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ProQuest One Business

Introduction

On this page you find more detailed information on the unique search features of ProQuest One Business.
These are organized in use cases and sorted by type of information. So first come the different use cases regarding how to find company information (e.g. via Company Topic Pages or Company Reports or via a search across all types of content) and then the different ways to find industry and country information. Last but not least, you find a section on how to use the autosuggestion feature which provides shortcuts to many of the special content and search options in ProQuest One Business.

For a complete guide to the ProQuest Platform's general search and display features please go to the ProQuest Platform LibGuide.

How to find Company Topic Pages

Please note that we have a dedicated Powerpoint on Company Topic Pages available here.

For several thousand companies ProQuest One Business pulls different material e.g. reports, news and list of competitors together on one single page, a so-called Company Topic Page. These offer an excellent starting point when researching a specific company (see the Content page for more details and an example).

There are many ways to get to a Company Topic Page. You can e.g. simply type the name of the company you are looking for into the search box and the autosuggestion feature may suggest you suitable Company Topic Pages (if one exists for the name you entered). This use of this function is explained in more detail in the "Autosuggestion" section further down below.

In addition, there is a dedicated Company Topic Pages section within ProQuest One Business. On this page, you may search for an individual company and/or select an industry from a dropdown menu. If you only select an industry, you will get a list of all the companies in that industry for which ProQuest One Business offers individual Company Topic Pages.

Company Topic Pages browse industry

There are two ways to get to this dedicated Company Topic Pages section:

  • On the main page you will find the Company Topic Pages tile below the search box. Clicking on the link "Browse all Company Topic Pages" inside this tile will take you to the Company Topic Pages' main page.
  • Alternatively, click on "Browse" in the navigation row at the top of the screen. This will take you to the Browse page via which you can search and browse all special content ranging from e.g. company reports to market reports. Here, click on the Company Topic Pages tab to the right.

On top of these options, you will also be able to see matching Company Topic Pages for any search that you do via a dedicated tile on the top right of the results page. If more than one Company Topic Page matches then you will also see here a link reading "Show more companies".

Company Topic Page tile on results pageii

How to find Company Reports

Please note that we have a dedicated Powerpoint on Company Reports available here.

ProQuest One Business offers more than 200,000 company reports (for more on company reports and some examples please see the respective segment on the Content page) and there are two main ways how to find them:

  • Use the dedicated Browse page for company reports: click on "Browse" in the navigation row at the top of the screen and you will be taken straight to the right tab of the Browse page. Here, you can either search for a specific company via the Company search box and/or select an industry, country or report publisher via the dropdown menus.

    Company Reports via Browse

  • Use the Advanced Search: click on "Advanced Search" in the navigation row at the top of the screen. On the Advanced Search page select "Company Reports" on the left-hand side of the screen.
    You can now use all search boxes on this page to find the reports that suit your needs.
    E.g. to search for a specific company you can make use of either the
      • Corporate Thesaurus (click on "Thesaurus" above the search box area and then select "ProQuest Corporation Thesaurus").
      • The "Corporation" search box.
      • These two options are explained in more detail here.

Alternatively, you can type the main part of the company name into the first search box and then select "Report Title - TI" from the corresponding dropdown menu.

Advanced Search: Company reports - search via title field or corporation field  

  • Note that you can also apply the "Premium report containing" options at the bottom of the screen and e.g. select the "Company SWOT" checkbox to limit your search to reports that contain a SWOT analysis.
    In addition, you could also type e.g. several company names or several products into the first search box and click "Search"  without any further selection to find reports that contain all these company names (e.g. as competitors) or products (e.g. to limit to a certain subindustry).

On top of these options, if any of your query matches company, country or industry reports then a dedicated tile named "Premium Market Reports that match your search" is displayed on the right side of the results page. If more than two reports match, then you will also see a link at the bottom of the tile reading "Show more premium market reports". A click on that leads you to all the matching reports.

How to find company information via a "Corporation" search

If you need to search for information about a company for which ProQuest One Business does not offer a Company Topic Page or a dedicated company report or if you want to find other types of material like e.g. disserations it is rather helpful to search the company "as a Corporation", meaning: to search for the company name - or a part of it - in a specific index field.
There are several ways how you can do this:

  • Whenever you type a name of a company into the search box the system will try and predict which company you are looking for and provide you with suggestions underneath the search box. Clicking on one that contains the suffix "(as Corporation)" will initiate a respective search (see the "Autosuggestion" section further down below for examples and screenshots).
  • Alternatively, go the Advanced Search by clicking on "Advanced Search" in the navigation row at the top of the screen. On the Advanced Search page you have multiple options:
    • Use of the Corporation Thesaurus: Click on "Thesaurus" above the search box area and the overlay window select "ProQuest Corporation Thesaurus". On the subsequent page search for the company you are looking for, then check the checkbox next to the appropriate name - you can also select multiple entries - and click the "Add to search" button. If you find a suitable name but without a checkbox next to it then click on that name and you will be taken to the preferred version that is used for this corporation (in most cases the version with the checkbox will be just a few entries above or below).
      After you clicked "Add to search" close the thesaurus window and you will notice that the name was added to the search box with the appropriate special syntax.

      ProQuest Corporation Thesaurus

       
    • Use the "Corporation" search box (you find it in the middle of the screen of the Advanced Search page). Here, we recommend that you first click on the "Look up Corporations" link. This opens a new overlay window that is very similar to the Thesaurus search window. Search for the company name that you are looking for. You will get a list of results with the number of matching documents next to each. Check the checkbox next to the appropriate name - you can also select multiple entries - and click the "Add to search" button. Close the overlay window. You will notice that the name was added to the "Corporation" search box with the appropriate syntax.
     

    As always, click "Search" to execute your search. On the results page you can now further optimize the results by applying facets like the Source Type facet to limit your search to e.g. scholarly journals.

How to find Industry Reports

Please note that we have a dedicated Powerpoint on Industry Reports available here.

ProQuest One Business offers tens of thousands of industry reports (for more on industry reports and some examples please see the respective segment on the Content page) and there are several ways how to find them:

  • Whenever you type an industry term like e.g. "steel" into the search box then the system will try and predict which industry you are looking for and provide you with suggestions underneath the search box. Clicking on one that contains the suffix "(Industry Reports)" will initiate a respective search (see the "Autosuggestion" section further down below for examples and screenshots).
  • Use the dedicated Browse page for industry reports: click on "Browse" in the navigation row at the top of the screen. On the subsequent page, select the "Industry Reports" tab. Here, you can either search for a specific industry via the "Industry" search box and/or select a country or report publisher via the dropdown menus.

    Browse Industry Reports

     
  • Use the Advanced Search: click on "Advanced Search" in the navigation row at the top of the screen. On the Advanced Search page select "Industry Reports" on the left-hand side of the screen.
    You can now use all search boxes on this page to find the reports that suit your needs.
    • Use the "Industry" search box (you find it in the middle of the screen of the Advanced Search page). Here, we recommend that you first click on the "Look up Industry terms" link. This opens a new overlay window. Search for the industry that you are looking for. You will get a list of results with the number of matching documents next to each. Check the checkbox next to the appropriate industry - you can also select multiple entries - and click the "Add to search" button. Close the overlay window. You will notice that the name was added to the "Industry" search box with the appropriate syntax.

      Advanced Search Industry reports

       
    • To focus your search on reports with a specific type of content you can also apply the "Premium report containing"-options at the bottom of the screen and e.g. select the "Industry Risk" checkbox to limit your search to reports that contain a risk analysis.
      Advanced Search Premium report containing

       
    • If you have trouble finding the right industry term, you could apply a workaround: Type several company names - or several products - that belong to the industry into the first search box and click "Search".  This will bring up reports that contain all these company names - or products - which makes it likely that the report is focused on the industry that all of these companies - or products - belong to.
     

       

On top of these options, if any of your query matches company, country or industry reports then a dedicated tile named "Premium Market Reports that match your search" is displayed on the right side of the results page. If more than two reports match, then you will also see a link at the bottom of the tile reading "Show more premium market reports". A click on that leads you to all the matching reports.

How to find industry information via an "Industry term" search

Not all industry information is readily available via a specialized industry report. Often, you will have to combine pieces of information from multiple articles. In order to find these it is helpful to search the industry term not across the whole full text of all documents but rather "as an Industry", meaning: you search for the industry term in a specific index field.
There are several ways how you can do this:

  • Whenever you type an industry term like e.g. "steel" into the search box then the system will try and predict which industry you are looking for and provide you with suggestions underneath the search box. Clicking on one that contains the suffix "(as Industry)" will initiate a respective search (see the "Autosuggestion" section further down below for examples and screenshots).
  • Alternatively, go the Advanced Search by clicking on "Advanced Search" in the navigation row at the top of the screen. On the Advanced Search page you have multiple options use the "Industry term" search box (you find it in the middle of the screen of the Advanced Search page). Here, we recommend that you first click on the "Look up Industry terms" link. This opens a new overlay window. Search for the industry that you are looking for. You will get a list of results with the number of matching documents next to each. Check the checkbox next to the appropriate term - you can also select multiple entries - and click the "Add to search" button. Close the overlay window. You will notice that the name was added to the "Industry term" search box with the appropriate syntax.

    Advanced Search for Industry Reports: Using "Look up industry terms"

As always, click "Search" to execute your search. On the results page you can now further optimize the results by applying facets like the Source Type facet to limit your search to e.g. scholarly journals or dissertations.

How to find Country Reports

ProQuest One Business offers tens of thousands of country reports (for more on country reports and some examples please see the respective segment on the Content page). Note that reports with a regional or continental focus (e.g. Asia or Western Europe) are also filed under country reports.
There are several ways how to find them:

  • Use the dedicated Browse page for country reports: click on "Browse" in the navigation row at the top of the screen. On the subsequent page, select the "Country Reports" tab. Here, you can either search for a specific country or region (e.g. Asia) via the "Country" search box and/or select a report publisher via the dropdown menu.
  • Use the Advanced Search: click on "Advanced Search" in the navigation row at the top of the screen. On the Advanced Search page select "Country Reports" on the left-hand side of the screen.
    You can now use all search boxes on this page to find the reports that suit your needs.
    • Use the "Location" search box (you find it in the middle of the screen of the Advanced Search page). Here, we recommend that you first click on the "Look up Locations" link. This opens a new overlay window. Search for the country, state or region that you are looking for. You will get a list of results with the number of matching documents next to each. Check the checkbox next to the appropriate location - you can also select multiple entries - and click the "Add to search" button. Close the overlay window. You will notice that the location name was added to the "Location" search box with the appropriate syntax.

      Country reports via Advanced Search: location search box.

    • To focus your search on reports with a specific type of content you can also apply the "Premium report containing"-options at the bottom of the screen and e.g. select the "Country Economic Forecasts" checkbox to limit your search to reports that contain forecasts for the country or region.
      Country Reports Advanced Search: report content.

       

On top of these options, if your query matches any company, country or industry reports then a dedicated tile named "Premium Market Reports that match your search" is displayed on the right side of the results page. If more than two reports match, then you will also see a link at the bottom of the tile reading "Show more premium market reports". A click on that leads you to all matching reports.

Using Autosuggestion as a Shortcut

One the Basic Search page ProQuest One Business offers an autosuggestion feature that functions as a shortcut to quickly access certain content types like Company Topic Pages or industry reports as well as special search features like searching a term in the Corporation index or the Industry index.
While you type a term into the search box the system matches what you type against numerous index and if a match is found then the respective option(s) are presented below the search box together with other auto-complete suggestions for your query. The following example shows all available options:

ProQuest One Business autosuggestion all options

On the right-hand side you will find the matching Company Topic Pages. Clicking on any of these will bring you directly to the appropriate Company Topic Page.
On the left side you see first all the matching special search options - identified by their suffix i.e. "(as Corporation)", "(as Industry)" or "(Industry reports)" - followed by the general auto-complete suggestions for your query. A maximum of five special search options is presented and if different types of search options are available as is the case in the example above then the maximum per type of search options is two or three, depending on the number of available search option types. Which means that you may only get presented with some of the matching corporation names, industry terms or industry reports and that there may actually be more.