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    Consumer Research

    The Electronic Library for Minnesota contains a number of databases to help you make smart consumer decisions.

    ELM Databases for Consumer Research 

    • MasterFILE Premier
    • ProQuest Newsstand Complete
    • Consumer Health Complete
    • Alt Health Watch

    Investigate some of these databases using the steps below.

     

    Step One: The Basics


    Use these fact sheets and short videos to get an introduction to the key features of some of ELM’s consumer databases.

    Fact sheets (Note: You can download editable versions of these fact sheets at the bottom of the page)

    ProQuest Newsstand Complete

    Consumer Health Complete

     

    Short videos

    Consumer Research in ELM (4:27)

    Consumer Research in ELM (4:27)


    Consumer Health Complete (3:20)

    Consumer Health Complete (3:20)


     

     

    Step Two: Activities


    Use these activities to explore ELM’s consumer databases. Choose an activity below and open up the relevant consumer database to complete the exercises. (Note: You can download editable versions of these activities at the bottom of the page)

    ProQuest Newsstand Complete

    Consumer Health Complete

     

    Also try the MasterFILE Premier interactive tutorial


    Step Three: Advanced


    For a little more information on these databases, watch these recorded webinars presented by Reference Outreach & Instruction librarians at Minitex (the institution that manages ELM).

    ELM for Everyday Research (50 minutes)

    Ever wonder where you can turn for fast, accurate, current responses to practical questions? There’s a good chance the ELM databases have the answer. Join Minitex Reference Outreach & Instruction staff as we demonstrate tips and techniques to search for news, health, and consumer information while using a few select ELM databases. Find out how to use document type limiters to locate a movie or restaurant review and how to locate a buyer's guide for the latest digital camera and where to look for up-to-date information on health-related topics including traditional and alternative therapies like acupuncture and meditation.

     

     

     

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