Stop by the Pomerantz Business Library this Thursday, March 9th, for free pie bites! Festivities usually take place March 14th (3.14), but the Libraries are celebrating early due to spring break. Find out why Pi is so important to us.
The UI Libraries, partnering with Information Technology Services, the Office of the Provost, the Division of Sponsored Programs, and the Big Ten Academic Alliance are leading an initiative to help all research active University of Iowa staff and faculty obtain an ORCID iD and/or link their existing identifier to their University of Iowa email address.
ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a non-profit, platform agnostic registry of unique author identifiers. Many publishers, funders and academic institutions have already adopted ORCID and may be requiring its use in the near future.
Having an ORCID iD
- makes your work discoverable by others
- connects your research to you throughout your career, no matter how your name appears in publication
- distinguishes you from other researchers with similar names
- minimizes the time you spend filling out forms when submitting research or applying for grants
- is being required by major journal publishers and funders
- gives you access to an ImpactStory page (an altmetrics tool)
Click the green button below to sign up for your ORCID iD (Hawk ID and PW required)
To learn more about ORCiD at the UI, see the UI Libraries information page.
If you have any questions about ORCiD please contact your UI Subject Librarian.
See an example ORCID iD page.
See an example ImpactStory
The Rhetoric Department’s Conversation Center comes to the Business Library! The Center brings American and International students together to improve language skills and understanding. Schedule an appointment through the Center’s site. Participants meet Monday-Friday, 4-6 pm, at the tables near study room J.
Both American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries and Foreign Firms Operating in the US can now be found under the name UniWorld.
Uniworld Online helps unravel the maze of “who operates where” and “who owns whom.” Uniworld Online provides contact information for headquarters, subsidiaries, branches and executives of multinational firms. (Companies solely operating domestically are not included.)
Use this resource to find:
- information on a particular multinational firm
- lists of parent companies headquartered in a specific country
- lists of companies with subsidiaries in a specific country
IMF DataPLUS is now available as trial service. This resource provides easy access to an extensive repository of standardized and structured statistical information. The data set, Data Planet, harmonizes the database structures, making it easy to compare data from multiple sources. Users can combine exactly the series they need for models, analyses, and presentations.
The trial ends 24 November, 2016.
Please send additional comments to Kim Bloedel.
The Business Library/UI Libraries recently acquired an online streaming license to Capitalism –a film produced and directed by Ilan Ziv.
Description from Icarus Films:
CAPITALISM is an ambitious and accessible six-part documentary series that looks at both the history of ideas and the social forces that have shaped the capitalist world. Blending interviews with some of the world’s great historians, economists, anthropologists, and social critics (view the complete list of participants), with on-the-ground footage shot in twenty-two countries, CAPITALISM questions the myth of the unfettered free market, explores the nature of debt and commodities, and retraces some of the great economic debates of the last 200 years.
Each fifty-two minute episode is designed to stand alone, making these ideal for classroom use or as an additional resource for students. More info about the episodes can be found on the Icarus Film site.
A semester long trial has been arranged for the Henry Stewart Talks: Business & Management Collection. This database contains over 900 online lectures, and case studies by leading experts from commerce, industry, the professions, and academia. All lectures and case studies are suitable for inclusion in courses and as additional learning material including in blended learning and flipped classroom programs.
Topics include marketing, global management, leadership, finance, operations, strategy, and more.
Included below are titles of recently released talks and case studies:
- Building a Brand by Ms. Jan Ward, Corrotherm International Ltd.
- Knowledge Empowering Risk Management: A Case Study by Atul Vashistha, Chairman & CEO, Neo Group
- Consultancy, power, and management ideas – the case of McKinsey & Co. by Prof. Andrew Sturdy, University of Bristol, UK
- Schools of Thought in Macroeconomics by Dr. Ivan Cohen, Richmond University, UK
The trial ends December 31, 2016.
If you have questions or comments about the database, please contact Kim Bloedel.
Tippie learning coaches will be present at the Pomerantz Business Library to provide students with homework assistance, exam preparation, and more. Students enrolled in Principles of Microeconomics (ECON:1100), Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON:1200), and Statistics for Business (STAT:1030) can find help Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 5:00-7:00 pm. No scheduling is required.
Today the Pomerantz Business Library looks back at the recently ended fiscal year 2016. What follows provides a window into the impact that the business library has on the teaching, learning, and research activities of students, faculty, and staff of the Tippie College of Business and the entire University of Iowa community.
Thanks for a great FY 2016 and here’s to a strong and productive FY 2017!
Each week we will highlight one of the many databases we have here at the Pomerantz Business Library.
The database: Global Financial Data (GFD)
Global Financial Data is a collection of current and historical financial and economic data for over 200 countries, provided in ASCII or Excel format.
Use it to find:
- Time series data on a range of financial topics including US stocks, commodities, interest rates, exchange rates, international trade, etc.
- Data on social and governmental indicators such as health, income distribution, infrastructure, energy, etc.
- International data sources include Eurostat and the World Bank.
Tips for searching:
- The options for searching GFD are found on the left side of the screen (see image above).
- GFD Keyword Search allows for searching based on name (company, country, etc.), symbol, CUSIP, SIC, or NAICS.
- Hover over the title of a given data set to get a detailed description.
- GFD Filter Search allows users to narrow their search parameters before initiating a search. Parameters that can be adjusted include country, region, time period, data source, etc.
To browse data series available on particular subjects, users can set several parameters, for example country (Bulgaria) and series type (Exports and Imports), and leave the search box empty. This will generate a list of data sources that meet both parameters. Select “GFDatabase + Eurostat” option to get the broadest list of available data.
- The GFD AutoTrac feature allows users to gather data series and related settings into Workbooks (see image).
- Once the desired series have been added to a Workbook, users can download the Workbook contents onto their computers.
- The Workbook contents can then be saved within GFD for use at a later time. This makes it easier to obtain updated figures in the future.
- Settings that can be tailored by the user include currency, date range, American or European date format (MM/DD/YYYY or DD/MM/YYYY), etc.
- Data can be downloaded in CSV, XLS, or XLSX formats.
This video from the vendor provides a good overview of the AutoTrac/Workbook functions.
GFD offers built-in graphing features that allow users to generate and customize visual representations of the data found within GFD.
Graphs generated in GFD can be saved to Workbooks or they can be exported in a number of formats (Bitmap, Jpeg, PNG).