Some eResources just provide citation details and an abstract (a short summary) rather than the full article. You can use the abstract to decide if the full text is worth reading.
If you want to read the full text and it is not available:
Restrict your searches to Full Text using the options provided
Set up Google Scholar library links (see Google Scholar tab).
Sometimes you will get quite a few results and you will need to pick out the most relevant.
Getting too many or too few results? Watch Simple Searching to find out how you can improve:
To do peer analysis you need more than one company listed on your screen (as per the instructions in the previous tab):
Click on Peer analysis and New analysis.
To make your bar charts clearer you can:
You can export to Word, Excel (allows you to edit and alter your graph colours etc.), PDF and other formats, or print or send (email) all the data in your report using the options at the top of the screen.
Use the breadcrumb trail at the top to go back to the List format. Here you can add columns to show more data - click on Add to the right of the list. For example, type in Audit fees for this information to be added.
To compare a company to its peer group - the closest ten international companies within a GICS code (Global Industry Classification Standard) - select your chosen company and show the report on the screen. On the right, at the bottom, use Peer Report:
Display the information as a table or chart:
The Mintel home screen has recently changed and no longer has the "Category Overview" menus which featured on the previous version. The best way to find reports on Mintel is to search by keyword from the home screen, then use the filters to narrow your results by sector, demographic etc. This video gives an introduction to searching on Mintel:
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This is an introduction to TGI Snapshot from Johnston Business Library in Canada. The data set demonstrated is Canadian. Solent's subscription offers access to UK data only.
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