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ABI INFORM: How to Search It on the Web   Tags: business, companies, industries, international business, management, marketing, naics, sic, trade news  

A guide to searching, viewing, printing and saving content provided by Proquest's ABI INFORM database, one of the library's premier business resources.
Last Updated: Jan 26, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Computers
  • Economics
  • Communications
  • Finance
  • Health Care
  • Human Resources
  • Insurance
  • International Trends
  • Law
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Public Administration
  • Real Estate
  • Taxation
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation


  • Scholarly Journals
  • Trade Journals
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Reports
  • Dissertations & Theses
  • Books
  • Conference Papers & Proceedings
  • Wire Feeds


ABI INFORM Complete consists of over 40 million business-related documents. All of the content is indexed and 90% of the documents contain full text. Tools for searching, emailing, printing and citing documents are provided.

ABI INFORM Complete consists of the following ABI/INFORM components:

ABI INFORM Global - covers 3,000 business publications which include journals and other sources from highly regarded publishers of business information. 

ABI INFORM Trade & Industry - includes in-depth coverage of companies, products, executives, trends, and other topics published in more than 2,000 sources, with nearly 1,900 in full-text. These sources cover the major industries including telecommunications, computing, transportation, construction, petrochemicals, and others.

ABI INFORM Dateline - covers leading sources of local and regional business news, including the weeklies published by American City Business Journals (e.g., Boston Business Journal, Dallas Business Journal, and the San Francisco Business Times ) and the Crain's publications (Crain's New York Business and Crain's Chicago Business, for example).  Because of its focus on local and regional news, Business Dateline is an excellent source of information on important business stories before they reach the attention of the national press especially about thousands of small companies and start-ups as well as local offices and regional operations of major corporations. The database also offers in-depth profiles of entrepreneurs, city business leaders, CEOs, and other executives.  1985-to date.

Each of the three components, ABI INFORM Global, ABI INFORM Trade & Industry, and ABI INFORM Dateline may also be searched separately.

Accessing ABI INFORM on the Web

You must be connected to Stetson's Network in order to access ABI INFORM or any of the Library's subscription databases. If you are not working from a campus-connected computer, please see Instructions for Library Access from Off Campus.

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