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Business International & Company Profiles Sample Searches

Business International & Company Profiles provides researchers with information on companies, markets and industries. From market trends, mergers and acquisitions to current management theory and company overviews, this database provides access to business and trade journals, newspapers and company directory profiles with full-text and images.

Search 1:

A request was made by a customer using Business International & Company Profiles for a search strategy that would retrieve company profiles and articles of companies that sell retail ice cream.

Solution:

  1. Opened Business International & Company Profiles and went into the "Subject guide search" page.
  2. Entered "ice cream retail" in the entry box and clicked on the "Search" button.
  3. The preferred term retrieved was "Ice Cream (Packaged) Stores-Retail".
  4. Clicked the "Read" button underneath this preferred term and entered a page with a link to both company profiles of companies in the retail ice cream industry as well as industry articles.
  5. More than 60 company profiles and more than 10 articles fitting the desired criteria were retrieved.

Search 2:

A customer using Business International & Company Profiles called for assistance in finding full-text articles from 2002 to the present about marketing trends in the chocolate industry.

Solution:

  1. Opened Business International & Company Profiles and went to the "Advanced search" page.
  2. Selected "Subject (su)" from the dropdown list and entered "chocolate" in the first entry box.
  3. Selected "Key Word (ke)" and entered "market* and trend*" in the second entry box.
  4. Limited to full-text articles by checking the "to articles with text" box and by date "after" 2001.
  5. Clicked on the "Search" button and retrieved more than 20 articles that fit the customer's search criteria.

Search 3:

Someone using Business International & Company Profiles was seeking to retrieve a list of insurance and financial services corporations that offered the same kinds of services as AXA, a French-based company.

Solution:

  1. Opened Business International & Company Profiles and went to the "Subject guide search" page.
  2. Entered "AXA" in the entry box and clicked on the "Search" button".
  3. Selected the first "AXA" entry, then "AXA Paris". From this record six SIC codes were found that described the kinds of services this company offered:

6311 - Life Insurance
6321 - Accident And Health Insurance
6331 - Fire, Marine And Casualty Insurance
6351 - Surety Insurance
6361 - Title Insurance
6399 - Insurance Carriers, Not Elsewhere Classified

  1. Entered the "Advanced search" page and made sure "Searching:" was in "Company ProFiles".
  2. Selected "SIC Code (si)" and entered "6311 and 6321 and 6331 and 6351 and 6361 and 6399" in the first entry box.
  3. Clicked on the "Search" button and retrieved more than 20 company profiles that matched the desired criteria.

Search 4:

A foreign affairs officer using Business International & Company Profiles wanted to find any full-text articles about U.S. economic aid to Israel from the beginning of the George W. Bush Administration to date.

Solution:

  1. Opened Business International & Company Profiles and went to the "Advanced search' page.
  2. Selected "Key Word (ke)" and entered "United States".
  3. Selected "Key Word (ke)" and entered "Israel".
  4. Selected "Key Word (ke)" and entered "aid".
  5. Checked the "to articles with text" box.
  6. Limited to dates "after" 19 January 2001. George W. Bush was sworn in as President of the United States January 20, 2001.
  7. Clicked on the "Search" button and retrieved eight articles matching the requested criteria.

Search 5:

A researcher using Business International & Company Profiles wanted to find full-text articles about Sweden's referendum on adopting the Euro as its currency.

Solution:

  1. Opened Business International & Company Profiles and went to the "Advanced search" page.
  2. Selected "Subject (su)" and entered "Euro and Currency" in the first entry box.
  3. Selected "Subject (su)" and entered "Sweden" in the second entry box.
  4. Clicked on the "to articles with text" box.
  5. Clicked on the "Search" button and retrieved 20 articles.
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