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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Matt Lee,
Jun 5, 2012, 7:48 AM
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Matt Lee,
Jun 5, 2012, 7:48 AM
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Matt Lee,
Jun 5, 2012, 7:48 AM
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Matt Lee,
Jun 5, 2012, 7:48 AM
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