ABI/INFORM ® “…an unmatched resource for business research today… ABI/INFORM The Gold Standard” Update 1H2008 …“an unmatched resource for business research today… The Gold Standard” Agenda ABI/INFORM • • • • • Overview - the business research gold standard ProQuest Indexing - better indexing means better results Research - world class content, excellence in journal quality Non-Periodicals - valuable cutting-edge business content Search Features - results that find you Overview ABI/INFORM is about business research… ABI/INFORM Complete is the most comprehensive business database on the market today It includes in-depth coverage for almost 4,000 publications with nearly 3,000 available in full-text It offers the latest business and financial information for researchers at all levels Overview Customers agree… ABI/INFORM sets the standard for: • Superior content • Quality results • Ease-of-use Overview ABI/INFORM serves the world’s top business schools and universities Financial Times MBA 2008 The top 100 full-time global MBA programs 1. 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Agenda ABI/INFORM • • • • • Overview - the business research gold standard ProQuest Indexing - better indexing means better results Research - world class content, excellence in journal quality Non-Periodicals - valuable cutting-edge business content Search Features - results that find you Non-Periodical Content ABI/INFORM Complete Total Business Cases 5,950 ProQuest Business Dissertations 21,093 EIU ViewsWire (Country Reports) 193,664 Going Global Career Guides 850 Annual Reports 7,290 SSRN ( Social Science Research Network) working papers 15,306 Author Profiles (Scholar Universe) 125,000 Market Research Articles Now Indexed July 2008! 22,032 SWOT Analysis indexed 1,337 Chairman and CEO Profiles indexed 1,091 Total : 393,613 SSRN Working Papers Social Sciences Research Network: “Tomorrow’s Research Today” Over 15,000 Working Papers Growing by 8,000 to 12,000 Annually Cutting edge research and thought Worldwide university participation ProQuest is the only library vendor offering SSRN Working Papers Dissertations Full-Text Dissertations and Case Studies Over 21,000 – and growing • The central source for doctoral dissertations and master’s theses • From over 1,000 colleges and universities worldwide from 1962 forward • Click the "Dissertations" Tab on the ProQuest results page for easy access to this content • Almost 2,000 full-text dissertations were added in 2007 and 1500+ so far for 2008 EIU ViewsWire Reports ProQuest is the preferred provider of EIU ViewsWire • Nearly 195,000 reports - 12,000+ as recent as 2008 with business intelligence on 195 countries • Analytical briefings o Country Alerts - briefings on world-wide key market developments o Country Views - assessments and forecasts of changing market conditions and the implications for business o Country Background - facts and figures on the local market and regulatory environment EIU Viewswire Reports Global Analysis of: • Business regulations • Corporate strategies • Economic developments • Financial markets • Foreign investments • Industrial trends • Labor conditions • Political changes • Trade policies • And more! 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Summary More content Superior indexing Investment in improvements 58% of content is peer-reviewed Content growth continues Content is global Thank You. Any Questions?