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Using Magazines and Trade Journals
- These can be excellent sources to learn about economy-wide and industry-specific issues, trends, and statistics.
- They may prove useful in selecting, refining or deepening your understanding of a topic.
Hints for Searching Databases
- Use specialized resources from Gelman, not just Google.
- Make sure to use Subject Headings when searching.
- You can find lists of Subject Headings in the Thesaurus of the database.
- You'll find that using the terms set out by the database will refine your results list.
- Another hint would be to start a page or research log detailing your steps. You'll often find that one good search term will be successful across multiple databases.
Using News Sources
- News sources are great for searching existing companies and products.
- These are best used when you know what you're looking for.