Biz Information at the British Library

by Gillian Pritchett on April 23, 2008

With impartial information experts on hand to guide you, here is just a taste of some of the information available.

Online business information databases
Some 30 high-value subscription databases (which we make available for free) giving up-to-the minute company, business and industry information and financial news, such as Amadeus, Economist Intelligence Unit Viewswire, Euromonitor, Factiva, Fame, Financial Times, OneSource and the Complete Business Reference Adviser (COBRA).

Online intellectual property databases
Searchable databases listing patents, trade marks and registered designs, such as Derwent Innovations Index, Esp@cenet and Optics.

Market research reports
Hundreds of market research reports in hard copy and/or electronic format, such as Mintel, Datamonitor and Frost & Sullivan.

Journals
For company news, competitor information and industry trends.

Directories
UK and overseas directories giving company information on suppliers.

Industry Guides
Consult over 30 guides, compiled by the library’s information specialists, detailing printed and internet sources. Use them to find sources of market and company information on your chosen industry sector.

If you cannot get to the Library, consider using their Research Service where you can pay one of their experts to search for you or you can use British Library Direct to search and order from a database of over 9 million articles.

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