These are the sorts of questions where an Information Broker can help you. We are professional searchers - and will search not just the Internet but also proprietary databases such as Factiva, Westlaw, Dialog and Dun & Bradstreet, among others. These databases hold information on patents, scientific research, legal cases, and news going back a number of decades, from 1000s of newspapers and magazines across the world. Many such databases are not available to the casual searcher - or require experience and practice to use to the fullest extent.
There is a lot more material available from these secondary information sources than can be found on Google. Some estimates put it at a few hundred times more! Apart from the proprietary informaton such as mentioned above (protected by passwords so only subscribers can access it) a considerable amount of valuable information is hidden and can't be found using conventional search engines - including information held on deep-web databases that are missed by most search engines.
Rather than just depend on the information you can find on the web using Google it is always better to search all possible sources to make sure that nothing is missed - especially if not finding the information will result in work having to be repeated or in poor decisions based on inadequate data.
We are known as experts in online searching using both proprietary sources and the Intenet, and are full members of the Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP) as well as the UK's Chartered Institute of Marketing and Special Libraries Association.
Let us help you find the information you need, at a price you can afford to pay!
- We'll check news archive databases globally, looking for items mentioning your competitor, their products, people or technologies.
- We'll scan the industry and regional press world-wide for relevant mentions.
- We'll check patent and trademark databases, company filing records, planning applications, European Union and UK government records and more....
so as to ensure that you obtain the information you need to make the decisions that take you forward!
Our costs for this are based on the cost we pay for the information - subject to a minimum charge for our search time. Article costs will vary from around $3.00 for a single article to many times this for a full market research report. However before we start work we will always ask for a budget or limit, or alternatively report on what is available and give you a price to obtain the information.