RESOURCEdb is a database of business resources. Resources may be freely accessed and submitted. All resources are reviewed and ranked and only resources that provide value to business are maintained in the database.
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The default site Search is located at the top left of each page. This will search all entries in the resource database. It uses a boolean OR to match entries that include any of the search words within the Company, Title, or Keywords. Searches are case independent
Located below the default Search box this allows a selective search on the Description or Company or Title or Keywords for Any Word or All Words or the Exact Phrase.
You can also construct specialized searches using GET variables at the end of the url http://www.resourcedb.com/show.php. GET Variables are queries added after a ? on a URL. The full list of possible GET Names is provided in the table below. To use a GET search you add a GET Name=Search String query to the end of the show.php url. For example to construct a GET search for Bizpep in the Company field the url http://www.resourcedb.com/show.php?co=bizpep is used. Complex GET searches can also be constructed using a for in match query. For example to construct a GET search for Business Valuation in the Title field the url http://www.resourcedb.com/show.php?for=Business%20Valuation&in=title&match=term is used. Adding match=term to the query causes the full term "Business Valuation" to be searched for instead of the default search for any of the words in the for query. The %20 signifies a space and ensures that all browsers can interpret the query correctly.
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Resources are grouped based on the Resource Type and the Resource Application or by Special Interest area. You can browse All Resources or limit your selection using a Resource Type, Application or Special Interest link.
To enhance resource selection each resource page includes the list of keywords related to the resources displayed and each keyword is linked to a search for that term. This allows you to refine your search by simply clicking a specific keyword.
Below the Keywords is the resource selection criteria applied for the displayed resources ie Resources where Company or Title or Keywords includes bizpep selected.
The current Sort method displayed as text while other Sort methods are links that can be clicked to re sort the resource selection. The default sort is by Rating. Date refers to the date the resource was added to the database.
Page navigation is provided via the << < Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 > >> links and is based on groups of 10 pages. The current page is displayed as text while other pages are links that can be clicked to open the page. Goto the first page using <<, the previous page using <, the next page using >, and the last page using >>.
Each resource is displayed in an individual table. At the top left is the resource title, this is linked to the web page that relates specifically to the resource.
At the top right is the Company that owns the resource, this is linked to the Company home page.
Resource Type and Resource Application
Each resource can have one resource type and up to three applications. These are set when the resource is submitted.
If the Resource Type is software the cost of licensing this software is displayed. This is generally based on a standard single user license. Where applicable full details on current pricing and options can be accessed using the Pricing Details link displayed with the resource.
If the Resource Type is software the operating systems on which the software is designed to run are displayed.
The current rating of the resource is displayed from 1 star (the lowest) up to 5 stars (the highest). This is an indication of what other users think of the resource. You can add your rating of the resource by simply clicking the Rating link below the resource description and then on the Resource Rate page click the required line of stars to rate the resource from 1 (the lowest) up to 5 (the highest). For example if you want to rate the resource as 5 star click on the line of 5 stars and your rating will be recorded.
The following details relate to submitting a resource to RESOURCEdb, this can be done using the Submit link in the top menu. Resources can be submitted by providing a web page url or for a software resource a pad file url. When you mouseover a ? on the submit pages support notes are displayed. To open the notes page in a new window click any ? on the submit pages.
To locate existing resources in the database you can use the search feature:
When you update an existing resource all previously submitted data will be overwritten.
Conditions of Submission
Resources can be freely submitted to www.RESOURCEdb.com. While anyone can submit a resource the details including url's submitted must be those of the resource owner. All resources submitted must be business related. Resourcedb reserves the right to remove or block any submission without notification. If a resource does not suit the database it will be excluded from public display. If an excluded resource is called directly using a Source URL (so=***) GET Search the reason for the resource exclusion may be displayed.
The type of resource.
The URL from which the resource information will be retrieved. For a software resource this is usually a pad file, for other resources this is the URL of the resource information web page. When a pad file URL is used data for submission is extracted directly from the pad file. When a web page URL is used data is extracted from the web page including title, keywords, description, and site URL.
When selected submission details will be displayed prior to submission. This allows additional detail to be added or existing details modified. To improve the positioning and placement of a resource it is recommended that additional detail is provided.
The title of the resource. For a software resource this is the software title, for other resources this is usually the resource web page title.
The URL that is displayed for users to gain more information related to the resource. This is not a software download .exe or .zip file. It should be the resource owners web page that relates directly to the resource and provides additional resource information.
The email address of the resource owner. This is not displayed in any way and will never be provided to third parties. It is used only to contact the resource owner should there be any user queries relating to the resource and for notification of issues relating directly to the resource and www.resourcedb.com.
The applications under which the resource will be grouped. You can select up to three application categories for each resource. Selecting applicable application categories increases the match between users and the resource providing highly targeted resource exposure. Resources can only be allocated to a Special Interest area by RESOURCEdb.
If the RegNow Network is used to deliver or promote your resource you can increase your resource ranking. Select RegNow as the Network and provide a Product ID or Vendor ID. Resources supported by the RegNow Network may receive priority placement and promotion including allocation to Special Interest areas.
Network Resource Item Id or Company/Vendor Id
The specific product identifier for the resource or if there is no specific product identifier the vendor identifier.
For RegNow use the Product ID example 13260-1, or when the resource is not related to a specific product the Vendor ID example 13260
The description that will be displayed for the resource. When a web site is submitted and Preview selected text from paragraphs on the web page will be displayed and can be added to the description.
The keywords that relate directly to the resource.
The company name of the resource owner.
The URL that is displayed for users to gain more information related to the resource owner. This is usually the resource owners web site home page.
The price of the resource. Only displayed when applicable.
The operating systems on which the resource will run. This usually only relates to software and is only displayed when applicable.
The latest additions and updates to the RESOURCEdb business resource database are available as an RSS feed
The RSS Feed can be used to add fresh value-adding content to your web site or simply to keep track of recent additions to the database. For further details please refer to the RESOURCEdb - business resource database RSS feed page.