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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


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

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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.




Iowa’s numbers: growing, but not enough

The first numbers from the 2010 Census will be announced today and two cool links reflecting new numbers have been added to http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/census.  One is an interactive map for population change and the second is a snappy littleYouTube video explaining Apportionment.   Iowa is one of the many states that will lose a seat or two in the U.S. House of Representatives due to application of the apportionment formula.

–Marianne Mason
Government Collections Librarian


Iowa City Book Festival Announces Line-up

The 2010 Iowa City Book Festival (ICBF), presented by the University of Iowa Libraries, has announced its schedule for the three-day celebration of reading, writing and books July 16-18. The Festival offers activities for the entire family: best-selling authors, hands-on book arts, kids’ activities, music and festival food.
For its second year, the ICBF has greatly […] more


New Developments in Scholarly Communications

The January issue of Transitions, Scholarly Communication News for the UI Community is now available.  Click here to read the new developments in scholarly communication covered in this electronic issue.


Looking for a Public Company’s Customer List? Check out Mergent Horizon

The library now subscribes to Mergent Horizon.  This research site covers 6200 companies that are traded on the NYSE, AMEX, and NASDAQ.

Mergent Horizon enables the researcher to:  

  • Identify companies simply by entering a product or trade name
  • Highlight the relationships between a company’s major customers, suppliers and partners
  • Analyze data for sector aggregates or averages, as well as for individual companies
  • Screen companies with hundreds of quantitative and qualitative fields and custom formulas
  • One-Click reports including Company Profiles, Competitors by Product, and Drug/Medical Device
  • Events Calendar including earnings reports and FDA meetings
  •  Comprehensive Data on all actively traded U.S. public companies and ADRs

A link to our subscription can be found on our A-Z page and here.�
Click here to view a demo of Mergent Horizon.


UI Libraries Book Collection Reaches Five Million

The UI Libraries selected The Biographical Dictionary of Iowa, edited by David Hudson, Marvin Bergman and Loren Horton as the five millionth book for the collection.  More information about this milestonetemp can be found on the UI Main Library blog here.

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Iowa City Book Festival

On July 18, the UI Libraries will present the Iowa City Book Festival.  The Festival will be held in Gibson Square, which is on the Main Library’s south entrance. The celebration will include bookseller tables, food vendors, music, book art demonstrations, readings and panel discussions.

For more information visit the Iowa City Book Festival site.


Job Hunting?

Check out the Biz Library’s new employment guide “Get Hired!” http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/gethired


New: Financial Crisis Research Guide

Would you like to learn more about the Financial Crisis?

We have the source for you. Consult our Financial Crisis research guide to find analyst reports, current news articles, books, and vodcasts pertaining to the current economic issues.