Monday, October 29, 2012

Start Your Research Tutorial

Made a tutorial about Start Your Research - that's the central blank on the main library page that allows you to search a lot of different sources at once.

Tutorial covers keyword search ideas, limiting to a specific kind of source (like journal articles) and advanced search features like image search.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Tutorial: Best Introductions to Foreign Countries

We've written earlier about the best way to get high level economic introductions to countries. 

Let's say you need to quickly get a read on Argentina's recent economic history, look at its exports, and see which laws govern international trade.

You'd use CountryWatch, EIU, Doing Business In, or EUROPA for that.

Now we have a tutorial:

Monday, October 15, 2012

Beer, Wine and Alcohol Industry

This is the one of the biggest industries in the world. Here's how to do research (actually, the process works for many other subjects.)

Industry Trends (market size, shares, leading companies, analysis and more):

Marketline Advantage

Marketline Advantage Beer Industry Radar Chart Example:

Market Sizes and Shares:

Simply Map is a great place to get local (anywhere in US) wine and alcohol consumption patterns and compare them with national averages.


Watch the Simply Map tutorial video to find out how.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Updated MRI + Tutorial

MRI + is a neat database where you look up consumer profiles for a variety of Brands, products and services. If you need to know what kind of person leases a Honda Accord, goes camping, buys a PlayStation or vacations in Texas, this database will give you a composite national consumer profile.