Find International Media and Telecommunications Information with Passport GMID

Find International Media and Telecommunications Information with Passport GMID

Hi this is Jessica Hagman from Ohio University Libraries and in this video I’m going to show you
how to find international media information using the Passport GMID database. To get to
Passport GMID, start from the library’s homepage and click on the “databases” tab and then
do a research for the name of the database, so Passport GMID and and then click Search. On this page, you just need to click on a
link that says Passport GMID to go to the database. If you’re off campus before you get here
you’ll be asked to login with your Ohio ID and password. Click that you accept the terms and
conditions for using the database and then you’ll be able to use it. To
find media information I recommend that you
scroll over the “countries and consumers” section of this black bar and then click on
“technology communications and media” and there’s two different ways you can
go about finding information, you could start with a category of information such as Computers & Internet. Click “go” and this will give you a search tree of available information that
you could use. So I might want to find out how many personal
computers are in use, how many internet users there are, and let’s look at something under
telecommunications. I want to know the amounts of total telecommunications revenues. You
can choose as many of these as you like. When you’re done, click on “now
choose geographies” and then choose a location. I’m going to go with Western Europe and
I’m interested in France, Germany, and Italy. You can do one or as many of these as
you want. And then scroll down, and click on “run search” and then you can
see the kind of information that you get. So we have some these are reports or
strategy briefings and some of them are data. Lets look at, here we have an article
about the EU trying to narrow the digital divide. Lets look
for some data. How about the number of Internet users using the
categories on the left hand side. So we have Countries and Consumers Annual Data. That’s in statistics. I can see we have information here on the number of Internet users in these
three countries. The other way you can about finding information is to go back to
that “countries and consumers” drop down and click on “technology, communications,
and media” and scroll down and look for the “country
briefings”. I’m going to look the country briefing
for China. Click on Go and this is a report written about technology,
communications, media in that particular country. So you have a summary and we have all
sorts of information here about telecommunications, the market and remember that this database is meant
for people who are going to do business in this country so that’s the kind information that it
provides. You can also find some related
statistics from this report, so I could look at some related statistics about technology,
communications, and media in China and I get things like the “value of consumer electronics”, what kind
of things people own in their homes, or portable consumer
electronics. So this information could help you
find out what kind of media platforms people are using in China or what
kind of devices that they have. If you have any questions about using
Passport GMID to find information about technology and media
in your country, be sure to let me know.

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