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A SUPER Idea For Finding Information On Niche Topics

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by therealblackbox, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. therealblackbox

    therealblackbox Registered Member

    Oct 7, 2008
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    Okay so I have been banging my head until three in the morning every day and trying to understand this blog thing. I have not actually created my own yet, but I think I came up with a way for people to find information on very vague topics as from what I understand content generators have a harder time finding stuff...

    I am a college student, and I don't know who goes to school here, but at my school we have a special login to research literally THOUSANDS of articles, Periodicals, Digital Collections, and the Internal Library Database.

    A lot of these collections have journals, peer-reviewed journals, that are indexed, and cover many of the gray areas MOST of us I am assuming might be interested in...I am sure schools such as UCLA, Harvard, and even regular public libraries have information such as this as well...Ill throw up a few examples below:

    Like this:

    I typed in "weight" and this is what I came up with:

    Healthy weight journal [electronic resource].

    Hettinger, ND : Healthy Living Institute, c1994-c2003.

    Voluntary Guidelines for Providers of Weight Loss Products or Services [electronic resource].

    [S.l.] : [s.n.]

    Another I tried was Relationship Addiction and came up with this:

    1 Relationship addiction.
    2 Relationship addiction in adolescence.
    3 Relationship addiction in adolescence -- Case studies.
    4 Relationship addiction in adolescence -- United States.

    Notice that sometimes they may even narrow it down for you and help you find niches!!!

    These are just ROUGH examples as I did not try to get very detailed...and if looking for CONTENT, with a unique writer...this should prove to be a very good tool...

    I dont know if they are free or not, but here are some that I see listed here:

    Academic Search Elite (EBSCO)

    MEDLINE (ISI)-Indexes, abstracts more than 4,600 medical journals, 1950-

    NetLibrary-Provides access to thousands of electronic books that have been converted into electronic format from copyrighted, printed books

    Nutrition Abstracts Reviews (CABI)-Abstracts over 1000 academic journals, books, reports and conferences, 1991-

    Project Muse more about Project Muse-Includes over 300 full text scholarly journals in humanities, arts, and social sciences from 60 scholarly publishers. Dates vary, 1990 to present.

    PubList-Free Internet directory of over 150,000 print and electronic publications including magazines, journals, newsletters, and monographs. Registration required.

    PubMed more about PubMed-Offers Medline (currently indexing over 5,000 journals), several molecular biology and chemical databases. Some full text journals and books, 1950-

    Film & Television Literature Index (EBSCO) more about Film & Television Literature Index (EBSCO)-Indexes over 350 U.S. and international film and television periodicals, including popular magazines, scholarly journals, and trade publications. In addition, selected content is chosen from thousands of additional publications that contain relevant content. Dates of coverage vary.

    Hopefully this helps some one come up with creative ways to get stuff done. If this does, just hit the thanks. Great forum. Nice to see people help others out.

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  2. top1984

    top1984 Registered Member

    Sep 14, 2008
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    That's a good idea.

    Here is another way to get the most up-to-date information on any niche.

    Subscribe to the rss feeds from those Big news sites, like BBC, CNN, with Google Reader and every time you need information on a niche, just do a search on Google Reader and you'll get the most up-to-date news and information.

    Hit me with thanks if you find it useful.
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  3. deth_by_uv

    deth_by_uv Power Member

    Feb 26, 2008
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    Google Adwords Keyword Tool also does this for you:


    On top of that, it's data directly from the most widely used search engine while giving you search volume and competition (advertisers). You can do more manual research by doing a search in google and seeing the actual search results and number of advertisers to narrow down your niche choices even further...

    Then go back into your library system and get content from there and just swap out the keywords in those journals, reports, etc...
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  4. magnolia3

    magnolia3 Junior Member

    Mar 31, 2008
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    Sounds like a good idea. Maybe I will try it later.

    Thanks bro
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  5. billyjean65

    billyjean65 Junior Member

    Jul 24, 2008
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    Thanks it looks like an plausible idea to implement
  6. bananahands

    bananahands Regular Member

    Mar 25, 2008
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    hmmmmmm interesting....run with that...see where it leads you :biggthump

    I like MNF and google trends myself but I could see this working.
  7. xeon2neon

    xeon2neon Registered Member

    Apr 6, 2008
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    Keyword Tool work for me ..maybe some magazine for niches..work like charm..