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New Business Source Premier
Replaces ABI/Inform,
Offers Much More Material

Knowing a good business decision when they see it, the Libraries have traded up. So Libraries users now have access to Business Source Premier and, as of August 31st, will no longer have access to the ABI/Inform package of journals.

Business Source Premier covers most business and management topics including accounting, banking, economics, finance, international trade, marketing, and public administration. It contains the full-text (or abstracts) of articles from thousands of scholarly and professional publications, academic journals, and trade magazines. This database also includes profiles of the world's 10,000 largest companies, reports for over two thousand industry sectors, and hundreds of country risk and economic reports.

Business Source Premier provides extensive full-text or full-image content from over 8,000 sources, including journals, magazines, company profiles, industry reports, and country economic reports. Business Source Premier allows keyword and Boolean searching of many fields including company name, ticker symbol, product name, geographic location, and NAICS industry code.

Business Source Premier offers twice as many scholarly journals indexed and abstracted, and in full text, than did ABI/Inform. The new electronic resource also includes deeper back issue coverage of 200 titles, more non-journal content such as country reports and company profiles, a more extensive thesaurus, and more international sources.

By securing Business Source Premier the Libraries also acquired free access to Regional Business News, a notable companion database. Regional Business News provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications, incorporating 75 business news magazines, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. Publications of local interest include Crain's New York Business and NJBiz.

With the Libraries new LinkSource service, users can now link directly to full text articles in other packages of journals available at the Rutgers University Libraries.

Users can access Business Source Premier and Regional Business News from the front page of the Libraries website, either through IRIS or by following the path Find Articles / Indexes and Databases / Business.

Posted August 17, 2004