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Database of the Week: Vault

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

The database: Vault Vault

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

Use it to find:

  • Internship information
  • Company info, rankings and reviews – includes info such as: geographic reach, operations, sales and marketing, financial performance, strategy, competitors, and company news
  • Information on Industries and Professions. Industry info includes: overview of the industry, background, structure, outlook, and resources and associations.
  • Resume, Interviewing, Cover letter, Networking tips and advice

Tips for searching:

  • Use the search bar on the top right
  • Select Companies at the top to see a list of companies by industry or search for a specif company
  • Select Internships at the top to search for internships and see lists of internships
  • Select Schools at the top to see rankings of Undergraduate, Business Schools or Law Schools, or to search for a specific school.

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

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Database of the Week: Proquest Historical Annual Reports

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

The database: Proquest Historical Annual Reports Historical_Annual_Reports

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

Annual reports (1844-current) available for over 800 companies, 43,000 reports, 1.3M pages. Searchable puff images with indexed data such as: financial, Fortune 500 ranking, industry classification, key people, geographic location, auditor and related companies. It can also be browsed by company name, related names, industry or date..

Use it to find:

  • Annual reports, dating back to 1844
  • Company histories
  • Historical financials

Tips for searching:

  • Do a Basic Search using the search box
  • Or do an Advanced search – and look up companies or codes from a list
  • Or Browse by Company, Industry or Date

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Want help using the Proquest Historical Annual Reports? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

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Database of the Week: Political Risk Yearbook

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

The database: Political Risk Yearbookpolitical_Risk_YEarbook

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

Political Risk Yearbook includes all 100 of Political Risk Services‘ Country Reports. Published annually in January, every report in the Yearbook is updated each year to include the latest report for each country, as of December of the previous year. This set includes eight regional volumes, covering countries around the world.

Use it to find:

  • Country Reports for 100 different countries
  • Reports include:
    • Country Update
    • Country Forecast: Map, Highlights, Current Data, Comment & Analysis, Forecast Scenarios, Political Framework
    • Country Conditions: Climate for Investment & Trade, Background (Geography, Social Conditions, Government)

Tips for searching:

  • Search by Country (drop down menu)
  • Use the table of contents to navigate the report

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Want help using the Political Risk Yearbook? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

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Database of the Week: Country Watch

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

The database: Country Watch: Website to the World Country_Watch

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

CountryWatch is an information provider for corporations, government agencies, universities, schools, libraries and individuals needing up-to-date news and information on each of the recognized countries of the world.
CountryWatch provides critical country-specific intelligence and data to over 4000 clients including public and private sector organizations with overseas operations and global interests. In addition, CountryWatch provides country information to large media audiences in various venues as part of its media strategy.

Use it to find:

  • CountryReviews – Country specific demographic, political, economic, business, cultural and environmental information
  • CountryWire – daily news coverage for every country
  • CountryData
  • CountryMaps – thematic maps and political/physical maps
  • CultureWatch – tailored to young students exploring the countries of the world and global events.
  • Political Intelligence Briefings – featured countries
  • Forecasts – Macroeconomic Forecasts for every country

Tips for searching:

  • Choose your focus, see above, and then choose a country.CountryWatch2

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

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Database of the Week: American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries

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

The database: Uniworld: American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries uniworld

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

Uniworld Online, […] offer[s] two unique directories to unravel the maze of “who operates where” and “who owns whom” regardless of whether you’re sourcing, building your business, selling, tracking competitors, or seeking employment with a multinational firm.  With Uniworld Online, you’ll find contact information for headquarters, branches, subsidiaries, and affiliates of the multinational firm. Since 1955, it’s all we’ve done and we do it well.  All of the firms we list are multinational firms.

Use it to find:

  • American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries
  • Foreign Firms Operating in the United States

Tips for searching:

  • Search by: country, region, state, keyword, zip code, radius, industry codes, revenue, number of employees
  • Filter results to show only: public firms, private firms, US branch locations, etc.
  • Download to Excel or view resultsuniworld2

Want help using Uniworld: American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

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Database of the Week: RMA Annual Statement Studies

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

The database: RMA Annual Statement Studies/eStatements Online RMA

Where to find it: You can find it here, and under R in the databases A-Z list.
For over 95 years, RMA’s Annual Statement Studies® has been the industry standard for comparison financial data. Material contained in today’s Annual Statement Studies was first published in the March 1919 issue of the Federal Reserve Bulletin. In the days before computers, the Annual Statement Studies data was recorded in pencil on yellow ledger paper! Today, it features data for over 778 industries.

Use it to find:

  • Industry Financial Ratio Benchmarks
  • Industry Default Probabilities
  • Cash Flow Measures
  • Data definitions

Tips for searching:

  • Use the Basic Search
    • Browse by industry title (alphabetical)
    • Browse by NAICS
    • Browse by sector
    • Search for an industry by keyword or NAICS
  • Use the Advanced Search to specify: data group, year, region, range, and type of data.
  • Export data into Excel RMA_data

Want help using RMA Statement Studies? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

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Database of the Week: PsycINFO

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

The database: PsycINFO PsycINFO

Where to find it: You can find it here, and under P in the databases A-Z list.
The PsycINFO database covers the professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, and other areas. PsycINFO’s coverage is worldwide, and includes references and abstracts to over 1500 journals in more than 35 languages, and book chapters and books in the English language. Over 50,000 references are added annually. Popular literature is excluded.

Use it to find:

  • Journal articles, book chapters, book reviews,  editorials
  • Clinical case reports, empirical studies, literature reviews
  • Includes disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics,etc
  • Includes topics such as: Advertising, Marketing, Decision Making, Consumer Behavior, Job performance, Organizational Behavior, etc.

Tips for searching:

  • Use the Easy Search or Advanced search options
  • Use the sidebar on the left to narrow your results
  • PsycINFO does not provide full-text. Always search our e -Journal listings to see if we have access to the journal. See a tutorial here.PsycINFO2

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

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Database of the Week: Passport

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

The database: Passport (Consumer Industries) – Euromonitor International

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

NB: HawkID login is required for all users.
Passport is Euromonitor International’s global market analysis software platform, which analyses the industry in countries around the world. It monitors industry trends and gives strategic analysis and a market size and market share database for products across all key countries.

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  • Global industry data / analysis
  • Industries include:Alcoholic drinks, Apparel and footwear, Beauty and personal care, Consumer appliances, Consumer electronics, Consumer finance, Consumer foodservice, Consumer health, Eyewear, Fresh food, Health and wellness, Home and garden, Home care, Hot drinks, Ingredients, Luxury goods, Packaged food, Packaging, Personal accessories, Pet care, Retailing, Soft drinks, Tissue & hygiene, Tobacco, Toys and games, Travel.
  • Each industry contains categories to choose from
  • Industry trends
  • Competitive analysis
  • Sales by sub category
  • Company shares
  • Brand shares
  • Forecasting
  • Distribution
  • Company profiles

Tips for searching:

  • Use the search box – top right
  • Alternatively, choose one of the options at the top – Search, Industries, Economies, Companies
  • By choosing “Search” – you will be able to search within specific content – Categories and Topics, Companies, Brands, packaging, Closures
  • By choosing “Industries” – you can pick an industry

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

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Database of the Week: Key Business Ratios

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

The database: D&B Key Business Ratios

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

From their website”Key Business Ratios on the Web (KBR) provides immediate online access to competitive benchmarking data. This powerful tool lets researchers examine industry benchmarks compiled from D&B®’s database of public and private companies, featuring 14 key business ratios (users choose a one-year or three-year set of ratios) for public and private companies in 800 lines of business.” KBR

Use it to find:

  • Industry ratios
  • Company information
  • Solvency Ratios
  • Efficiency Ratios
  • Profitability Ratios

Tips for searching:

  • To search for industry ratios – type an industry code (SIC or NAICs)
  • To display company information – click to company sub-tab of the reports section, sort by company name, SIC, line of Business, DUNS number, NAIC, MSA, City, Sate or Country.
  • You can also perform a comparative analysis
  • Use the Ratios tab to calculate key business ratios (solvency, efficiency and profitability)
  • Use the Help Guides – top right corner

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

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Database of the Week: Global Commodities

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

The database: Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration & Cultural ExchangeGlobal_Commodities

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

From their website: “This resource brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of global commodities in world history.”

Use it to find:

  • Primary source material
  • Price data visualizations, Energy data visualizations, Interactive maps, Historical maps
  • Thematic areas include: Advertising & Consumption, Art & Literature, Cultivation, Ecology & Environment, Exploration & Discovery, Health & Welfare, Politics & Empire, Production, Social Practice, Trade & Commerce, and Transportation
  • Commodities explored include: Chocolate, Cotton, Coffee, Fur, Opium, Oil, Porcelain, Silver & Gold, Spices, Sugar , Tea, Timber, Tobacco, Wheat, Wine & Spirits.

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Tips for searching:

  • Use the tabs across the top to explore: Documents, the Chronology, Data & Maps, Visual Resources & Further Resources
  • Use the search bar in the top right hand corner
  • There are also Advanced Search and Popular Searches options

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