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Business & Industry™

Last Loaded on Web: Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Last Update To Bluesheet: March 31, 2011

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File Description Dialog File Data Geographic Coverage Terms and Conditions Limit Rates
Subject Coverage Related Search Aids Special Features Sample Record Sort
Tips Database Content DIALINDEX/OneSearch Categories Basic Index Rank
Print Counterparts Document Types Indexed Contact Additional Indexes Predefined Format Options


File Description [top]

Business & IndustryTM (B&I) database contains information with facts, figures, and key events dealing with public and private companies, industries, markets products for all manufacturing and service industries at an international level. B&I coverage concentrates on leading trade magazines and newsletters, the general business press, regional newspapers and international business dailies. The database includes abstracts and fulltext of relevant articles, and is enhanced with rich indexing that enables highly specific retrieval of relevant articles.



Tips [top]

USE FILE 9

to find complete-text articles focusing on industries, manufacturing, and services.

USE IN=

to focus on any specific industry. EXPAND IN= for a complete list of industries.

USE CT=

to specify a particular concept, e.g., MARKET SHARE. EXPAND CT= to see a complete list of Concept Terms.



Subject Coverage [top]

Business & IndustryTM is used when searching for information on companies, industries, markets and products. The type of information that can be specifically retrieved include:

market size, market share, shipments, users, test marketing, company and industry forecasts, trends, demographics, company strategy, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, privatization, foreign investment, capacity, product development, introductions, and recalls and information dealing with markets, such as the African-American market, Green market, Asian-American market, youth market, and baby boomers.

All major industries are covered in B&I including advertising, aerospace and defense, agriculture, apparel, automotive, biotechnology, chemical, computers and software, electronics, energy, fast foods, financial services, food and beverages, furniture, health care services, information, insurance, mining, oil and gas, plastics, pulp and paper, retailing, telecommunications, and transportation.



Print Counterparts [top]

  • None


Dialog File Data [top]

Dates Covered: Jan 1994 to present
File Size: 4,277,051 records as of March 2011
Update Frequency: Daily (approximately 600 records per day)


Related Search Aids [top]

Business & Industry® (DIALOG File 9) Concept Terms can be viewed at: http://support.dialog.com/searchaids/dialog/f009_concept_terms.shtml

Business & Industry® (DIALOG File 9) Industry Terms can be viewed at: http://support.dialog.com/searchaids/dialog/f009_industry_terms.shtml

Business & Industry® (DIALOG File 9) Marketing Terms can be viewed at: http://support.dialog.com/searchaids/dialog/f009_marketing_terms.shtml



Database Content [top]

  • Complete Text Records


Document Types Indexed [top]

  • Journal Articles


Geographic Coverage [top]

  • International


Geographic Restrictions [top]

  • None


Special Features [top]

  • ERA Available
  • Graduate Education Program
  • KWIC and HILIGHT Available
  • DIALOG Alert Available
  • Remove Duplicates (RD, ID) Available
  • CURRENT Feature Available


DialIndex/OneSearch Categories [top]

ACRONYM CATEGORY NAME
ADVERTBU Advertising and Media Industry News
AEROBUS Aerospace and Defense Industry
AGRIBUS Food and Agriculture Industry
BIOBUS Biosciences and Biotechnology Industry
BRANDNMS Brand Names
BUSECON Business Economics
CHEMBUS Chemical Industry News
DEFBUS Defense and Aerospace Industry
DRUGECON Pharmacoeconomics
ELECTRON Computers, Electronics, and Telecommunications Business
ENERGYBU Energy Industry News
ENGBUS Engineering and Construction Industry
ENVREGS Environmental Regulation
EURBUSNE European Regional Business News
FINBUS Banking and Financial Services
FOODREGS Food Regulation
HEALTHBU Healthcare Industry News
JAPANNEW Japanese Business News
MANEWS Mergers and Acquisitions News
MANUFBUS Manufacturing Industry News
MATBUS Materials Industry News
MERGEACQ Mergers and Acquisitions
MKTRES Market Research Information
MULTIIND General Industry Information
NEWSCO Company News
NEWSDAIL News, Current - Daily Updates
PCINFO Personal Computer Information
PHARMIND Pharmaceutical Industry News
PRODINFO Product Information
PRODUCTS Industrial and Consumer
PUBAFF Public Affairs
REGIONAL United States Regional Business
REGS Regulations
RETAILBU Retail Industry News
TELEBUS Telecommunications Business
TRANSBUS Transportation Industry News


Contact [top]

Business & Industry is produced by Gale, a part of Cengage Learning. Questions regarding Electronic Search Assistance should be directed to:

Gale, a part of Cengage Learning
Electronic Search Assistance
27500 Drake Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48331-3535

Telephone: 1-800-877-4253, press 5 (USA & Canada)
E-Mail: gale.contentQA@cengage.com

Questions regarding Technical Support should be directed to:

Gale, a part of Cengage Learning
Technical Support
27500 Drake Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48331-3535

Telephone: 1-800-877-4253, press 4
Fax: 800-676-2345
E-Mail: gale.technicalsupport@cengage.com


Terms and Conditions [top]

For Dialog's Redistribution and Archive Policy, enter HELP ERA online. The following terms and conditions also apply.

Copyright 2008 Gale, a part of Cengage Learning. Business & Industry database is copyrighted by Gale, a part of Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. Selected articles contained in the database are copyrighted by individual publishers whose names are included with each appropriate record. Content from this database is provided for internal use as a single copy by the customer or patron and may only be duplicated, stored in machine readable form or optical form or redistributed with the proper license agreements from Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, or its agents, or through Dialog's ERA program. For Dialog's Redistribution and Archive policy, enter HELP ERA online.

Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, Terms and Conditions for the Dialog redistribution program: A Dialog service customer organization shall be limited to a location and shall not apply to affiliates or contractors. An organization in its capacity as an information broker may make and provide one copy of information obtained from the Dialog service to a single customer, provided the information broker retains the copyright notice on the material, and informs the customer that the intent must not be to create a derivative work. If a single customer requests redistribution within his/her organization, the information broker must report the redistribution directly into the Dialog service so that the proper reporting/pricing will occur. An organization or user may not electronically store (archive) records from a GALE database for more than twelve (12) months. Authorized redistribution and/or archiving requires the intent not to create a derivative work.

Archiving and redistribution rights do not extend to the abstracts or fulltext of the Financial Times newspapers found in File 9. No part of this database may be used except for research purposes, and the DATABASE(S) may not be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of GALE GROUP. Reproduction for rental of mailing list names is also prohibited. The DATABASE(S) may not be duplicated in hard copy or machine-readable form without the prior written authorization of Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, except that limited reproduction of output is permitted solely for internal distribution within the user's organization in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and GALE's Terms and Conditions. Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT WILL GALE GROUP BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF A GALE DATABASE OR ITS USE.


Dialog Standard Terms & Conditions apply.


SAMPLE RECORD [top]

    DIALOG(R)File   9:Business & Industry(R) 
    (c) 2003 Resp. DB Svcs. All rts. reserv. 
     
  AA=  3625402  Supplier Number: 03625402 (THIS IS THE FULLTEXT) 
  /TI   Low-Cost MEMS Widen Appeal 
    (The worldwide market for microelectromechanical systems 
    was worth about $2.7bil in 1995 and is expected to grow 
    to $12.2bil in 2000) 
  JN=  Electronic Buyers News , n 1001, p 30 
  PD=, PY=  April 08, 1996 
  DT=, SN=  DOCUMENT TYPE: Journal  ISSN: 0164-6362 
  LA=, RT=  LANGUAGE: English  RECORD TYPE: Fulltext 
  WD=   WORD COUNT:  660 
     
  /AB  ABSTRACT: 
    Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) are tiny micromachined 
    devices or systems that are typically created on silicon. The 
    (. . .) 
     
  /TX  TEXT: 
    But Packaging Question Slows Growth Potential 
     
    By Gina Roos 
     
    Plymouth, Mass. -- Developing commercial applications could create 
    explosive growth of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) over 
    (. . .) 
     
    The MEMS session at Sensor Expo will take place April 17, covering 
    information on the market, R&D activities, and current and future 
    applications. 
     
    What Sensor Buyers Want 
     
    Percentage Of Surveyed Vendors 
     
    Price                        65.4 
    Delivery/Availability        42.3 
    Service/General Support      13.0 
    Knowledgeable Salespeople    11.8 
    Warranties                   10.0 
    Technical Support             8.7 
    Dependability                 7.5 
    Working Relationships         7.0 
    Brand Names                   6.8 
    Other                         4.0 
    Note: Percentages add to more than 100% because of multiple 
    responses OEMs rank price, delivery, and service as the three 
    most important criteria to consider when choosing vendors of 
    proximity, photoelectric, and linear displacement sensors, 
    according to a new report from Venture Development Corp. 
    (VDC), Natick, Mass.  While technical support and technical 
    people also are high on OEMs' wish list, brand names and 
    vendor working relationships are ranked low, the report said. 
    VDC surveyed more than 100 vendors. 
     
    Source: Venture Development Corp. 
     
    Copyright 2003 CMP Media, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of 
    this information may be reproduced, republished or redistributed 
    without prior written consent of CMP Media, Inc. 
     
  SF=  SPECIAL FEATURES: Table 
  /PN, PN=, /DE  PRODUCT NAMES: Measuring and controlling devices (382000) 
  /CT, CT=, /DE  CONCEPT TERMS: All market information; Industry forecasts; Market 
    share; Market size 
  /MT, MT=, /DE  MARKETING TERMS: All research; General research 
  /GN, GN=  GEOGRAPHIC NAMES: World (WOR) 
     


BASIC INDEX [top]

SEARCH
SUFFIX
DISPLAY
CODE
FIELD NAME
INDEXING
SELECT EXAMPLES
None None All Basic Index Fields Word S MEMS(S)SILICON
/AB AB Abstract1,2 Word S MEMS/AB
/CO CO Company Name3 Word S ASTRA(W)MERCK?/CO
/DE DE Concept Term3,4 Word
& Phrase
S INDUSTRY(W)FORECASTS/DE
S MARKET SHARE/DE
/DE DE Marketing Term3,4 Word
& Phrase
S GENERAL(W)RESEARCH/DE
S DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS/DE
/GN GN Geographic Name3 Word S WORLD/GN
/IN IN Industry Name3,4 Word S PHARMACEUTICAL/IN
/LP LP Lead Paragraph1,2 Word S GROWTH(W)POTENTIAL/LP
/PN PN Product Name3 Word S MEASURING(1W)CONTROLLING/PN
/SL SL Slogan5 Word S ALL(W)ABOARD(W)AMERICA/SL
/SP SP Spokesperson or Named Character6 Word S JAMES(W)EARL(W)JONES/SP
None T2 Title and Enhanced Title
/TI TI Title Word S MICROELECTROMECHANICAL/TI
/TN TN Brand Name3 Word S PRESCRIPTIVES/TN
/TX TX Text Word S MEMS(S)APPLICATIONS/TX
/XF None All Basic Index Fields Except Full Text Word S BRAND(W)NAMES/XF

1 The Extract field (/XT) searches both the Abstract and Lead Paragraph fields.

2 Effective from July 2000 forward, abstracts are no longer produced for records having the complete text of the article; use /LP to search the first paragraphs of text.

3 Searchable in the Basic Index and in the Additional Indexes.

4 /DE includes Concept Terms, Marketing Terms, and Industry Names.

5 Slogan will cease indexing as of March 2002, but backfile data will remain online.

6 Spokesperson and Named Character will cease indexing as of March 2002, but backfile will remain online.


ADDITIONAL INDEXES [top]

SEARCH
PREFIX
DISPLAY
CODE
FIELD NAME
INDEXING
SELECT EXAMPLES
AA= AA RDS Accession Number Phrase S AA=01462461
AN= AN DIALOG Accession Number
CO= CO Company Name3 Phrase S CO=SOUTHERN TELEPHONES?
CT= CT Concept Term3,4 Phrase S CT=MARKET SHARE
DT= DT Document Type Phrase S DT=JOURNAL
GC= GC Geographic Code7 Phrase S GC=WOR
GN= GN Geographic Name3 Phrase S GN=WORLD
IN= IN Industry Name3,4 Phrase S IN=PHARMACEUTICAL
JN= JN Journal Name Phrase S JN=ELECTRONIC BUYERS NEWS
LA= LA Language Phrase S LA=ENGLISH
MT= MT Marketing Term3,4 Phrase S MT=GENERAL RESEARCH
PC= PC Product Code Phrase S PC=382000
PD= PD Publication Date Phrase S PD=19960408
PN= PN Product Name3 Phrase S PN=MEASURING AND CONTROLLING DEVICES
PY= PY Publication Year Phrase S PY=1996
RT= RT Record Type Phrase S RT=FULLTEXT
SF= SF Special Feature8 Phrase S SF=TABLE
SL= SL Slogan5 Phrase S SL=ALL ABOARD AMERICA
SN= SN International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) Phrase S SN=0164-6362
None SO Source Information9
SP= SP Spokesperson or Named Character6 Phrase S SP=JAMES EARL JONES
TN= TN Brand Name3 Phrase S TN=PRESCRIPTIVES
UD= None Update Phrase S UD=9999
UN= CO Ultimate Company Name Phrase S UN=ASTRA
WD= WD Word Count Numeric S WD>2000

7 Expanding GC= will provide a list of the 3-digit codes with the associated geographic name

8 Special Feature will cease indexing as of March 2002, but backfile data will remain online.

9 Display includes Journal Name, Volume, Issue, Pagination, and Publication Date.


LIMIT [top]

SUFFIX FIELD NAME EXAMPLES
/ENG English-Language Publications S S2/ENG
/FULLTEXT Full-text Article S S5/FULLTEXT
/NONUSA Record has non-U.S. Emphasis S S6/NONUSA
/USA Record has U.S. Emphasis S S7/USA
/YYYY Publication Year S S2/1996


SORT [top]

SORTABLE FIELDS EXAMPLES
AA, CO, JN, PD, PY, TI SORT S1/ALL/PD,D
PRINT S5/5/1-24/JN AA,CO,JN,PD,PY,TI


RANK [top]

RANK FIELDS EXAMPLES
All phrase- and numeric-indexed fields in the Additional Indexes can be ranked. Other RANK codes include: DE RANK AU S3


USER-DEFINED FORMAT OPTIONS [top]

User-defined formats can be specified using the display codes indicated in the Search Options tables. TYPE S3/TI,JN/1-5


PREDEFINED FORMAT OPTIONS [top]

NO.
DIALOGWEB
FORMAT
RECORD CONTENT
1 -- DIALOG Accession Number
2 -- Bibliographic Citation, Enhanced Title, Word Count, and Indexing
3 Medium Bibliographic Citation, Enhanced Title, and Word Count
4 -- Bibliographic Citation, Abstract or Short Text, and Word Count
5 Long Full Record
6 Short Title, Publication Date, and Word Count
7 -- Bibliographic Citation and Text
8 Free Title, Publication Date, Word Count, and Indexing
9 Full Full Record
K -- KWIC (Key Word In Context) displays a window of text; may be used alone or with other formats


DIRECT RECORD ACCESS [top]

FIELD NAME EXAMPLES
DIALOG Accession Number TYPE 00100005/5
DISPLAY 0074483/TI,JN,PD
PRINT 50301964/9


Rates [top]

Rates For File: Business & Industry™[9]
Cost per DialUnit:                 $6.85
Cost per minute:                   $2.08
TITLES Report(s)                   $0.00
Rank Elements                      $0.00
ALERT (default)                   $15.75
ALERT (Monthly)                   $28.00
ALERT (Biweekly/twice a month) *  $21.00
ALERT (Weekly)                    $15.75
ALERT (Daily)                      $4.75
ALERT (Calendar weekly)        *  $15.75
ALERT (Intraday)               *   $4.75
* = custom scheduled Alerts only
ALERT Number of included prints        0

Format    Types   Prints
     1    $0.00    $0.00
     2    $2.00    $2.00
     3    $2.00    $2.00
     4    $5.00    $5.00
     5    $5.00    $5.00
     6    $0.00    $0.00
     7    $5.00    $5.00
     8    $0.00    $0.00
     9    $5.00    $5.00
KWIC95    $0.35       NA
KWIC96    $0.35       NA

REDIST/COPY Multiplier Table:

      Range      Multiplier
        1-2       1.00
       3-25       1.50
     26-100       3.00
    101-200       4.00
    201-500       6.00
   501-1000       8.00
 1001 or more    10.00

ARCHIVE Multiplier Table:

      Range      Multiplier
       1-25       1.50
     26-200       3.00
    201-500       6.00
   501-1000       8.00
 1001 or more    10.00
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