Month: May 2016

Using Passport for industry information

The Library subscribes to Passport and Passport Industrial, which provide industry analysis and market research reports. Our Business Team had a useful update meeting with Passport’s publisher Euromonitor this week and we thought it would be helpful to pass on some highlights to users.

As well as monitoring industry trends and market size, Passport also provides strategic information, with forecasts for the next five years compiled by Euromonitor analysts. It covers around 100 countries including some emerging markets, with data going back to 1977. We also subscribe to the ‘Industrial’ collection (it’s slightly hidden – access via Economies tab), for information on business to business and commercial markets; sectors covered include finance and insurance, machinery and transport.

A particular Passport feature is the Dashboard which provides interactive maps to visualise a huge range of data with options to customise, as well as links to further statistics and reports.

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While the current user interface is not always intuitive (!) a new and improved search is due to become available in early June – please do give it a go and explore some of the valuable reports and data included. For further information or help please contact the Business Team at

Passport is available to all Imperial students and staff from the Library’s Business support web pages.

Rosemary Russell, Business Librarian


CINAHL – a new database for nursing and allied health professionals

Library Services have recently subscribed to CINAHL.

CINAHL is the most comprehensive database for information relating to nursing and allied health disciplines including medical/laboratory technology, dental hygiene, athletic training and speech-language pathology. It includes articles from nearly 3000 journals, health care books and conference proceedings.

Why not test your Medicine librarian by seeing if they can remember what CINAHL stands for?! (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Health Literature)

Our Medicine Subject Support page lists your librarians as well as providing a link to CINAHL in the Bibliographic Databases section. You can also find CINAHL via Library Search or clicking on the link below.


There are help sheets to help you use CINAHL in the searching and browsing section of this EBSCO help page.

Library Services welcome your feedback about all our resources, please send us your comments and enquiries via ASK the Library.

Rebecca Jones, Liaison Librarian (Medicine), Charing Cross Campus Library