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Friday, August 26, 2005

Databases on Trial - NTIS and Premium Knovel content

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The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) database from the U.S. Department of Commerce is the premier source for accessing unclassified reports from influential U.S. and international government agencies. The database contains access to over two million critical citations from government departments such as NASA, the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Defense. More information is available from NTIS Information

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or go to Engineering databases - scroll down, click on NTIS

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Monday, August 22, 2005

Business&Industry Database

Business & Industry is a broad-based business information database that focuses on facts, figures, events and market information about companies, industries, products and markets. It covers all industries and is international in scope. B&I draws content from over 1000 trade and industry publications, regional, national and international newspapers, business dailies and newsletters. One can limit by a particular industry to find articles relevent to the industry selected.

For example, using 'Drug Delivery' as a keyword and limiting to 'Medical Devices & Diagonostics' as Industry type, articles such as 'Kaleida Implements New Medication Delivery System' are retreived.

To access, Business & Industry database, click on Business & industry information or click on Business Databases
and then click on 'Business & Industry'