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Andrew Grave Product Review of Factiva (Value - Competitors, Development & Pricing)
Tuesday, 16th December 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

In the fifth part of the review Andrew Grave takes a look at the ways in which Factiva adds value, with pointers on what to highlight if preparing a business case for purchasing the premium global news aggregator. He also speaks with Factiva to find out about their development plans, which include new alliances that acknowledge the increasing importance of mobile platforms.

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Topic Categories: Information purchasing - News sources - Topic Series: News, and Beyond (Oct-Dec 2014)


Sophie Alexander Product Review of BBC Monitoring Library (Value - Competitors, Development & Pricing)
Tuesday, 16th December 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

In the final part of her review, Sophie Alexander assesses the competitive advantage of BBC Monitoring Library, including full-text English translations of more than 100 languages from a wide range of secondary sources from 150 countries.

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Topic Categories: Information purchasing - News sources - Topic Series: News, and Beyond (Oct-Dec 2014)


Chris Porter Product Review of Mergent Online (Value - Competitors, Development & Pricing)
Monday, 15th December 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Chris Porter finds ongoing development is a key feature of company research database Mergent Online, with three new modules pending. The final part of his review also looks at competitors, pricing and how it adds value, such as its in-depth analysis of quoted companies.

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Topic Categories: Information purchasing - Company sources - People sources


Robin Neidorf FreePint News Survey Analysis 2014 Part 5 - A Closer Look at News Use-Cases and Value
Monday, 15th December 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

The final part of the analysis of FreePint's 2014 News Needs & Preferences Survey digs into news use-cases and value and how the use-cases vary between current awareness and in-depth research.

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Topic Categories: Information strategy - News sources - Subscription management - Topic Series: News, and Beyond (Oct-Dec 2014)


Sophie Alexander Product Review of BBC Monitoring Library (Technology - Search, Outputs & Alerts, User Interface & Help)
Friday, 12th December 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

In the third part of her review, Sophie Alexander looks at the searching capabilities within BBC Monitoring Library. She reviews the filtering and output options available and how administrators can monitor usage within the organisation.

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Topic Categories: News sources - Regional sources - Topic Series: News, and Beyond (Oct-Dec 2014)


Chris Porter Product Review of Mergent Online (Technology - Search, Outputs & Alerts, User Interface & Help)
Friday, 12th December 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Chris Porter is impressed with the user interface and time saving features of company research database Mergent Online, in the third part of his product review looking at its technology.

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Topic Categories: Company sources - People sources


Andrew Grave Product Review of Factiva (Technology - Outputs, Analytics, Alerts, Help)
Friday, 12th December 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

In the fourth part of this product review Andrew Grave assesses news aggregator Factiva's functionality. He outlines search, sharing and alerting options, Factiva's wide range of customer support, its ease of use for end users and analytics functions for more sophisticated use by information professionals and PR and communication professionals.

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Topic Categories: News sources - Topic Series: News, and Beyond (Oct-Dec 2014)


Chris Porter Product Update - What's Changed on BvD's Orbis?
Friday, 12th December 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

As part of its collection of reviews of company and executive information services, FreePint has touched base with Bureau van Dijk to catch up on changes to its flagship Orbis global company database. BvD has considerably expanded the number of companies covered on Orbis and has also introduced a host of other content and functionality enhancements, notably including projected financials and deep historical data.

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Topic Categories: Company sources - Compliance sources


Sophie Alexander Product Review of BBC Monitoring Library (Sources - Content & Coverage)
Thursday, 11th December 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

In the second part of her product review, Sophie Alexander looks at how BBC Monitoring Library gathers its content and includes an overview of the impressive range of geographic regions and languages covered.

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Topic Categories: News sources - Regional sources - Topic Series: News, and Beyond (Oct-Dec 2014)


Anne Jordan Source Update for Factiva
Wednesday, 10th December 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

The latest additions and takedowns in Factiva, researched and compiled by Anne Jordan.

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Topic Categories: Regional sources - FreePint news - FreePint Articles: Source updates


Ashish Shukla Specialist News Offerings - Pharma Sector
Wednesday, 10th December 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Ashish Shukla considers key categories of pharmaceutical news for  companies seeking to develop and successfully commercialise innovative products. He then takes a detailed look at three specialist sources for the STM sector: FirstWord Pharma, Oncology Business Review (OBR) and Pharma & MedTech Business Intelligence.

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Topic Categories: Information purchasing - News sources - Scientific, technical, medical sources - Topic Series: News, and Beyond (Oct-Dec 2014)


Chris Porter Product Review of Mergent Online (Sources - Content & Coverage)
Wednesday, 10th December 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

In the second part of his review of company and industry research database Mergent Online, Chris Porter looks at content and coverage. As well as a detailed look at its source content types, assessment includes worldwide cover and private company coverage.

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Topic Categories: Company sources - People sources


Andrew Grave Product Review of Factiva (Technology - Search and User Interface)
Tuesday, 9th December 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

In the third part of this product review Andrew Grave takes a close look at news aggregator Factiva's functionality. His extensive review includes the new search tool Query Genius and the various news pages which can be tailored to display content according to each user's needs. In addition, he assesses the alert and search functions including whether the newly developed Expert Search will be a good tool for PR and compliance departments.

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Topic Categories: News sources - Topic Series: News, and Beyond (Oct-Dec 2014)


Sophie Alexander Product Review of BBC Monitoring Library (Introduction; Contact Details)
Tuesday, 9th December 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Sophie Alexander reviews BBC Monitoring Library, a fully searchable English-language database containing news alerts, transcripts, excerpts, summaries and in-depth reporting from media sources in more than 150 countries. In the first part of her review she introduces the product and looks at typical users.

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Topic Categories: News sources - Regional sources - Topic Series: News, and Beyond (Oct-Dec 2014)


Anne Jordan Source Update for ProQuest
Tuesday, 9th December 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

This month's additions in ProQuest, researched and compiled by Anne Jordan.

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Topic Categories: Regional sources - FreePint news - FreePint Articles: Source updates


Robin Neidorf FreePint News Survey Analysis 2014 Part 4 - A Look at Non-Cost Resources
Monday, 8th December 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Part 4 of the analysis of FreePint's 2014 News Needs & Preferences Survey focuses on the role of non-cost resources in providing organisations with business news. Respondents were asked about areas including their policies around non-cost web resources, the importance of different types of non-cost resources, and what features premium resources can offer that non-cost can't.

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Topic Categories: Media monitoring - News sources - Risk management - Topic Series: News, and Beyond (Oct-Dec 2014)


Chris Porter Product Review of Mergent Online (Introduction; Contact Details)
Monday, 8th December 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Chris Porter begins a four-part, in-depth product review of Mergent Online, a highly structured company and industry research database, with a very deep archive, which serves academic institutions as well as corporate libraries.

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Topic Categories: Company sources - People sources


Andrew Grave Product Review of Factiva (Sources - Content & Coverage)
Friday, 5th December 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

In the second part of his review Andrew Grave explains the extensive content available through global news aggregator Factiva. This includes its new author database and Storyful videos, part of its wide social media offering. Example publications and exclusive content are also pinpointed.

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Topic Categories: News sources - Topic Series: News, and Beyond (Oct-Dec 2014)


Robin Neidorf FreePint News Survey Analysis 2014 Part 3 - Key Suppliers and Satisfaction
Thursday, 4th December 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Part 3 of the analysis of FreePint's 2014 News Needs & Preferences Survey concentrates on key primary and secondary suppliers and satisfaction with them in terms of product features and value offered. Respondents also provided comments about changes and enhancements they would like to see to existing products.

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Topic Categories: Information purchasing - News sources - Topic Series: News, and Beyond (Oct-Dec 2014)


Robyn Smith Mini Review of F1000Research
Thursday, 4th December 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Robyn Smith reviews F1000Research, the open science publishing platform for life scientists from UK publisher Faculty of 1000 Ltd. Its post-publication model of peer-review, speed of publication and claims for transparent refereeing and freedom from editorial bias are all assessed.

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Topic Categories: Scientific, technical, medical sources - FreePint Reports: Product reviews


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