The Libraries are running three database trials of interest to business students.
The SAGE Video Collection contains key videos in social science disciplines, including business and management. It runs through 2/28/2017.
Country Watch serves as a source for in-depth country reports covering business, economic forecasts, culture, environment, government, and global election news. Covers 195 countries. Trial runs through March 10.
Both Country Watch and the Sage Video Collection can be accessed via the Libraries’ Trial Databases page.
The third trial is for the IBISWorld Procurement Database. The Libraries already subscribe to the IBISWorld Industry Database. The Procurement Database is based on Porter’s Five Forces and SWOT analysis provides a deep dive into nearly 1,000 product and service markets. University faculty and students across various departments use the collection when it’s beneficial to research product and service markets. E.g., creating a business plan and using IBISWorld Procurement to understand the major vendors, range of profit margins, life-cycle of the product/service, substitute and related goods, and regulation to know when entering a market. The trial does not permit PDF downloads, but it does allow Excel downloads.Trial runs through February 24th.
IBISWorld Procurement Database can be accessed by going to the IBISWorld Industry Database page.
Thanks to the generosity of the School of Management, the Libraries will be getting a Bloomberg terminal. It has not been set up yet, but should be up and running very soon. Bloomberg terminals provide access to a wide variety of financial data. The terminal will be located just inside of the Government Documents room, which is just off of the Bartle Reference area. A notification will be made here when it is available for use by students and faculty.
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The financial database ThomsonOne is not compatible with the newest version of Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge. Before using ThomsonOne, be sure to change your browser to an older version of Internet Explorer.
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.
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.
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.gov: http://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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric Coyle: email@example.com
Anthony Eremitaggio: Anthony.firstname.lastname@example.org
Ana Maria Garcia: email@example.com
David Kraiker: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brunie Sánchez: email@example.com
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
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.
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.
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.
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.