Gartner, one of the world’s leading sources of information on IT, is now available to all students, staff and faculty on campus. This includes 110,000 research documents across 1,200 topics covering all aspects of IT. There are articles and research reports on many areas of interest to Management students and faculty, including, MIS, Operations Management, Strategy, and Leadership. To access Gartner, go online and follow the prompts.
The Libraries have added a new online resource, the Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management. Covering over 700 entries and a further 85 signposts, written by leading academics, practitioners and emerging stars, The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management provides a rich and comprehensive overview of the field. All aspects of the field are covered. Efforts have been made to secure a balance between the theoretical and the more empirically/practitioner oriented side of strategic management.
The Libraries are running a trial of the Euromonitor International Passport database. EIP is a market research database with global coverage of industry, country and company information. Want to know the bottled water market in China? Consumer trends in India? In-car entertainment systems in the United States? Passport covers these topics and many more. This trial will be available (on campus only) until February 28, 2014.
The Libraries have added the Sixth National Population Census of China 中国第六次全国人口普查数据库 database to our holdings. The NPCC collects all data of the 2010 Chinese population census that has been published by China Statistics Press. The 2010 census is the most comprehensive demographic data since 1949 that includes a complete population data of the whole country, 31 provinces and centrally administered municipalities. It also includes data from 2872 units at county level. Currently, the database only has a Chinese language interface, but an English language interface will be available soon.
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.