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ABI INFORM: How to Search It

A guide to searching, viewing, printing and saving content provided by Proquest's ABI INFORM database, one of the library's premier business resources.

Showing and selecting results

  • The brief result List automatically appears after the search is completed.  To get all the information on a particular item, click on the title.  You can return to the results list by clicking on the “Back to Results” link near the top of the page.
  • The full text of the article is available on ABI/Inform if there is a link to full text, text and graphics, or page image (pdf).  To open pdf documents, you will need to have the Adobe Acrobat software installed on your computer.
  • ABI/Inform automatically generates a list of topics similar to the ones already searched. Use the links in the  Related searches box located at the top of a results page to refine the results list.
  • Use the checkbox to select items. Selected references can be saved to your Refworks account.

Exporting your results to RefWorks

ABI/Inform is one of many library databases that enables you to directly export your search results to RefWorks. Before you can export your results you will need to create your own RefWorks account. See the RefWorks Libguide for instructions.

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