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Search Tips: Trade Publications & Newspapers

Posted: Aug 21, 2015

Look for the SFX Button.

  • A database may not include the full text for an article it cites.
  • If this happens, look for the SFX button.
  • It will usually direct you to another electronic resource containing the full text of the article.
  • Read more about the SFX button.

Directions to journals-articles databases .

  • Go to library home page at http://library.rpi.edu.
  • Click on articles-journals tab at top of web page.
  • Find your database in Articles Database alphabetical list.


  • F = Database includes full text articles.
  • T = Trade publications are included in database.
  • N = Newspapers or news wires.
  • ABI/INFORM Global (ProQuest) FT
  • Business and Company Resource Center (Gale) FT
  • Business Source Premier (EbscoHost) FT
  • LexisNexis Academic (Business News Articles) FTN
  • New York Times (ProQuest) FN
  • Newspaper Source (EbscoHost) FN
  • ProQuest Newspapers FN
  • Wall Street Journal (ProQuest) FN


Search strategy examples:

  • Phrase - "internet industry"
  • Truncation - operat* finds articles containing operations, operational, etc
  • Wild Card - wom?n finds articles containing woman, or women

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