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    Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
    AccessScience   - about
    This encyclopedia includes over 7100 articles in 81 major areas of science and technology.
    Dictionary of Information Security
    Robert Slade. Syngress Publishing, c2006
    Dictionary of Information Technology
    S.M.H. Collin. London : Peter Collin, 2002
    Encyclopedia of E-collaboration
    Ned Kock, editor. Information Science Reference, c2007.
    Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, E-Government and Mobile Commerce    - about
    Provides a basic overview of important aspects of electronic and mobile commerce, and use of the Internet in Public Administration.
    Encyclopedia of Human Computer Interaction    - about
    Provides coverage of everything related to the field of Human Computer Interactions (HCI).
    Encyclopedia of Information Ethics and Security
    Marian Quigley [editor]. Information Science Reference, c2008
    Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology
    Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, editor. Idea Group Reference, c2005
    Encyclopedia of Multimedia Technology and Networking    - about
    Provides general descriptions of major concepts, data, and facts related to multimedia communications.

    Industry Research
    Datamonitor 360
    see MarketLine Advantage
    Frost & Sullivan    - about -   help
    Full-text industry-specific database of market information and analysis, international in scope. It tracks, among others, the following industries: Healthcare, Telecom, IT, Transportation, Electronics, and Semiconductors.
    Gartner   -
    Available only to Kelley students, faculty and staff. To gain access to the Gartner site, those requesting access need to send an email request with their first and last name and ( email address to:
    Gartner provides market research reports of the Information Technology (IT) industry and in depth analysis on IT issues. Reports contain research findings and advice on technology markets, topics, and companies.
    Investext Plus
    Now found under the "Research" component of Thomson One. Click on "Research" under the Company Views menu on the left. This resource is only available using Internet Explorer.
    MarketLine Advantage   - about
    (Previously Datamonitor)  MarketLine offers a collection of company, industry, financial, product and country information, research and data extending over all major marketplaces and industries. Academic   - about -   help
    Detailed market research reports from leading sources.
    Mintel Reports   - about
    Consumer market studies by Mintel analysts. Covers food, beverage, apparel, beauty and personal, retail, travel and more. Each study provides a synthesis of both primary and secondary data and analysis. International in scope but strong in European countries and the U.S.
    Passport GMID: Global Market Information Database   - about
    Locate demographic, economic and marketing statistics for 205 countries, as well as detailed income, expenditure and lifestyle statistics. Access 4500 consumer lifestyle reports.
    RDS Business Reference Suite   - about -   help
    Subjects covered include: market share, company and brand rankings, industry and product forecasts, production and consumption statistics, imports and exports, usage and capacity, number of users and outlets, trends and demographics. Most of this information is in the database "Tablebase" so be sure to put a check in that box.
    S&P Netadvantage   - about help
    Click on the "Industries" tab, top of page, use the drop down box under "Industry Surveys".  Qualitative and quantitative in-depth S&P research and analysis covering 55 industries.

    Manuals - Online and Print
    Books 24 x 7   - about
    Full-text database containing electronic versions of 2000+ IT professional and technical books from 80+ publishers. Subjects include information technology, computer systems, computer programs, computer hardware, operating systems, and networks.
    IUCAT    - about
    The Indiana University Libraries online catalog.

    News and Journals
    ABI/Inform    - about help
    A journal index of more than 2,890 publications, with more than 1,920 available in full text. It offers the latest business and financial information, management techniques, business trends, management practice and theory, corporate strategy and tactics, and the competition environment.
    ACM Digital Library    - about
    Access to full-text articles from ACM periodicals and conference proceedings, plus the ACM Guide to Computing Literature, a bibliographic database to computing literature worldwide.
    Business Source Premier    - about  help
    A journal index that contains full text for more than 2,300 journals; searchable cited references dating back to 1998; Market Research Reports; Industry Reports; Country Reports; Company Profiles; and SWOT analyses.
    Emerald Management Xtra Plus     - about
    Electronic access to more than 100 journals published by Emerald
    Factiva    - about help
    More than 25,000 sources including the The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and the Dow Jones and Reuters newswires.
    IEEE Computer Society Digital Library    - about
    Full-text access to periodicals and proceedings from the IEEE Computer Society.
    LexisNexis Academic    - abouthelp
    Formats found in LexisNexis are: international and domestic newspapers (over 350), magazines and trade journals, broadcast transcripts (NPR, ABC News, CBS News, and CNN), company financial information, industry and market news.
    RDS Business Reference Suite   - abouthelp
    Three databases make up the Suite: Business & Industry, Business & Management Practices, and TableBase; the Business Suite includes periodical articles on marketing and management topics, trade and business news, plus company facts and figures.
    ScienceDirect    - about
    Electronic access to journals, books and encyclopedias published by Elsevier Science and Academic Press.

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    last updated: 8/6/2012