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Proquest ABI/Inform Collection

A guide to all aspects of ABI/INFORM Collection including content, searching, and viewing results on the ProQuest platform.

Browse Search Tips

Use the Browse to easily locate featured reports and other non-periodical content. Includes industry and market research reports, commodity reports, company reports, country reports, dissertations, SSRN working papers, and topic paths.

1. Industry and Market Research Reports - Browse reports on industries and markets

Business Monitor International (BMI) Industry Reports

  • Countryfocused industry reports and regional insights with SWOT analyses, market trends, forecasts, & competitive data
  • Update frequency – Monthly, Number available – 25,000+
  • Coverage  50+ industries, 140+ countries 

First Research

  • USfocused industry reports – data on products, operations, technology, competition, indicators, finance, regulation & news
  • Update frequency – 90 days (Sections), Number available – 5,000+
  • Coverage  75 industries, US

Just-Series Market Research Reports

  • Industryfocused articles, company profiles & SWOT analyses
  • Update frequency – Monthly, from 2004 - current
  • Coverage – Food, Style, Beverage, Auto

2. Commodity Reports - Browse reports on global commodity trends

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Food, Feedstuff, and beverages

  • Annual and Quarterly reports of food, feedstuff, and beverage commodity fundamentals, forecasts up to 2 years
  • Update frequency – Monthly
  • Coverage – Worldwide

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Industrial Raw Materials

  • Annual and Quarterly reports of industrial raw material commodity fundamentals, forecasts up to 2 years
  • Update frequency – Monthly
  • Coverage  Worldwide

3. Company Reports - Search for profiles and browse reports on specific companies

ProQuest Annual Reports Collection

  • Sampling of corporate annual reports
  • Update frequency – 23x  per yr., Number available 7,000+
  • Coverage  approx 1,000 U.S. companies

4. Country Reports - Browse reports on business conditions in different countries

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Country Data

  • 370 economic variables over a 50 year period, actual and forecasted. Reports include comprehensive information such as GDP, import/export statistics, industry data, monetary indicators, liquidity metrics, and more.
  • Update frequency – Monthly
  • Coverage  G20 Countries, 19802030

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Country Finance/Forecast Reports

  • Countryfocused financial conditions, techniques & regulations /Countryfocused 5year economic & business forecasts  
  • Update frequency – Annual with quarterly updates /Monthly, Number available  20/40
  • Coverage – 40 countries (G20 plus top GDP countries, 90+ subjects

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Viewswire

  • Economic, financial, political, & regulatory intelligence covering data & key events
  • Update frequency – Daily
  • Coverage – Worldwide

Oxford Analytica Daily Brief Service

  • Economic, political & geographical data with indepth outlook
  • Update frequency – biweekly
  • Coverage  60+ countries, Embargo – 90 days

Oxford Economic Country Briefings

  • Countryfocused economic & political data updated daily
  • Update frequency – Daily
  • Coverage – 170+ countries

5. More featured content

ProQuest Business Dissertations and Theses

  • Selection of ProQuest business dissertations and theses
  • Update frequency – Quarterly, Number available  37,000+
  • Coverage – Worldwide, Embargo – 24 months

Social Science Research Network (SSRN) Working Papers

  • Scholarly working papers
  • Update frequency – Monthly, Number available  127,000+
  • Coverage – Worldwide

6. Topic Paths - Select a topic path to find readings and targeted searches

Business & Industry

Economics & Trade

Computers & Internet


Government & Law

Social Issues & Policy


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