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Resources to winnow your pool of ideas
Business Source Complete
Business Source Complete is the world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. In addition, searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals.
Data.gov is the Federal governments one-stop shop for data of all kinds, including GIS and scientific data.
Google Patent Search
Useful for a quick double check on elements of your product without dealing with the US Patent office's website
U.S. Patent Office Search Page
Variety of resources and tutorials for more in-depth patent searching
- Connect concepts in a database using AND
- This will narrow down your pool of options, allowing you to see more relevant articles and get rid of ones that don't fit.
- Search for similar concepts using OR
- (Concept 1 OR Concept 2). Always use parentheses when using OR