Over at Information Advisor, as noted in Bob Berkman’s blog entry, he reports on the results of a survey he took to find out what vendors information professionals trusted the most and the least. Of the 100 respondents to his survey, 32% put Factiva first. 28% said they trusted LexisNexis the most and 18% voted for Dialog as most trustworthy. At the bottom was D&B with only 12% claiming they trusted its content.
Hmm, so the three that rate the highest are aggregators, while the one that rates lowest is a content provider, which interestingly enough, provides its content to the aggregators. Is D&B more trustworthy if I search it on LexisNexis and Dialog than if I search it by itself?