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Click on the images in the posts to the left to watch helpful videos about business research tips, tools, and techniques.

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I've assembled quite a few videos for some of the more popular (and occasionally difficult-to-use) databases. Click on the links below to find all videos on a specific resource.

Bizminer

Mediamark(MRI)

Mergent Online

Passport Gmid

Research Insight

S&P NetAdvantage

SimplyMap

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Business Research Videos

Need to know a how to use a specific database or how to find a particular piece of information? These videos show you how to use databases, find information, and become a more efficent researcher. The newest videos appear at the top of the page.


How to find research articles on using social media to increase sales, revenues, or customer engagement

How to find research on using social media to increase sales, revenues, or customer engagement

This video demonstrates how to use the advanced search features of Business Source Complete to find scholarly research articles on how companies can use social media to increase their sales, revenues, or customer engagement. Business Source Complete is a very … Continued

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How to compare company financial ratios in Research Insight (Compustat)

How to compare company financial ratios in Research Insight (Compustat)

This video demonstrates how to compare over 30 financial ratios for up to 6 companies using Standard & Poor’s Research Insight (also called Compustat). The video demonstrates how to find ratios and information pertaining to the companies’ profitability, liquidity, activity, … Continued

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How to find industry ratios and averages using Mergent Online

How to find industry ratios and averages using Mergent Online

This video demonstrates how to find industry ratios and industry averages among company peers or competitors using Mergent Online.

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How to find industry trends and analysis for the Wired Telecommunications Industry

How to find industry trends and analysis for the Wired Telecommunications Industry

This video demonstrates the  top picks for researching the wired telecommunications industry in the U.S.  Resources demonstrated include Plunkett Research Online, First Research, IbisWorld, Passport GMID, S&P NetAdvantage, Mergent Online, and Business Source Complete.  The resources mentioned in this video … Continued

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How to find restaurant consumer demographic information in Mediamark Reporter

How to find restaurant consumer demographic information in Mediamark Reporter

This video demonstrates how to find some great demographic information for restaurant consumers in Mediamark Reporter.

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How to find competitive market analysis and industry ratios for the restaurant market in Bizminer

How to find competitive market analysis and industry ratios for the restaurant market

This video demonstrates how to find industry financial ratios for the restaurant industry, as well how to use Bizminer to analyze the local competitive market.

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How to find a list of restuarant competitors in a particular location in LexisNexis

How to find a list of restuarant competitors in a particular location in LexisNexis

If you are thinking of opening a restaurant, you will want to get a list of potential competitors in your area. This video shows you how in LexisNexis.

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How to find restaurant market research reports and data in Passport GMID

How to find restaurant market research reports and data in Passport GMID

This video shows how to find market research reports for the restaurant and consumer food service markets in Passport GMID.

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How to find local restaurant market information in SimplyMap

How to find local restaurant market information in SimplyMap

If you are looking to open a new restaurant, you can never have too much information about your local market. This video demonstrates how to find local restaurant market information such as dining frequency, business counts, consumer expenditure, food retail … Continued

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A quick overview of Alden’s new home page

A quick overview of Alden’s new home page

Alden Library just launched a new website and you may be wondering “where’s InfoTree?”, “what’s this Articles Plus thing,” or “where can I find books or a specific journal title?”. This video highlights the powerful new search options that allow … Continued

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How I make instructional videos for the Business Blog

How I make instructional videos for the Business Blog

I often get questions about how I make the videos on this site, so I put together a short instructional video on the process. This video shows the basics of making library instructional (or other educational) videos and screencasts. The … Continued

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How to find consumer finance, consumer spending, and debt information in Passport GMID

How to find consumer finance, consumer spending, and debt information in Passport GMID

Live from the American Library Association 2012 Annual Conference, this video demonstrates how to find consumer debt, consumer finance, and credit information in Passport GMID.

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How to download economic, equity, and financial information with Datastream

Datastream, an advanced economic and finance tool

If you are looking for historical equity pricing, economic series information (GDP, CPI, employment, etc), or other historical financial information, Datastream can be a great tool to use. This video shows you the basics of finding and downloading data in … Continued

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How to an research an industry’s supply chain, suppliers, and buyers in Passport GMID

How to an research an industry’s supply chain, suppliers, and buyers in Passport GMID

If you are researching the supply chain of an industry, including suppliers and buyers, you will definitely want to check out the Industrial Reports in Passport GMID. This video shows you how.

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How to analyze home improvement retail companies with Mergent Online

How to analyze home improvement retail companies with Mergent Online

When comparing companies in the same industry, you’ll want to look at financial comparisons, equity (stock ) reports, and more. This video shows you how to find the essential information for the home improvement industry in Mergent Online.

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