Business Searching Interface – Tutorial

Business Searching Interface – Tutorial


Welcome to EBSCO’s tutorial about searching
and browsing the Business Searching Interface
(BSI). This specialized business interface includes an array of features to provide users
with a high level of control over the development
of their search strategies. It also features easy access to search options such as Company
Information and Industry Profiles, all from the
Basic Search Screen. The Business Searching Interface supports the
Business Source database product line. The
specific database(s) being searched with the interface are represented above the Find field on
the Basic and Advanced Search screens as well
as the Result List screen. Click on the Basic Search link at any time to return to this screen.

We will start our search by entering a company
name and then selecting Company from the
drop-down menu before clicking Search. Your search begins with available matches in
the Company Name index. Check the box in
front of the desired company name in the list, and click the Search button to find articles
indexed under the selected company name. Or,
add more search terms to the Find field before clicking Search.

From the Result List you can save articles to a
folder by clicking on the folder icon to the right of
the title. To store the article in a personalized folder, click the Sign In link in the top toolbar to
create or access your personal My EBSCOhost
account. For additional Help using My EBSCOhost folders, click on Help in the upper-
right corner.
In addition to searching, the Basic Search
screen also features Browse links to view
alphabetical lists of Company or Industry Profiles, and Country or Market Research
Reports. Next we will explore the Company
Profiles Enter a company name in the Browse for field
and click Browse. A result list of available
Company Profiles is displayed. Click on the MarketLine Report link to view the Company
Profile for a company in the result list.
The Company Profile is displayed in the PDF
Full Text Viewer. From the table of contents on
the left, you can select a specific section of the report to read. You can print, email, or add the
Company Profile using the tools in the right
column. The Company Profile can be saved by clicking the Save icon in the Adobe Reader
toolbar.
You can also use the Business Searching
Interface to search for certain types of
documents, such as SWOT Analyses. In this example we will use the Business Source
Corporate edition to search for a SWOT
Analysis for Sony Corp., outlining the company’s strengths, weaknesses,
opportunities and threats. From the Advanced
Search screen, enter Sony corp in the Find field and select CO Company Entity from the drop-
down menu. Apply the Full Text limiter and click
Search. A result list is displayed. Under Source Types
on the left side, click Show More and then
check the SWOT Analyses source type. Click Update to view a result list limited to SWOT
Analyses.
Click on the PDF Full Text in the result list to
read the SWOT Analysis.
At any time, click on the Help link to view the
complete online help system.

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