Please join Gale Cengage Learning on Wednesday, December 10th, for the re-introduction of the RDS Business Reference Suite!

When: Wednesday, December 10th
Time: 9:30 AM or 1:30 PM
Where: Library of Congress, Adams Bldg., 2nd and Independence Ave, SE, FLICC / FEDLINK Training Room, 2nd Floor, RM 216
Registration: Please e-mail Jim Oliver, [log in to unmask], to register for either session. Please include phone number, and agency affiliation.

RDS Business Reference Suite - Revamped, retooled - real cool!

This unique resource combines three acclaimed RDS business databases in a single, easy-to-use database providing instant access to comprehensive data on the entire range of business topics. RDS Business Suite provides balanced and highly focused full-text coverage of company and industry news, management practices and market research information. RDS Business Suite combines the strengths of RDS(r) Business& Industry(r), RDS(r) Business and Management Practices(r) and RDS(r) TableBase(tm). Thousands of international business sources are easily accessible with our updated, intuitive search interface and detailed indexing. Widely acknowledged for their own distinct focuses and areas of expertise, these databases form a core business reference collection of leading international business sources, plus tens of thousands of tables with strategic data. 

Subscribe to all three, or choose the module of interest to your users:

Business & Industry (B&I) - includes company and industry news and analysis.  B&I provides a broad global focus on company, product and industry information.  Use this database to: locate strategic data such as market share, market size, shipments and consumption profile companies, products and brands, track product and industry sales, identify industry trends, forecasts and R&D expenditures, track competitors, customers and suppliers, verify business events such as contracts, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, uncover corporate strategies, marketing campaigns and new business opportunities. Business & Industry includes business publications including trade and business journals, newsletters and newspapers.  B&I content coverage is from July 1994 to present, daily updates, with all new full text content being added.

Business & Management Practices (BaMP) - current and practical "how to" guidelines, case studies and surveys related to everyday business management.  BaMP delivers information about business planning, decision-making and management issues, focusing on real-life applications and case studies. It provides the "how and why" of business.  Use this database to: broad management issues such as benchmarking and best practices, functional areas of organizations such as accounting and finance, or human resources, topics or issues that affect areas such as telecommuting or training. Business & Management Practices provides information on strategies and processes for managing a business from professional and trade journals all with full text entries and including daily updates.

TableBase - a market research database including tables of rankings, market share, forecasts, demographics and other statistics.  TableBase specializes in tabular data on companies, industries, products and demographics. Use this database to gather information about: company and brand rankings, imports and exports, industry and product forecasts, market share, number of users/outlets, production and consumption statistics, trends and demographics, usage and capacity. TableBase includes tabular data drawn from brokerage reports, trade association reports, statistical annuals, nonprofit research groups and governmental reports.

Come to the GALE/FEDLINK demonstration on Wednesday, December 10th, and receive a free 30-day trial access to the MUCH IMPROVED Business Reference Suite.

Light snacks and coffee, provided by Gale, will be served at each session. Please forward to colleagues who might have an interest in the subject matter.
See you there!

Kelly M. Mills - Gegich
Gale Cengage Learning
Account Executive (Field Sales)
PH: 1-800-877-4253 x 1914
FAX: 1-248-699-8600
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Government & Special Libraries

Mark Schmeling
Gale Cengage Learning
Account Manager (Inside Sales)
PH: 1-800-877-4253 x 1337
FAX: 1-248-699-8600
Email:  [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Government & Special Libraries


James W. Oliver
FEDLINK Vendor Services Coordinator
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20540-4935
V-(202)707-4960, F-(202)707-4955
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