Passport (Database Tutorial)  

How to use Passport to find country, industry, and consumer information on both domestic and international markets.
Last Updated: Sep 22, 2014 URL: http://guides.library.pdx.edu/passport Print Guide

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    Contains extensive statistics and analyses on countries, industries, companies, and consumers.

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In this Guide

logoIn this guide you will learn how to use Passport, a premier library database that provides country, industry, and consumer data and analyses on both domestic (US) and international markets.

What is Passport?

A comprehensive market research database with detailed statistics and expert analyses on global markets and consumers. Focuses on consumer products and services.

What kind of information is available in Passport?

  • Country data and analyses: economy, finance, trade, labor, technology, infrastructure, environment, etc.
  • Country-specific industry/market data and analyses: e.g., apparel market in Brazil or wine market in China. Detailed information covers market size, market shares, production and trade, trends, and more. Focuses on consumer products and services.
  • Company profiles (for top companies in an industry): strategic positioning, brand strategy, competitive analysis, market assessment, etc..

What's the best way to use Passport?

  • Browse: to get information on a specific category or generate a ranked list based on category or geography.
  • Menu search: to generate comparisons based on multiple criteria.
  • Keyword search: to search with specific keywords and get results across categories.
      

    Help & Tutorials

    After logging in Passport, click on icon on the top database menu. The Help Videos and Definitions are particularly helpful for new users.

    Below is a list of tutorials on finding specific items in Passport: