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Posted: Jul 20, 2010

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Trade publications, business magazines, newspapers, and news wires are excellent sources for information on new technologies. For example, you can do a key word search for the word biotechnology and the phrase "new technology" or "new technologies." The library has a number of databases which should be useful. For tips on search techniques such as phrase searching in databases, see Trade Publications & Newspapers at Folsom Library. Use the following online sources to search for information:

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ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry rpi only - Provides US and international information on advertising, economics, human resources, finance, marketing, computers, companies, and more. Coverage from 1971 on. Includes full text

ABI/INFORM Global rpi only - Search more than 750 business periodicals and newsletters with a trade or industry focus. Provides users with the latest industry news, product and competitive information, marketing trends, and a wide variety of other topics. Contains publications on every major industry, including finance, insurance, transportation, construction, and many more. Coverage from 1971 on. Includes full text.

ACM Digital Library (Association for Computing Machinery) rpi only - Over 31,000 full-text articles published in ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) periodicals, 1985 to present, and ACM and ACM SIG proceedings, 1991 to present. Indexing and TOCs from 1985. ACM SIG newsletters will be added when available. Includes full text.

Business & Company Resource Center rpi only - Provides business and industry content for periodical and news articles; press releases; domestic and international companies; industry associations; corporate hierarchies, chronologies, and histories; brand and product listings by company; industry and company rankings; investment reports; financial overviews for companies; and human resources' civil claims filed against companies. Includes full text.

Business Source Premier rpi only - Provides full text for over 2,710 scholarly business journals covering management, economics, finance, accounting, international business and much more. This database is updated on a daily basis. Includes full text.

LexisNexis Academic rpi only - Provides access to a wide range of news, business, legal, medical and reference information. Coverage dates back more than 20 years for many areas. Includes full text. Directions: Click on Business.

ProQuest Health Management rpi only- Find complete, full-text information from leading publications covering all aspects of health administration, including public health and safety, hospitals, finance, personnel management, insurance, population studies, labor relations and law.

Research Library rpi only - Coverage of a broad range of subjects including arts, business, children, education, general interest, health, humanities, international, law, military, multicultural, psychology, sciences, social sciences, and women's interests..Coverage from 1971 on. Includes full text


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The Albany Business Review - Includes coverage back to 1976; Produced by Bizjournals, the nation's largest publisher of metropolitan business newspapers.

ABI/INFORM Dateline rpi only - Search a unique resource focusing on hard-to-find local and regional business news coverage of large corporations, privately held companies, local start-ups, executive profiles, marketing, finance, and industry news. Provides access to business information not typically found in national news sources. Contains news and analysis, information on local markets, and more gathered from major business tabloids, magazines, daily newspapers, wire services, and city, state, and regional business publications. Coverage from 1985 on.

Barron's rpi only - A weekly publication for investors. Provides in-depth articles examining companies and industries to spotlight possible investment opportunities.

Business & Company Resource Center rpi only - Provides business and industry content for periodical and news articles; press releases; domestic and international companies; industry associations; corporate hierarchies, chronologies, and histories; brand and product listings by company; industry and company rankings; investment reports; financial overviews for companies; and human resources' civil claims filed against companies. Includes full text.

Crayon - Links to U.S. and foreign newspapers. Some sites include search engine. Content can be free of fee depending on newspaper.

Chicago Tribune rpi only - Provides reporting and analysis of regional, national, and international news.

LexisNexis Academic rpi only - A full text news wire database that incorporates business wires from all over the world, including regional news. This database is updated on a daily basis. Includes full text.

Los Angeles Times rpi only - Major daily newspaper from Los Angeles. With the nation's largest editorial department, it offers extensive coverage of national, international, and local news.

National Newspapers (ProQuest) rpi only -Includes coverage of 27 newspapers including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, plus other important U.S., international and minority interest papers.

New York Times rpi only - Abstracts and full-text of articles available from last 90 days. Full images of charts, tables and other types of illustrations are not included. Full text: last 90 days; abstracts: 1994 on.

NewspaperSource (EBSCOhost) rpi only - Provides full text for 245 regional US newspapers, eighteen international newspapers, six news wires, and nine newspaper columns, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Los Angeles Times for a total of 194 full text newspapers and other sources. Includes full text.

Regional Business News (EBSCOhost) rpi only - Provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.

Wall Street Journal rpi only - Abstracts and full-text of articles from 1995 on. Full images of charts, tables and other types of illustrations are not included. Coverage is 1995 on. Includes full text.



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