Some commercial market research reports are included in library databases. Because these reports are expensive, the Library does not purchase individual reports.
Resources for pre-packaged reports for companies discussing market size, share, financial position and key competitors.
Library databases and resources that provide demographic, psychographic and behavioral data.
Resources for industry trends, concerns, major players, statistics.
Research assistance is available in-person and on the phone at the Research Help Desk on the 1st floor of the Library Addition.
phrases - same words in same order
“your phrase in double quotations”
compound words - when you’re not certain if one word or two
(“health care” OR healthcare)
wildcard - placeholder for any unknown term (word or number)
"evidence based" ** practice
number range - results contain numbers in the range
1990..1999 AND ("native american" OR "american indian") AND poverty
terms in the document title
No spaces between the limit and search terms. Use a minus sign to remove a site (ex: -site:.com).
define:hipster limits results to pages with definitions
filetype:pdf AND ebola limits pages with specified file type (pdf, doc, xls, ppt, rtf, dwf, ps, kml, kmz, swf)
site:cdc.gov AND ebola limits results to pages from the domain
info:cdc.gov results included cached version of page, pages that link to site, similar pages
link:cdc.gov pages that link to the page
related:cdc.gov pages that are similar
News & News Archive
Google search box > yourterms > News for current computer generated headlines
Google search box > yourterms > News > Search tools > Recent > Custom range for articles from 2003
Google search box > yourterms > News > Search tools > Archives for articles prior to 2003
Go to news.google.com for top headlines in 11 categories and 70+ regional editions
Go to news.google.com > down arrow for Advanced news search for more search options
Google search box > yourterms AND blog
Google search box > yourterms > News > Search tools > All news > Blogs
Google search box > Images > Search tools for size, color type, time, usage rights
Go to images.google.com > Settings > Advanced search for size, color type, time, usage rights
Go to images.google.com > Camera icon > Search by image by url or uploading an image, a good way to check for appropriate use
Go to books.google.com to search full text of books--free, borrow, buy.