Business Information: Key Web Resources and Search Strategies

Price Qty*
8th February 2017 show details + £399.00 (GBP)  (+ VAT)  
22nd June 2017 show details + £399.00 (GBP)  (+ VAT)  
7th November 2017 show details + £399.00 (GBP)  (+ VAT)  

  • February 8, 2017
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • June 22, 2017
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • November 7, 2017
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Training overview

Business, government and official information sources are constantly changing as are search engines and the EU regulatory environment. All affect how information is presented and, under some circumstances, legislation may dictate that certain information must be excluded from search results. Furthermore, an increasing amount of data is being made freely available as ‘open data’. How reliable and accessible are these datasets and can we safely cancel our subscription services? This one-day training workshop will look at recent developments in business information, key resources for different types of information, and how to use search tools effectively to ensure that we are picking up everything that is needed. It will compare what is available free of charge with pay-as-you-go and subscription services, and what one can expect in terms of quality and functionality. There will be time throughout the day for participants to explore the resources in more detail and try out new research techniques.

Key learning objectives

  • How the legal and regulatory environment is affecting search and the provision of information
  • Starting points, evaluated listings and government sources
  • Company information: share prices, financials, official data
  • Statistics, market and industry data, open data
  • News sources and alerting services
  • Essential search techniques for tracking down business information
  • How to use social media and professional networks for business intelligence
  • Where to find older, archived material

Training outcomes

  • Knowledge of the key resources for specific types of business information
  • Relevant, advanced search strategies and techniques
  • Know how to evaluate and assess the authority and reliability of a resource
  • Know when to give up on free resources and start paying
  • Work more efficiently and effectively by using monitoring and alerting services

Who should attend?

This training will benefit anyone who plans to use, or already uses, the Internet for gathering business information.

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