New ABI/INFORM Interface

ProQuest has introduced a new interface for its databases such as ABI/INFORM Complete, ABI/INFORM Archive, and Hoover's Company Profiles. Rod Library switched to this new interface over the summer. The databases can be accessed from these links, from the Business Portal, or from the Rod Library home page, Databases A-Z heading.

The new interface provides search modes such as as basic, advanced, and data & reports.  The data & reports mode provides an easy way to search a set of industry and market reports from publishers such as First Research Industry Profiles, Business Monitor International, and Just-Series Market Research Reports; commodity reports from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU); and Country Reports from EIU and Oxford Analytica.

The advanced mode provides an easy way to identify source types such as scholarly journals; document types such as case studies, interviews, and industry and market reports; and document features such as cartoons.

ABI/INFORM Complete cover 1971 to the present. ABI/INFORM Archival covers 1905-1985. Hoover's Company Profiles provide details such as products & operations, subsidiaries, competitors, and brief financials.

The yellow Find It button that links to full text in other databases is not available for the time being; for now, look for an "SFX" button to link to full text.