IBISWorld, New Industry Database

The Libraries have added a new business database, IBISWorld.  It provides analysis of over 900 U.S. industries (including specialized industries), 200 Chinese industries and 75 global industries. Each report contains an industry profile, performance data, market share, supply chain, outlook, competition and key statistics. It greatly expands the libraries’ industry coverage.

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Two Database Trials

The Libraries are running two trials of Sage business databases.  As is usual with library trials, the databases can be accessed on-campus only.  Trials run until May 1st, 2016.

SAGE Business Cases Now in beta, SAGE Business Cases is the first discipline-wide digital collection tailored to library needs. These cases bring business to life – inspiring researchers to develop their own best practices and prepare for professional success.

SAGE Video Business & Management Collection Currently in beta, over 60 hours are available in this extensive and diverse collection. When complete, it will feature more than 150 hours of video, including in-depth interviews with experts from across the globe on topics as varied as innovation management, corporate social responsibility and social media marketing. View the latest insights from marketing practitioners and watch management professionals, business leaders, entrepreneurs and marketers at work.

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U.S. Census Bureau Free Webinar Series

The U.S. Census Bureau Data Dissemination team will conduct a series of free data access webinars to all interested data users. Attendees will learn how to access demographic, socioeconomic, housing, and business data from decennial census, American Community Survey, Economic Programs, and more.

When: February 5 – March 31, 2016.

To learn about and register for the webinars visit census.govhttp://www.census.gov/mso/www/training/

Space is available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

They will be conducting thematic sessions utilizing different data tools such as the American Fact Finder, Quick Facts, Data Ferret, Census Explorer, Local Employment Dynamics, Business Dynamics Statistics, Voting Hot Reports, etc. All sessions are conducted by a representative from the U.S. Census Bureau and will last between 30 min-2 hours. If you are not familiar with the American Fact Finder tool, it is recommended that you attend an introduction to American Fact Finder webinar or the Quick Data Reports prior to participating in others sessions.

 If you have questions about a session, please contact the specific instructor for that session.

Alexandra Barker: alexandra.s.barker@census.gov
Eric Coyle: eric.a.coyle@census.gov
Anthony Eremitaggio: Anthony.eremitaggio@census.gov
Ana Maria Garcia: ana.maria.garcia@census.gov
David Kraiker: david.j.kraiker@census.gov
Brunie Sánchez: brunilda.sanchez@census.gov

Important to Know:

  • These webinars will not be recorded in order to reduce the risk of technical issues.
  • We recommend that you test your computer at least 30 minutes before your first webinar to ensure you have the appropriate software installed.
  • Audio is provided via conference call.
  • Materials will be sent to participants prior to or after each webinar.
  • Feel free to reach out directly to the instructor of your session


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Datastream Terminal Upgrade Warning

The computer which houses the economic and financial database Datastream is due to be replaced with a newer, faster model very soon.  Anyone who has data on that terminal should download it to a USB until the new computer is up and running.

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WRDS Account Change

There will be a change to the WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services) policy concerning account expiration dates that will affect faculty and staff accounts. Starting January 18, 2016, for security precautions, all WRDS accounts will be required to have expiration dates.

All new faculty and staff accounts will automatically be assigned expiration dates 5 years from the date of creation. Expiration dates will be enabled on a rolling basis for all existing accounts. One month before an expiration date, WRDS will email the user to let them know their account is expiring. The email will include instructions for requesting an account extension.

Accounts for PhD and Masters students, as well as Research Assistants expire after two years but can be renewed as needed.

The approvals will be handled the same way as new account requests. That is, WRDS Representatives will receive an email when a request to extend an account has been submitted. It will have the same link to the Pending Approval page as the one in new account request emails.

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IBISWorld Database Trial

The Libraries are running a trial of the IBISWorld database. It will be of most use in the areas of Strategy, Marketing, Finance and some areas of Engineering. It is the largest producer of Industry Market Research Reports in the US and is a trusted supplier to hundreds of academic institutions across the country including more than 200 AACSB Schools and all eight Ivy League Schools. They are a provider of comprehensive business intelligence with reports on more than 1300 US industries. They also produce China, UK, Australia, Canada, and Global Industry Reports along with research on 350+ key economic, demographic and consumer drivers that impact industries. Reports can be downloaded and viewed online. Trial runs through December 15, 2015.

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Mintel Database Trial

The Libraries are doing a trial of the Mintel database. Mintel is a market research and consumer insights company publishing syndicated market research reports in sixteen broad-based industries. It also covers trends and demographics. Due to trial restrictions, reports can be viewed but not downloaded.  As with other trial databases, Mintel can only be used on campus. Trial runs through Friday, November 20, 2015. Mintel can be accessed via the Libraries’  Trial Databases page.

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Global Financial Data Registration Problems

The Global Financial Data database is experiencing technical difficulties when trying to register users from Binghamton University.  This database requires free registration for use.  The database provider is working on the problem. For the immediate future, it may take an hour or so for new Binghamton University registrations to go through.  If you register and experience a longer delay, please contact Sarah Maximiek, at maximiek@binghamton.edu.

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RKMA Reference Handbooks & Statista Database Trials

The Libraries are running two trials that will be of interest to Management and Economics students. Both databases are for on-campus use only.

RKMA  Reference Handbooks covers eight market research publications produced by Richard Miller & Associates. The topics covered include: business to business marketing, consumer behavior and consumer marketing, consumer use of the internet & mobile web, entertainment, media and advertising,  healthcare, international, leisure business market, retail and sports markets and travel and leisure markets. Each publication is in pdf format and provides detailed market research statistics. Trial runs through November 6, 2015.

The second trial is of the statistical database, Statista. This database contains over one million statistics from over 18,000 sources. Search results are broken down into statistics, forecasts, industry surveys, studies, topics, and infographics. Trial runs through November 8th, 2015.

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Sustainability Reference Center

The Libraries’ have subscribed to a new database, Sustainability Reference Center.  This is a full-text database that covers many areas relating to sustainability such as corporate social responsibility, environmental stewardship, regulations, green issues, renewable energy, climate change economics, and social entrepreneurship.

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