STCM 20333: Meeting and Event Management

About this Guide

This guide is designed to assist students preparing to exhibit at a trade show.  Use it to find company and industry trade show information.

Best Bets: Databases

Note:  The Dashboard (see right column) searches across all databases. I recommend it as a starting place.  For more search control using field codes and databases thesaurus, search the databases one at a time.

Business
  1. Business Source Premier (Original Interface)  (BSP) Top index to business information. Trade and scholary.  EBSCO interface.
  2. ABI/INFORM Collection   Also a good index to business information.  ProQuest interface.
  3. Business Insights: Essentials   Good for searching company and industry information.  Compares to the Company Dossier in LexisNexis.
  4. Nexis Uni (replaces LexisNexis)   Click on "Companies" in the left menu > Company Dossier
  5. ScienceDirect   Mainly science information but contains some strong public relations titles
Communications
  1. Communication Source   Top index to the field of communications. Trade and scholarly.  EBSCO interface.
  2. Communication Studies: a SAGE Full-Text Collection  Twelve fulltext journals in the field of communications by the publisher SAGE
General
Any of the databases below are good to search on any topic.
  1. Academic Search Premier   Multidisciplinary database on an EBSCO interface.
  2. ProQuest Research Library  Multidisciplinary database on a ProQuest interface.
  3. Academic OneFile  Multidisciplinary database on a GALE interface.
  4. Ebook Central (formerly ebrary)   Multidisciplinary database of full-text ebooks.
News
  1. Nexis Uni (replaces LexisNexis)    Top database for current news.
  2. US Newsstream   National, regional, news wires, transcripts and the Ithaca Journal

Events Management

Articles: Journals:

Books:

DVD: Websites:

Ithaca Organizations & Events

Tompkins Festivals: A Resource for Tompkins County Event Planners:  Event Manual

Websites (many offer RSS,  Twitter feeds, and Event Calendars):

Print Directory:  ask for it at the Reference Desk

Industry Information Dissemination

The following are ways industries disseminate information to the public (compiled by Jim Bondra, Business Librarian):

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