In the area of entrepreneurship, the variety of scope of the resources can be overwhelming. Case studies, business plans, scholarly articles, market research, reference books, and other resources are not readily discoverable with natural language searches in the leading Web search engines. The most carefully crafted and executed search of the free Web will fail to discover many valuable and relevant items. To solve this problem, ProQuest and EBSCO Industries, Inc, two of the world's leading information agents, developed products that attempt to aggregate these disparate sources: ProQuest Entrepreneurship, which launched in July 2008, and EBSCOhost's Entrepreneurial Studies Source, introduced in January 2010. For this article, the authors intend to compare and contrast their content, interfaces, and bibliographic management capabilities. They also considered the overlap between the content found in the entrepreneurial offerings and other databases from the two companies, as well as overlap between the two entrepreneurial databases.
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