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General BusinessFile International Sample Searches

General BusinessFile International provides access to a combination of international 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:

A caller using General BusinessFile International wanted to retrieve full-text articles published after 2000 dealing with the Euro in relation to the U.S. dollar.

Solution:

  1. Opened General BusinessFile International and went to the "Subject guide search" page.
  2. Entered "euro" in the entry box and found that "Euro (Currency)" was the preferred term.
  3. Returned to the "Subject guide search" page and entered "dollar" and found that "Dollar (United States)" was the preferred term.
  4. Went to the "Advanced search" page.
  5. Selected "Subject (su)" and entered "Euro and Currency" in the first entry box.
  6. Selected "Subject (su)" and entered "Dollar and (United States)" in the second entry box.
  7. Clicked the "to articles with text" box.
  8. Limited by date "after" 2000.
  9. Clicked on the "Search" button and retrieved 80 articles that fulfilled the caller's request.

Search 2:

A customer using General BusinessFile International wanted help in constructing a search strategy to retrieve full-text articles about the effects of socialism on economic conditions in Europe.

Solution:

  1. Opened General BusinessFile International and went to the "Advanced search" page.
  2. Selected "Subject (su)" and entered "socialism" in the first entry box.
  3. Selected "Subject (su)" and entered "Europe" in the second entry box.
  4. Selected "Subject (su)" and entered "economic policy" in the third entry box.
  5. Checked the "to articles with text" box.
  6. Clicked on the "Search" button and retrieved five articles that fulfilled the customer's request.

Search 3:

An e-mailer using General BusinessFile International requested help in formulating a search strategy to retrieve full-text articles about the current economic conditions of Argentina.

Solution:

  1. Opened General BusinessFile International and went to the "Subject guide search" page.
  2. Entered "economic conditions" in the entry box and found that "economic history" was the preferred term.
  3. Returned to the "Subject guide search" page and entered "Argentina and economic history".
  4. Checked the "to articles with text" box.
  5. Limited by date "after" 1999.
  6. Clicked on the "Search" button and retrieved only one article.
  7. Went to the "Advanced search" page.
  8. Selected "Subject (su)" and entered "Argentina" in the first entry box.
  9. Selected "Keyword (ke)" and entered "economic condition*" in the second entry box.
  10. Limited by date "after" 1999.
  11. Clicked on the "Search" button and retrieved 10 articles better matching the e-mailer's request.

Search 4:

A customer using General BusinessFile International wanted retrieve full-text articles about the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and its dealings with South Korea.

Solution:

  1. Opened General BusinessFile International and went to the "Advanced search" page.
  2. Selected "Subject (su)" and entered "International Monetary Fund".
  3. Selected "Subject (su)" and entered "South Korea".
  4. Checked on the "to articles with text" box.
  5. Clicked on the "Search" button more than 30 articles were retrieved that fulfilled the customer's request.

Search 5:

A user of General BusinessFile International wanted to retrieve full-text articles published after August 2003 about the World Trade Organization meeting in Cancun, Mexico.

Solution:

  1. Opened General BusinessFile International and went to the "Advanced search" page.
  2. Selected "Subject (su)" and entered "World Trade Organization" in the first entry box.
  3. Selected "Key Word (ke)" and entered "Cancun" in the second entry box.
  4. Clicked on the "to articles with text" box.
  5. Limited by date "after" August 2003.
  6. Clicked on the "Search" button and retrieved more than 110 articles.
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