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Finding Information

The RDS Business Suite is comprised of two main search interfaces — Basic Search and Advanced Search.

The Basic Search interface uses words and phrases and allows for the use of Boolean logic to perform a more targeted search.

The Advanced Search interface uses words and phrases in conjunction with index terms presented in scrolling list-boxes. The terms identified in these index list-boxes are comprised of a specialized controlled vocabulary; and although it is not necessary to use the additional index terms, the application of these terms will typically provide more focused search results. Select and use whichever fields are appropriate to structure any given search.

Sample Searches

Business & Industry
Business and Management Practices
TableBase

Business & Industry Sample Searches

Business & Industry is a multi-industry business database with a strong global focus on company, product and industry information.

Search 1: Find the U.S. market share for M&M’s, and it has to be in a table.

  • Click on Advanced Search
  • Select Business & Industry as your database
  • In the Words/Phrases field, type in: M&M (automatic stemming will check for plurals and other word variations)
  • Choose Market Share as the Concept Term
  • Select Candy as the Industry
  • Check the Must Contain a Table box
  • Check the USA box next to the Geo Region field
  • Click on the Search button to execute your search

Search 2: Find product development information for hybrid vehicles to be developed in the European Union.

  • Click on Advanced Search
  • Select Business & Industry as your database
  • In the Words/Phrases field, type in hybrid vehicles
  • Choose Product Development as the Concept Term
  • Select European Union as the Geo Region
  • Click on the Search button to execute your search

Search 3: Find tabular data depicting the exportation of oil from the Middle East by the oil and gas industry giant BP.

  • Click on Advanced Search
  • Select Business & Industry as your database
  • In the Words/Phrases field, type in BP
  • Choose Exports as the Concept Term
  • Select Oil & Gas as the Industry
  • Check the Must Contain a Table box
  • Select the Middle East as the Geo Region
  • Click on the Search button to execute your search
Search 4: Find information about how the publishing industry has budgeted for internet advertising.
  • Click on Advanced Search
  • Select Business & Industry as your database
  • In the Words/Phrases field, type in internet advertising
  • Choose Ad Budget as the Concept Term
  • Click on the Search button to execute your search

Business and Management Practices Sample Searches

Business and Management Practices focuses on the processes, methods and strategies of managing a business. The practical management resource that delivers real-world know-how about business planning, decision-making and management issues.

Search 1:
Find articles about the practice of telecommuting in the information industry in the USA.

  • Click on Advanced Search
  • Select Business and Management Practices as your database
  • In the Words/Phrases field, type in telecommuting
  • Choose Information Industry as the Industry
  • Check the USA box next to the Geo Region field
  • Click on the Search button to execute your searc

Search 2: Find reports about accidents impacting the trucking industry.

  • Click on Advanced Search
  • Select Business and Management Practices as your database
  • Leave the Words/Phrases field blank
  • Choose Accidents as the Concept Term
  • Select Trucking as the Industry
  • Choose Report as your Document Type
  • Click on the Search button to execute your search
Search 3: Find case studies about change management in the banking industry.
  • Click on Advanced Search
  • Select Business and Management Practices as your database
  • In the Words/Phrases field, type in change management
  • Choose Banking as the Industry
  • Select Case Study as the Document Type
  • Click on the Search button to execute your search

Search 4:Find information about research & development in the consumer electronics field.

  • Click on Advanced Search
  • Select Business and Management Practices as your database
  • In the Words/Phrases field, type in consumer electronics
  • Choose Research & Development as the Department
  • Click on the Search button to execute your search

TableBase Sample Searches

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

Search 1: Locate sales figures for sport utility vehicles in the U.S.

  • Click on Advanced Search
  • Select TableBase as your database
  • In the Words/Phrases field, type in sport utility vehicles
  • Choose Sales as the Concept Term
  • Select Automotive as the Industry
  • Check the USA box next to the Geo Region field
  • Click on the Search button to execute your search

Search 2: Locate tabular data that documents how consumers are spending money at restaurants.
  • Click on Advanced Search
  • Select Tablebase as your database
  • In the Words/Phrases field, type in restaurant spending
  • Choose Consumer Behavior as the Marketing Term
  • Click on the Search button to execute your search

Search 3: Find tabular data depicting the exportation of oil from the Middle East by the oil and gas industry giant BP.
  • Click on Advanced Search
  • Select TableBase as your database
  • In the Words/Phrases field, type in BP
  • Choose Exports as the Concept Term
  • Select Oil & Gas as the Industry
  • Select the Middle East as the Geo Region
  • Click on the Search button to execute your search

Search 4: Find data that describes trends in soy production in the USA by the agriculture industry.
  • Click on Advanced Search
  • Select TableBase as your database
  • In the Words/Phrases field, type in soybean
  • Choose Agriculture as the Industry
  • Check the USA box next to the Geo Region field
  • Click on the Search button to execute your search