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General BusinessFile ASAP Sample Searches

General BusinessFile ASAP provides access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full-text and images. This database can be used to analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest news in management, economics and politics.

Search 1:

How can I find full-text articles on Individual Retirement Accounts and the Roth IRA in General BusinessFile ASAP?

Solution:

  1. Open General BusinessFile ASAP and go to the "Advanced search" page.
  2. Select "Keyword (ke)" and enter "individual retirement account or IRA" in the first entry box.
  3. Select "Keyword (ke)" and enter "Roth IRA" in the second entry box.
  4. Check the "to articles with text" box.
  5. Click on the "Search" button to retrieve more than 120 articles.

Search 2:

What is an easy way to find information on the national debt of the United States in General BusinessFile ASAP?

Solution:

  1. Open General BusinessFile ASAP and go to the "Subject guide search" page.
  2. Enter "national debt" in the entry box and check the "to articles with text" box.
  3. Click on the "See" button to search on the preferred term "Public Debts".
  4. Click on the "Narrow" button and then the "View" button under "united states" to retrieve more than 90 articles on the U.S. national debt.

Search 3:

An economics student using General BusinessFile ASAP wanted to find some recent articles on the U.S. consumer price index published from 2003 to the present.

Solution:

  1. Opened General BusinessFile ASAP and went to the "Keyword search" page.
  2. Entered "consumer price index and (united states or U.S. or US)" in the entry box and searched for words "in title, citation, abstract".
  3. Checked the "to articles with text" box.
  4. Limited by date "after" 2002.
  5. Clicked on the "Search" button and retrieved more than 35 articles.

Search 4:

How can one find information on emerging markets in Chile?

Solution:

  1. Open General BusinessFile ASAP and go to the "Keyword search" page.
  2. Enter "chile and emerging markets" in the entry box.
  3. Search for words "in title, citation, abstract".
  4. Check the "to articles with text" box.
  5. Click on the "Search" button to retrieve more than 20 articles.

Search 5:

A business administration student wanted to find full-text articles on Global Crossing's legal problems for its investors with statistical data included.

Solution:

  1. Opened General BusinessFile ASAP and went to the "Advanced search" page.
  2. Selected "Title (ti)" and entered "statistical data" in the first entry box.
  3. Selected "Keyword (ke)" and entered "Global Crossing" in the second entry box.
  4. Selected "Text Word (tx)" and entered "investor!" in the third entry box.
  5. Checked the "to articles with text" box.
  6. Clicked on the "Search" button and retrieved more than 20 articles.
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