This trial covers eight market research publications produced by Richard Miller & Associates: Consumer Behavior 2013, Entertainment, Media & Advertising Market Research Handbook 2013-2014, Healthcare Market Research Handbook 2013-2014, International Consumer Markets 2014, Restaurant, Food & Beverage Market Research Handbook 2013, Retail Business Market Research Handbook 2013-2014, Sports Marketing 2013, and Travel & Tourism Market Research Handbook 2013-2014. Each publication is in pdf format and provides detailed market research statistics. The trial is available until November 20, 2013.
Statistical Abstract of the United States is now on trial. It is an authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. It covers everything from population data to the number of gallons of ice cream consumed by the average American. It was produced by the Census department from 1878 until 2012, before ceasing, due to budget cuts. It is now being produced by Proquest. This new online version has live links to government data sources, the ability to download statistical data into Excel, and citations for the data in APA and MLA formats. The trial is available until November 17, 2013.
The Libraries’ are running a trial of the Plunkett Research Online database. Plunkett covers market research, industry statistics, trends, and analysis of top companies. The database can only be accessed on campus and is intended for research purposes only. Trial access is available through November 2, 2013.
Due to the current government shutdown, most of the federal data sites, including those from the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis are closed. Some alternative ways of obtaining U.S. data include the following:
Statistical Insight Indexes statistics in federal, state, and international documents. Approximately 15% of federal statistical publications are available in full text.
Social Explorer The database includes the entire US Decennial Census history from 1790 to 2010, all annual updates from the American Community Survey, the Religious Congregations and Membership Study from 1980 to 2000, and selected election and carbon emissions data.
Internet Archive Wayback Machine Should help provide access to many government data and information resources currently unavailable via traditional means. Please keep in mind that the information on the Archive will not be updated during the shutdown.
World Development Indicators Produced by the World Bank, this database contains demographic and economic statistical information for the countries of the world, including the U.S.
There is now a new subject guide for Case Study Research. The guide covers article databases, sources of historical financial information on companies, websites that provide case studies and other library resources on the topic. The guide can be accessed by going to the Libraries’ homepage, clicking on the Subject Guides link and then clicking on the Management & Business link.
The Libraries have recently added the Social Explorer database. The database includes the entire US Decennial Census history from 1790 to 2010, all annual updates from the American Community Survey, the Religious Congregations and Membership Study from 1980 to 2000, and selected election and carbon emissions data. Users can customize, save, print, export and email maps and reports. The site is updated three times annually. Includes only state and county data through 1930. Includes tracts 1940 to present and block groups 1980 to present. Does not include STF 1 block level data.
The International Historical Statistics books (International Historical Statistics, Africa, Asia, & Oceania, International Historical Statistics, Europe, and International Historical Statistics, the Americas) have now been compiled into a single online resource. This series contains a variety of historical statistics on a wide range of economic and social issues. International Historical Statistics, 1750-2010 is available via the Libraries’ catalog. The chapters can be viewed as PDF documents, with Excel available for downloading the statistical files.
Morningstar Investment Services has switched from print to online only access. The print version was formerly kept behind the Reference Desk in Bartle Library. Morningstar provides real-time access to comprehensive data and independent analysis on thousands of investments, spanning mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and closed-end funds. The database is limited to two simultaneous users.
The 2012 Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded this week to two American economists, Alvin E. Roth of Harvard and Lloyd Shapley of UCLA, for their work in market design and matching theory. Some selected works by and about Roth and Shapley are below.
Stochastic games and related topics : in honor of Professor L.S. Shapley, edited by T.E.S. Raghavan … [et al.] QA269 .S76 1991
The Shapley value : essays in honor of Lloyd S. Shapley, edited by Alvin E. Roth HB144 .S533 1988
Laboratory experimentation in economics : six points of view, edited by Alvin E. Roth. HB131 .L32 1987
Game-theoretic models of bargaining, edited by Alvin E. Roth HB144 .G36 1985
The Business and Company Resource Center database has a new name, Business Insights: Essentials, and a new interface. Users can now use keyword searching for the entire database, enhancing the discovery of company and industry information, including company histories and chronologies, financials, articles, SWOT analyses, etc. Graphs, charts, and tables are now downloadable.