Volume 8, Number 6 June 2000
D&B's Million Dollar Directory on the Internet (MDDI) and aggregator alternatives
by Amelia Kassel
WEB WISE WAYS column discusses The Million Dollar Database Series on
the Internet (MDDI) from D&B, a collection of basic company profiles
with executive biographies. Says it combines three of its print
directories into one database. Details the content of the Million
Dollar Database, "The D&B Reference Book of Corporate
Managements," and Business Rankings. Notes that users can access
WorldBase Linkage Locators at no extra cost. Describes the search
options and results displays. Cautions that MDDI can only download
records 100 at a time. Remarks on the data quality and integrity,
and says that D&B has improved its update cycle. Notes that Primark
recently announced the addition of the Million Dollar Directory Plus
(MDD) to its services. Includes a table of prices for MDDI slices
and for National Coverage. Mentions alternatives from The Gale
Group, Dialog, and Thomson Financial.
Includes two screen displays and two tables.
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