Getting Started with Passport

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This tutorial will cover:

  • how to access Passport
  • what kind of data is available
  • how to do a search

To begin, from the Parrish Library homepage, select the List of Business Databases on the left side of the page.

Then select Passport from the list of Parrish databases.

Passport is an online business information system providing business intelligence on countries, consumers and industries. It offers integrated access to statistics, market reports, company profiles and information sources.

Click “Search” in the toolbar at the top of the page.

Passport calls this a search tree, you can either search the full tree or browse for the content you’re looking for.

Let’s browse categories and topics.

When browsing you can select a specific category or topic, select all, or select what you’re looking for from the list.

Select “Pet Care.” Then click “Pet Food.”

Next, narrow the results down by selecting “Dog and Cat Food.” Then click “Dog Food.”

Next select the geography you’re interested in. Click “Next.”

For this example, click “North America” from the list, then select “USA.”

Click “search.”

Search criteria will be displayed at the top of the page.

At any time, you can click on “Modify Search” to make changes to your search.

Results will be divided into two columns; statistics, popular statistics at the top, and analysis on the right.

You can apply filters to your search results by clicking “Filter Analysis” or you can sort the results by clicking “Sort Results.”

Click “Dog Food in the US” to view the country report.

On the left you will see a table of contents and related content.

To download, click the download button to the left (down pointing arrow).

To print, click the print button (looks like a piece of paper).

At the top, you can view different sections of the report by clicking the other tab options.

If you find you need more help when using Passport, you can click on the “Help” button in the toolbar for access to help guides and statistics.

Now you know how to access Passport, what kind of data is available, and how to do a search.

If you have any questions please contact us at parrlib@purdue.edu.

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