About Author: Kimberly Bloedel

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New Research databases: Historical Annual Reports & Private Company data

The business library has recently acquired two databases:

Mergent Historical Annual Reports (available in Mergent Archives)
This collection starts in the early 1900’s and contains over just over 1,000,000 global annual reports.

Mergent Intellect
Intellect provides Hoovers private company data on over 100 million privately held companies globally (plus 145 million inactive global companies) and allows you the ability to download the data to a spreadsheet – up to 2,000 records at a time. This service also contains information on over 220 million individuals through WhitePages Pro and executive contacts on over 90 million professional decision makers. Also included is global family tree information. Note: The Business library has arranged to trial this database for year

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New Business Library Acquisition: Passport (from Euromonitor)

Faculty, staff and students now have access to Passport. Passport is Euromonitor International’s global market analysis software platform and provides industry analysis in countries around the world. The database includes a market size and market share database for all products across key countries.

Passport can be accessed from the Business Library website’s Databases A-Z list: Please note that on campus and off campus users will be required to enter in a HawkID and password to access Passport.

If you have any questions, please contact a business library staff member.

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China Data Online – Trial ends 17 June 2015

China Data Online includes China Statistical Databases, China Census Databases, and China Spatial Data Service (China Geo-Explorer). It provides easy access to the various statistical yearbooks published by the National Bureau of Statistics of China, comprehensive statistics, and Census data of economy and population at national, provincial, city, county, and even township levels.

Please send additional comments to Brett Cloyd.

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World Market Intelligence – Trial ends 29 September 2014

World Market Intelligence is a live business information platform exclusively designed to support and enhance research projects conducted by the academia. Coverage spans various industries including pharmaceuticals and medical devices, financial services, construction, IT, etc., sourced from some of the world’s most respected business information and media brands: Timetric, Canadean, Kable, Strategic Defence Intelligence and GlobalData.

Note: From the homepage, use the LOGIN button.

Please send additional comments to Kim Bloedel

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From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry.

Need a break from studying? Check out the new exhibit at the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences. Titled From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry, the exhibit was produced by the National Library of Medicine and the National Museum of American History.

The National Library of Medicine’s description of the exhibit explains:

Microbes—tiny organisms too small to be seen with the naked eye have altered human history. Life forms such as bacteria, yeasts, and molds can cause sickness or restore health, and help produce foods and beverages. Scientists, in partnership with industry, have developed techniques to harness the powers of these microbes. In recent years, headline-grabbing technologies have used genetically modified bacteria to manufacture new medicines.

The exhibit is located on Hardin Library’s 3rd floor, and will be on display through June 15, 2014. Visit NLM online for more information, and to explore the digital gallery: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/fromdnatobeer/index.html

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Global Industry Reports Added to IBISWorld Subscription

We now have access to Global Industry Reports in IBISWorld.  The Global Industry component of IBISWorld offers analysis and forecasts on 75 global markets.  The regions covered include Africa, Europe and the Middle East.  To browse the reports click on the link on the IBISWorld homepage.

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Changes to Harvard Business Review Access

Changes have been made to our Harvard Business Review access through the EBSCO Business Source Complete database. Harvard Business Publishing has changed the license agreement to make 500 selected Harvard Business Review articles “read-only” in Business Source Complete— the articles cannot be linked to, printed, or downloaded. This change will affect all university customers. 

The 500 selected articles are composed of what Harvard considers popular or classic business articles. You and your students will still be able to locate these articles in Business Source Complete but you will be limited to reading them online. 

If your students require personal paper or electronic copies of these articles as part of your course readings, you will need to include these articles in your print or electronic course packs. If you find you need a copy of one of these articles for your personal use, Pomerantz Business Library staff will be happy to deliver it to you via our document delivery services.

Please note that Harvard Business Review articles are not to be used in classes. Professors should purchase course materials from Harvard Business Publishing. The following statement is below every HBR article in Business Source Complete:

Harvard Business Review Notice of Use Restrictions, May 2009Harvard Business Review and Harvard Business Publishing Newsletter content on EBSCOhost is licensed for the private individual use of authorized EBSCOhost users. It is not intended for use as assigned course material in academic institutions nor as corporate learning or training materials in businesses. Academic licensees may not use this content in electronic reserves, electronic course packs, persistent linking from syllabi or by any other means of incorporating the content into course resources. Business licensees may not host this content on learning management systems or use persistent linking or other means to incorporate the content into learning management systems. Harvard Business Publishing will be pleased to grant permission to make this content available through such means. For rates and permission, contact permissions@harvardbusiness.org.

If you have any questions pertaining to University of Iowa HBR access, please contact the Biz Lib.

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Are you Mad for Mad Men?

Explore the world of Mad Men through collections from the U. of Iowa Pomerantz Business Library and Special Collections & University Archive. Online exhibit can viewed on Pinterest.

Mad for Mad Men Exhibit from the UI Biz Lib and Special Collections

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Financial Times Historical Archive

We now have campus wide (and off-campus)  access to the Financial Times Historical Archive

To access go to http://purl.lib.uiowa.edu/gale/FTHA

More info:

The Financial Times Historical archive, 1888-2006

The Financial Times Historical Archive delivers the complete searchable run of the world’s most authoritative daily business newspaper. Every item ever printed in the paper, from 1888-2006, can be searched and browsed by article and page by page. It includes over 700,000 pages of past issues for the stated period of coverage, including Special Supplements and the FT Magazine.