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Although every database operates by the same basic principles, each interface is unique and the vocabulary used to index articles might be slightly different, so it may require a little trial and error to create a really successful search. Please consult a Research Assistance Librarian if you need help devising a search strategy for a particular research topic.
As you begin your search, it will be helpful to start by listing a set of keywords or terms that relate to your topic. Unsure where to start? Begin by finding overviews of your topic in a book, a reference material or through a credible website. As you read, make a list of terms, including synonyms, that you could use to conduct your search. A key tip in beginning a search is to begin as broad as possible with your terminology and search combinations and move toward specific.
Use the following tutorials to refresh your search techniques:
Full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals, country- and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data, encompassing the contents of ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry, and ABI/INFORM Dateline databases
This website brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businessmen in strategically planning international sales and navigating the global marketplace. Provides information on exports by industry and country as well as resources for conducting market research.
To access the persistent link (permalink), click on the title of the article. Once inside the article record, click on the permalink icon tool located in the tool bar menu on the right hand side. (See image attached.)