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Business Research

  • Access to Research
    Students, independent researchers and small businesses can now access over 1.5 million of the world’s best academic papers through their local libraries in Cambridgeshire, a result of a unique collaboration between librarians and publishers, who have made their journal content available. Available in libraries only. Book a library computer
  • COBRA - the Complete Business Reference Adviser
    COBRA provides critical business facts, compliance and trading details covering hundreds of the most common small business trades, sectors and professions Access is only available at Cambridge Central Library. Please ask a member of staff for assistance.
  • IBISWorld
    IBISWorld industry reports are powerful business tools that provide strategic insights and analysis on over 400 UK industries. Each report consists of 25 to 30 pages of key statistics and analysis on market characteristics, operating conditions, current and historical performance; five-year forecasts on revenue, imports, exports, employment and other key statistics; major industry participants with market share and more. Access is only available at Cambridge Central Library. Please ask a member of staff for assistance.
    Mint UK is a comprehensive database of UK company and business intelligence. It includes information on companies’ financials, management and corporate structures, plus additional intelligence such as news and industry research. Access is only available at Cambridge Central Library. Please ask a member of staff for assistance.

Consumer Advice

  • Which?
    'Which?' works for you reviewing products and services, so that you make the best purchase decisions for your needs. Access is only available in libraries. Please ask a member of staff for assistance.

Intellectual Property Databases

Intellectual Property Databases

August 2018

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The following databases are only at the British Library Business and IP Centre (B&IPC) in London. 

  • Derwent Innovation List 
  • British Patents 1617-1899 Document Store

You need to contact the B&IPC directly to make an appointment to search these databases.

Patent Information

  • Espacenet 
    Free access to over 100 million patent documents
  • Patent Scope
    Provides access to the International Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications in full text format on the day of publication, as well as to patent documents of participating national and regional patent offices.

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