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Newly Added: Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands

Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands, now in online format, is available from the University of Iowa Libraries.  Need to find out how about a country and its culture before you initiate business?  Select a country and learn.*

*You will need to enter your name and University ID to access this site.

“Measurable success in the global marketplace begins with an expert understanding of international protocols, practices, and cultural cues. Without it, businesses and organizations cannot develop a competitive network of customers, suppliers, and, most important, talent.

Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands delivers essential knowledge for business people who are working abroad, traveling for business, or managing global teams from a domestic location. It empowers people to open borders, minds, and markets in more than 60 countries around the world. Each comprehensive country profile includes:

  • Country Background – history, government, language, cultural viewpoint
  • Tips on Doing Business – local style, typical business values
  • Cultural Orientation – cognitive styles, values, decision making
  • Cultural IQ Quiz – avoid costly faux pas (If presented with a gift in China, is it considered rude not to open it in front of your hosts?)
  • Know Before You Go – streaming weather, driving orientation, getting around
  • Protocol – greetings, forms of address, dress, dining, gifting conventions
  • Business Practices – importance of punctuality, negotiation practices, entertaining
  • Cultural Notes – dos and dont’s for conversations, common misunderstandings
  • Key Phrases in Local Languages – with audio to ensure correct pronunciation
  • Holidays – Up-to-date calendar of official holidays
  • Downloadable Content – that gives easy, portable access to these and other features anywhere in the world”

- “Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands” site

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Database of the Week: Mergent Online

Each week we will highlight one of the many databases we have here at the Pomerantz Business Library.

The database: Mergent OnlineMergent

Where to find it: You can find it here, and under M in the databases A-Z list.

Use it to find:

  • Company information on both public and big private companies
  • Business summary information – history, properties, subsidiaries, long-term debt, capital stock, business segments
  • Executive information
  • Ownership information
  • Equity pricing and reports
  • Access to company news
  • List of company competitors
  • Quick access to Annual Reports and other SEC filings
  • Industry reports: automotive, banking, food & beverage, heavy construction, insurance, media, , pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, healthcare, oil & gas, retail, etc.
  • Company News

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Tips for searching:

  • Search by company name or ticker symbol
  • Use the “Advanced Search” to search fro companies by: state, city, zip code, year incorporated, number of employees, number of shareholders, auditor, etc.
  • Use the tabs across the top to do a: executive search, government filings search, report search, ownership search or bond search

Take a look at our tutorials below:

Want help using Mergent ? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

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Database of the Week: FAITS – Faulkner Advisory for IT Studies

Each week we will highlight one of the many databases we have here at the Pomerantz Business Library.

The database: FAITS – Faulkner Advisory for IT Studies

Where to find it: You can find it here, and under F in the databases A-Z list. FAITS

Use it to find (from their brochure):

  • Technology tutorial reports – provide intelligence about emerging and mature technologies
  • Marketplace reports – offer an excellent way to stay current on all the latest trends and advances in the IT and communications market segments
  • Implementation guide reports – provide users with the know-how to keep a project running on a budget
  • Standards reports – examine the major IT and communications standards and protocols currently in place
  • Product profile reports – provide a concise summary of the leading products and suppliers, examine product strengths and limitations, and analyze current pricing strategies
  • Company profile reports – review business goals, sales and marketing strategies, and financial stability of the leading vendors
  • Comparison and selection guide reports – offer the intelligence user need to make the best product and service selections
  • Topics include: IT infrastructure, Telecom, Technology vendors, Linux/Open source, Healthcare IT topics, Wireless communication, Data networking, etc.

FAITS_TabletsTips for searching:

  • Start with a simple search in the search bar, or
  • Browse by topic or report type
  • Take a look at the “help with searching” page for additional suggestions – link above the search bar

Want help using FAITS ? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

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Database of the Week: Business & Economics Portfolio

Each week we will highlight one of the many databases we have here at the Pomerantz Business Library.

The database: Business & Economics Portfolio (The Conference Board)

Where to find it: You can find it here, and under B in the databases A-Z list. portfolio

Use it to find:

  • “Essential economic data coupled with superior business management research and insights from the world’s most widely-quoted source of management and economic research.” (from the website)
  • Economic data sets, including: Historical Data for Key Economic Indicators, the Conference Board Total Economy Database (macroeconomic time series on global output, input, and productivity for over 100 countries)
  • Business Management Research publications database. Topics covered include: Consumer Dynamics, Corporate Governance, Global Value Chains, Labor Markets, Risk Management, Sustainability, etc.

confernence_boardTips for searching:

  • Search Business Management Research by clicking on the search button
  • Browse by topic unless you know the report title or number
  • You can also do a keyword search, but it only searches within titles
  • Reports are listed with most recent at the top

Want help using Business & Economics Portfolio ? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

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Try it: Value Line LibraryElite

Value Line, online version, is available as a trial subscription through the University of Iowa Libraries.  This resource provides reliable, unbiased information, with accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies.

The Value Line trial ends December 24, 2014.  Please send comments to Kim Bloedel.

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Database of the Week: Academic Search Elite

Each week we will highlight one of the many databases we have here at the Pomerantz Business Library.

The database: Academic Search Elite

Where to find it: You can find it here, and under A in the databases A-Z list. Academic_Search_Elite

Use it to find:

  • Academic articles from all disciplines, including: marketing, economics, management, banking, finance, and investing, etc.
  • Full-text journals, magazines, and other resources (reviews, newspapers, trade publications)
  • This is a great place to start your research, especially if it is an interdisciplinary topic

Tips for searching:

  • Use the quick search bars at the top
  • Use drop down menu to select a specif field to search: Author, Title, Subject Terms, Company entity, NAICS code, etc.
  • Use the left-hand bar to refine your search by: Source type, Publication, Company, Geography, NAICS/Industry, etc.

Demos: Check out the following demo:

Want help using Academic Search Elite? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

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Trial Subscription: Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands

Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands delivers essential knowledge for business people who are working abroad, traveling for business, or managing global teams from a domestic location. Measurable success in the global marketplace begins with an expert understanding of international protocols, practices, and cultural cues. Without it, businesses and organizations cannot develop a competitive network of customers, suppliers, and, most important, talent.

NB: You will be asked to first input your name and email address.

Please send addtional comments to Kim Bloedel.

[Text by Lisa Martincik]

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Database of the Week: Web of Science

Each week we will highlight one of the many databases we have here at the Pomerantz Business Library.

The database: Web of Science

Where to find it: You can find it here, and under W in the databases A-Z list. WebOfScience

Use it to find:

  • Articles from over 12,000 different journals in the fields of: science, technology, social sciences, arts and humanities
  • Citation tracking information
  • Coverage from 1900 – present
  • Full-text using the InfoLink button

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Tips for searching:

  • Use the quick search bar or do an Advanced Search
  • Use drop down menu to search by: Topic, Title, Author, Editor, Publication, Year, Document type, etc.
  • Use the left-hand bar to refine your searchWebOfScience2

Demos: Check out the following demo:

Want help using Web of Science? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

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Database of the Week: World Bank eLibrary

Each week we will highlight one of the many databases we have here at the Pomerantz Business Library.

The database: World Bank eLibrary   WorldBank

Where to find it: You can find it here, and under W in the databases A-Z list.

Use it to find:

  • Information on global issues including development policy, finance, health, education, climate change, aid effectiveness, and poverty
  • World Bank flagship and annual publications
  • Data publications
  • Regional and thematic series
  • Training manuals and handbooks
  • Working papers
  • Journal articles

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Tips for searching:

  • Use the quick search bar or do an Advanced Search
  • Filter using the right-hand options
  • Filter by: content type, topic, region, country, keyword, author, publication date, journal

Demos: Check out the following demo:

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Want help using World Bank eLibrary? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

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Database of the Week: Business Monitor Online

Each week we will highlight one of the many databases we have here at the Pomerantz Business Library.

The database: Business Monitor  BusinessMonitor

Where to find it: You can find it here, and under B in the databases A-Z list.

Use it to find Country and Region specific:

  • Economic, Political Risk, &  Industry Trend Analyses
  • Industry News
  • Company Briefs
  • Industry Reports
  • Risk Ratings
  • Political Outlooks
  • SWOTs
  • Economic Outlooks & Forecasts
  • Business Environment Outlooks
  • Data & Forecasting Tools

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Tips for searching:

  • Select a “Geography” or “Service” at the top
  • Use the tabs: “Daily Views”, “Reports & Strategic Content” and “Data & forecasting” to navigate
  • Use the left hand bar to further refine your search

Demos: The following demos can be viewed on YouTube:

 

Want help using Business Monitor? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.