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1 Business Searching Interface Tutorial

2 Welcome to EBSCOs tutorial about basic searching and browsing in Business Source records on the Business Searching Interface (BSI). The BSI is designed to help users research items such as economic or country analyses, investigate market trends or potential, and find current competitive information or landscape analysis information.

3 The Business Searching Interface supports the Business Source database product line. The specific database presented via the BSI is represented above the Find field on the Basic and Advanced Search screens as well as the Result List screen. Click on the Basic Search link at any time to return to the Basic Search screen.

4 BROWSE LOOK-UP LISTS: To begin, note that the Basic Search screen provides easy access for browsing look-up lists of authors, companies, industries, keywords, publications and subjects. For example, enter a company name and then select the Company radio button before clicking on Search, to view a list of company names, beginning with an exact match (when available).

5 Check the box in front of the desired company name in the list, then click Add to include it with other terms in the Find field. Or, click the Search button to find all articles indexed under the selected company name.

6 To save a Result List item, click on the Add folder icon next to it. To create a personalized folder account, click on the Folder link, then Sign in to My Business Source. Click on Help for more information regarding the Personalized Folder.

7 BROWSING PROFILES AND REPORTS The Basic Search screen also features Browse links for streamlined searching of alphabetical lists of Company or Industry Profiles, and Country or Market Research Reports, depending on availability. For example, click on the Company Profiles link:

8 Enter a company name in the Browse for field and click Browse. A result list of available Company Profiles is displayed. Click on the MarketLine Report link to view the Company Profile for a company in the result list.

9 The Company Profile is displayed in the PDF Full Text Viewer. From the table of contents on the left, you can select a specific section of the report to read. You can print, , or add the Company Profile using the tools in the right column. The Company Profile can be saved by clicking the Save icon in the Adobe Reader toolbar.

10 Using Business Source Corporate, you can also search for certain types of documents. For example, lets say you would like to read a SWOT Analysis of Sony Corp., outlining the companys strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. From the Advanced Search screen, enter sony corp in the Find field and select CO Company Entity from the drop-down menu. Apply the Full Text limiter and click Search.

11 A result list is displayed. Under Refine your results on the left side, check the SWOT Analyses source type and click Update.

12 Your results are limited to those containing SWOT Analyses. Click on the PDF Full Text to read the article.

13 Click on the Help link to view the complete online help system. This concludes the Business Searching Interface tutorial.


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