Subject searching for BRE Global
BRE Global needed to know about any British Standards on floating houses, dwellings, homes, marinas or moorings, but not boats. The knowledge centre performed a subject search and provided a list of relevent standards. As a result BRE Global found the information they needed quickly and without costly research.
BRE was trying to track down any British Standards on floating houses, dwellings, homes, marinas or moorings, but not boats.
Our Information Specialists used a range of different databases to give the most comprehensive results. They then sent a spreadsheet containing a list of the relevent standards.
Although no results came up by searching for “(Hous* OR Home*) AND (River OR float*)”, several results came up as result of the search for “(float* OR river*) AND (hous* OR dwelling* OR home* OR marin* OR mooring*).
BRE Global was satisfied with the list of the results and went on to request scope and contents pages for one of the British Standards. This helped them to make the right choice in purchasing.
Marion Bodian, the Information Services Advisor at BRE Global Limited, says:
“I have been satisfied with the service from the Knowledge Centre when I have asked for help with literature searches. The reply has been prompt. I have been re-assured in the knowledge that the Centre staff are much more familiar with the databases than I am as an occasional user. They have access to other databases that I don’t have access to, so I am glad to have the back-up. Whenever I have found it difficult to find Standards, especially withdrawn Standards, I have always had a prompt reply answering my questions.”
About BRE Global
BRE Global is an independent, third-party approvals organisation, offering certification of products, services and systems to an international market. They work in sectors including fire, security and the environment. They offer cutting-edge research and consultancy services. They are BSI members.
About subject searching
A subject search can save you time and help you avoid expensive mistakes.
The Knowledge Centre provides a subject searching service for all BSI members. We use a variety of standards databases to extract timely and relevant information relating to standards.
This can either be searches for equivalencies, or searches on topics or keywords within standards. You'll receive your search results in just one working day.
Could a subject search help you find the right information?
The knowledge centre help line service is available 09:00-17:00 Monday-Friday by phone or email. We'll answer your query within one working day.
Call +44 (0)20 8996 7004 or email Knowledgecentre@bsigroup.com
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