Note this guide is to be used as a starting point to find materials for your topic, and should not be mistaken as an all inclusive list of resources. If you are off campus, make sure to sign in above before using links to the databases and journals on this page. If you are having trouble locating information for your project, contact Kiri Goldbeck DeBose
Use search engines to find your company's or product's website
Company or product home page (remember, often biased) and may/may not have information you need, but can be a good place to start in order to get general sense of the product(s) the company makes
Use Summon to search for articles and books when there are not any well-defined or unique terms for your topic, or to get a sense as to "what's out there" as you search. Use the facets on the left hand side to help narrow the results list to something manageable.
Use Addison to find books about an industry or product manufacturing process.
Keyword searches: used when there are not any well-defined or unique terms for your topic, or to get a sense as to "what's out there" as you search. Search using your commodity (e.g. hazelnuts) and if not many results, or nothing that looks like it will answer your question, try broadening the search (e.g. nuts)
Some additional terms to think about using:
Subject searches: used when there are well-defined and relatively unique terms for your topic, or you want a few highly relevant items retrieved. Some subject searches:
Additional information can be found in other books and encyclopedias as well.
There are many places to find news information, the databases listed have a lot of information about businesses, products, companies, and industries: