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Databases

British Standards Online (BSOL)

Information about this database

British Standards Online provides free access to the full-text of almost all British Standards as well as their European and International equivalents. It also includes historical versions of British Standards.

British Standards are created by industry experts and represent agreed best practice and standards that enhance innovation, productivity, sustainability and safety.

There are British Standards for all business and industry sectors. They can help your business improve its efficiency, productivity and safety, by accessing best practice guidelines quickly and easily.

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Available in all libraries. Neither customers or staff can download or print from the BSOL database.Available in all libraries. Neither customers or staff can download or print from the BSOL database.

COBRA (Complete Business Reference Advisor)

Information about this database

This is collection of practical information for anyone setting up, running or managing a business. It contains a wide range of useful business information including start up guides, management fact sheets, business specific data, and UK market reports.

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Database link

Available at all libraries and from home via library card login:

https://kentlib.cobwebinfo.com/

Remote access is limited to 12 business information briefings, 12 business opportunity profiles and 6 UK market synopsis, in a year. Library access is unlimited.

EMIS

Information about this database

The leading market research platform for company, industry, and country level research on global growth markets. It specialises in time-sensitive, hard-to-get, relevant news, research and analytical data, peer comparisons from emerging markets; and can be used to compare businesses and industries in terms of financial positions. Our subscription covers 168 countries, 250 industry sectors, 5600 publications and more than 9.4m company profiles.

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Access is via Kent History and Library Centre and / or BIPC Kent.

Espacenet

Information about this database

Espacenet is accessible to beginners and experts and is updated daily. It contains data on more than 130 million patent documents from around the world. Supporting information can help you understand whether a patent has been granted and if it is still in force. It helps entrepreneurs determine the best route to patent their property.

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Freely available from the European Patent Office (EPO). Espacenet can be accessed worldwide, and is available via all libraries.

https://worldwide.espacenet.com/patent/

Euromonitor

Information about this database

Provides data and insight on industries, economies, and consumers worldwide. Helps clients analyse market context and identify future trends. Our subscription covers 50 countries.

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Database link

Available at KHLC/BIPC.

FAME (Filter, Analyse, Measure and Evaluate)

Information about this database

FAME is a research tool that can be used to search for company reports, contacts, financial standing, credit and ownership details for all UK registered companies. It can also be used to download market intelligence reports; and produce mailing lists tailored to your requirements.

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Database link

Access at KHLC/BIPC, but customers can only search the database, not export results. Customers must contact AKL/BIPC staff for the mailing list service.

Fame will also be available at the BIPC spokes when they come online. The same restrictions at KHLC/BIPC will also apply.

Frost and Sullivan

Information about this database

A research tool that provides in-depth market research, strategy reports and technical insights with global coverage on a continental level. Focuses on key industry sectors: healthcare, chemicals, IT, telecoms, electronics, industry, transportation, technology, energy, aerospace and defence.

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Database link

Access is via Kent History and Library Centre and / or BIPC Kent.

GRANTfinder

Information about this database

GRANTfinder allows you to search for all types funding including loans, awards and grants to help local companies succeed and grow. Start-ups and existing businesses can search independently through the thousands of funds available to them. These include European Union and government programmes, regional schemes, local authority funds, and prestigious business award competitions.

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Database link

Available at KHLC/BIPC.

IBISWorld

Information about this database

This is a market research tool that can be used to forecast industries and businesses. It uses UK standard international codes (SIC) to draw industry specific information on businesses. Includes statistics, analysis, risk scores and revenue forecasts.

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Database link

Access is via Kent History and Library Centre and / or BIPC Kent.

Charts, graphs and images from reports can be copied for use in presentations.

Local Data Online

Information about this database

Retail location data and insight for 7,000 UK locations, 450 business types and thousands of companies. Includes market analysis, profiling and risk analysis for high streets, town centres, shopping centres, retail parks and out of town stores. You can understand local, regional and national occupancy and vacancy trends, using primary research to enhance your decisions.

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Database link

Available at KHLC/BIPC

The above databases are all available now. Kompass is coming online shortly.

Kompass Worldwide

Information about this database

Primarily a business-to-business (B2B) resource, Kompass contains information on over 43 million companies across 71 countries worldwide. It is a key source for manufacturers and suppliers with over 300,000 topics covered.

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Available at KHLC/BIPC

Kompass will also be available at the BIPC spokes when they come online.

The following are not strictly business database, but might still be of use to BIPC customers:

Access to Research

Information about this database

Free, walk-in access to over 15 million academic articles in participating public libraries across the UK. Students and independent researchers can now access many of the world’s best academic papers from leading publishers who have made their journal content available for free.

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Database link

Access to Research can be accessed from any location, although full text of articles is only available from our libraries.

http://www.accesstoresearch.org.uk/

NewsBank

Information about this database

Comprehensive collection of reliable news sources covering a wide array of topics and issues. Articles are taken from print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos. Includes Investors Chronicle, Money Management, Datamonitor, The Banker, The Times.

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Database link

Available at all libraries and from home via library card login

https://infoweb.newsbank.com/signin/
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OverDrive

Information about this database

Day-of-release access to journals and national newspapers – e.g. Economist, New Scientist, Guardian, Telegraph.

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Database link

Available via library card login online, and by Android and iOS app.

https://kent.overdrive.com/

Westlaw UK

Information about this database

Up to date and fully amended UK legislation, and more than 400,000 case reports and transcripts.

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Database link

Available from KHLC/BIPC

Which?

Information about this database

The Consumer Association’s independent guide to products, services, and traders.

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Database link

Available from the following libraries:

  • KHLC/BIPC
  • Ashford
  • Canterbury
  • Dartford
  • Dover
  • Folkestone
  • Gravesend
  • Margate
  • Sevenoaks
  • Sittingbourne
  • Tonbridge
  • Tunbridge Wells