. International content Journal content is extracted from 38 countries

  17. Coming soon: a few examples

  18. Growing Title Lists ABI/INFORM content is continuously increasing…

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. Non-Periodical Content

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. Author Profiles Author Profiles in Scholar Universe Discipline-specific contact information keeps researchers connected to scholars in their field

  31. 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

  32. 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

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

  34. RSS Feeds All the information the user needs gets displayed in a pop-up window

  35. 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.

  36. Summary

  37. Thank You. Any Questions?