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An Introduction to This Guide

When you are planning a new product or innovative business, there are many ways in which library research can help.

Resources at a library can help you brainstorm product ideas and understand basic concepts and product information.  They can also help you research companies and industries that relate to what you hope to do.

Do you want to learn more about existing products or processes, similar to what you have in mind?  Are you also trying to understand "the market" for your product by finding demographic information?  Library books and electronic resources can provide useful materials in these areas, as well.

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