Find Articles in ABI/INFORM
This video will provide instruction on how to improve your search in ABI/INFORM
This video will show you how to use the Business Database: ABI/INFORM.
You’ll find academic journal articles, market and industry information, economic data, country reports, business cases and more that you can’t find in a regular Google search. Don’t forget to login from off-campus via the library website before you start your search.
Step #1: Select your Keywords
Start your search with two or three keywords. For example, if your assignment wanted you to investigate energy drink sponsorship in basketball we could use Energy Drinks Sponsorships and Basketball as our keywords. Click Search.
Step #2:Refine Your Search
Sometimes you might get too many results. Refine your results to choose the best information. To refine: use the "Narrow results by" feature on the left side. There are 4 key ways to narrow your results:
- Source Type. Use this feature to find specific types of sources. For example, you might choose Scholarly Journals, Newspapers, Magazines or Trade Journals. Click more options to view all options.
- Publication Date. Narrow by date to find results published during a specific date range. Drag the Publication date bar or enter a specific date range.
- Subject Terms. We can also narrow my subject. Click More options to view the different subjects of your results. You can choose to include and exclude topics from your results list.
- Modify Your Search. You might want to change your keywords or add more keywords to be more specific. Click modify search. For example, we might want to add health to our search to make sure our results include this aspect of the topic.
Step #3: Review your results
Review to decide if the search results are relevant to your assignment. Click the preview link available on each record to view the details. Take some time to read the abstract. This is a short statement that describes the source. This will help you know if the source is going to be useful before you read the whole thing. Expert Tip: Review the Subject Keywords. If you've found a great source, knowing what keywords that source uses can help you adjust your own search strategy to find better results. Found a source that's right for your assignment? Access the full-text by clicking on Full-text -- PDF or clicking Get it! Guelph. Don't forget to save, print, or email the source. Expert Tip: Get the quick citation. Click on cite and copy and paste this information to your own document so you can easily cite your sources.
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