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TableBase Sample Searches

TableBase provides access to tabular data on companies, industries, products and demographics.

Search 1:

A customer using TableBase wanted help in retrieving any articles that provided cost information on Pfizer's acquisition of Pharmacia.

Solution:

  1. Logged into RDS and selected TableBase.
  2. Entered "Pfizer" in the "Company:" entry box.
  3. Selected "Mergers & acquisitions" in "Concept Term:" and selected "And".
  4. Selected "Pharmaceutical" in "Industry:" and selected "And".
  5. Selected "Any" in "Document Type:" and selected "And".
  6. Selected "Any" in "Geo Region:" and selected "And".
  7. Clicked on the "Search" button and retrieved one article. This article provided the required information.

Search 2:

A user of TableBase wanted to retrieve articles on British Petroleum and its oil and gas exploration activities.

Solution:

  1. Logged into RDS and selected TableBase.
  2. Entered "British Petroleum" in the "Company:" entry box.
  3. Selected "Exploration" in "Concept Term:" and selected "And".
  4. Selected "Oil & gas" in "Industry:" and selected "And".
  5. Selected "Any" in "Document Type:" and selected "And".
  6. Selected "Any" in "Geo Region:" and selected "And".
  7. Clicked on the "Search" button and retrieved more than 15 articles that fulfilled the requested criteria.

Search 3:

An e-mailer using TableBase sought assistance in retrieving brokerage reports published in 2002 on General Motors.

Solution:

  1. Logged into RDS and selected TableBase.
  2. Entered "01/01/2002" in the "dated from" entry box and "12/31/2002" in the "to" entry box.
  3. Entered "General Motors" in the "Company:" entry box.
  4. Selected "Brokerage Report" in "Document Type:" and selected "And".
  5. Clicked on the "Search" button and retrieved 17 brokerage reports matching the requested criteria.

Search 4:

An user of TableBase wanted to find reports that ranked companies in the baked goods industry in the US as well as anywhere else in the world.

Solution:

  1. Logged into RDS and selected TableBase.
  2. Entered "01/01/2003" in the "dated from" entry box and left the "to" entry box blank.
  3. Selected "Baked goods" in "Industry:" and selected "And".
  4. Selected "Ranking" in "Document Type:" and selected "And".
  5. Selected "Any" in "Geo Region:" and selected "And".
  6. Clicked on the "Search" button and retrieved more than 70 ranking reports matching the requested criteria.

Search 5:

A user of TableBase wanted help formulating a search strategy to retrieve survey reports on consumer behavior in supermarkets from 2002 to the present, with a focus on the toy industry.

Solution:

  1. Logged into RDS and selected TableBase.
  2. Entered "01/01/2002" in the "dated from" entry box and left the "to" entry box blank.
  3. Selected "Consumer behavior" for "Marketing Term:" and selected "And".
  4. Selected "Toys & games" in "Industry:" and selected "And".
  5. Selected "Survey" in "Document Type:" and selected "And".
  6. Checked the "U.S.A." box in "Geo Region" and selected "And".
  7. Clicked on the "Search" button and retrieved more than 10 survey articles matching the user's request.
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