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.