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ABI Inform (ProQuest)
Major management database featuring thousands of journals, dissertations, key business periodicals, country- and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data. Includes ABI-INFORM Trade and Industry: publications on every major industry, including finance, insurance, transportation and construction.
Exporters Almanac, includes Kompass corporate database
The Exporters Almanac provides a single point of reference for the vast majority of the information that you need to develop your export effort, including the Kompass directory containing details on 11 million companies. Most of the content is freely available but the Premium content, including Kompass directory, is restricted to on-campus only.
Full text access to UK, US and Global industrial reports in a broad range of areas including water supply, transportation, manufacturing and defence. The majority of reports are updated three or more times a year and additional reports will be added as available. IBISWorld provides the only available source of industry research for many industries. *Requires registration upon first access
IHS Jane's Defence Equipment and Technology
Data, information and analysis on the air, land, naval and joint defence platforms, weapons and systems in service and under development around the world. Its content underpins market-leading products such as Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft. Access to Data Analytics is also available, including specifications analysis. Register via the site for an individual account in order to save searches and request RFID feeds.
Sustainable Organization Library
The Sustainable Organization Library (SOL) 2013 is an online library of books and journal issues focused on sustainability and social responsibility, drawn from a number of partner publishers including Greenleaf Publishing, Practical Action Publishing and Peter Lang. SOL contains approximately 380 volumes (books, journal themed issues and journal issues) and 5500 papers.
E-papers and Reports
INCOSE Connect Product Area
Provides links to shared INCOSE documents, including the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook and INCOSE symposium papers via Wiley Online Library. **You will need to register for an INCOSE CAB account. Go to www.incose.org > click 'Join Us' > 'Join as an Associate Member Employee/Student' > Enter your Name and Cranfield email address > select Cranfield University > fill out form > select membership type: Associate Member > complete form. Any problems, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
A large multidisciplinary abstract and indexing database that provides access to over 20,000 peer-reviewed titles, including 2,800 gold open access journals, from more than 5,000 international publishers. Scopus indexes more than 50,000 books, 6.5 million conference papers and 24 million patents from five patent offices.
Acquisition Operating Framework
The AOF provides a structured source of information, policy, guidance and instruction on procurement for the UK MOD and Industry partners. This tool governs and controls the way the UK MoD conducts acquisition processes and has replaced the Acquisition Management System (AMS).
UK Defence Standardization
The DStan organisation develops and communicates UK MOD standardization policies, defence standards, procedures and guidance on standardization issues. Copies of electronic and hard copy versions of all extant UK Defence Standards are available from DStan. *Some may be charged for. If Barrington Library members require a defence standard which is not free, please contact your Barrington Library team.