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Welcome to Database of the Week.  This feature from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics is intended to give you a brief introduction to a database that you may not know.  These weekly snapshots will have only basic information about our most relevant and beneficial online resources, and hopefully tempt you to explore.  Feedback is always welcome.  If you have a suggestion for a database or research topic that should be covered, please let us know.

This Week’s Featured Database:  Business Source Premier, from EBSCO.

Find it: www.lib.purdue.edu/parrish, Under the column headed Collections, click on List of Business Databases.

Description/focus:  Business Source Premier provides articles and reports.

Try this: Business Source Premier opens at the basic search,  which is a good place to start exploring your topic.  If you choose advanced search, you can pre-select options such as full text, publication type, or date.  If you go with the basic search You’ll still be able to use these filters when your initial results are displayed see the browsable indexes, such as author names and publication types.  Note the top bar with the tab for Company Profiles.  These are MarketLine Reports, searchable by name, industry, or keyword Click here to see the basics of searching Business Source Premier.

Why you should know this database:  Because of its broad range of content and ease of use, Business Source Premier is one of our most highly recommended databases.  It includes journals, trade magazines, newspapers, and more. 

Why students should know this database:  Whether students need to find scholarly articles, market research reports, or company information, Business Source Premier can guide them by offering suggestions to narrow down a broad search.

Tags: articles, companies, EBSCO, full text, news, trade journals

Cost: Business Source Premier is an Inspire database provided by Indiana, with enhanced features paid by the Libraries.  For more information contact mdugan@purdue.edu.

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