Competitive Intelligence – A Selective Resource Guide – Updated January 2020
This guide on competitive intelligence resources was first published in 2005, and Sabrina I. Pacifici has continued to update it regularly over the past 14 years. It is a comprehensive current awareness guide that focuses on identifying a selective but wide range of reliable, topical, predominantly free websites and resources to support effective legal research. The scope includes internet search, discovery, monitoring, analyzing and reviewing current and historical data, news, reports, statistics and profiles on companies, markets, countries, people and issues, from a national and a global perspective. Sabrina’s guide is a “Best of the Web” resource that encompasses search engines, portals, government sponsored and open source databases, news and topical alerts, data archives, as well academic, corporate and publisher specific services and applications. Her recommendations are accompanied by links to trusted and targeted content and sources produced by reputable media and publishing companies, business, government, academe, IGOs and NGOs, and expert legal and technology professionals. This competitive intelligence guide maintains focus on the requirements of multi-disciplinary subject matter researchers. This latest version includes dozens of updated links, deletion of sites that no longer exist, as well as numerous new sites with value added content. For 24 years, LLRX has not changed its URL and the webzine remains an independent, non-affiliated, one woman owned and edited publication. Please refer to this guide as a reliable resource on which you may depend and to which I hope you will refer as you engage in research, knowledge discovery, managing knowledge services, and as a reliable resource for teaching and training programs. As always, I appreciate your suggestions to include additional sites and sources in this guide. Thank you – and may your research always shine light on the facts, regardless of efforts to bury, obscure or diminish them. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Scholar Search Engines.