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Database of the Week: Business Expert Press

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

The database: Business Expert PressBusiness Expert Press Main Screen

“Business Expert Press’s Digital Libraries are filled with practical, concise books covering specific areas of business, including supply and operations management, international business, social media, finance, accounting, public relations, and marketing strategy. They’re written by international authorities, specifically for students seeking bachelors or masters degrees.”

Where to find it: You can find it here, under B on our Databases A to Z page, or under B on our “E-Book Collections” page.

 Use it to find: Business Expert Press offers more than 300 E-Books that can be read online or downloaded in PDF or EPUB formats.  Topics include: accounting, supply chain management, leadership, finance, corporate social responsibility, and business writing.

Tips for searching: Business Expert Press Related Topics

  • Use the search box to search using keywords.
  • Advanced search is available via the gear icon to the right of the search box.
  • Users can browse titles from the main page (see top image).
  • For more focused browsing:
    • Select from the “Filters” on the left, or
    • Click on “Related Topics” and select from options presented (see image at right).

 

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Want help using Business Expert Press eBook collection? Contact Jim or Kim to set up an appointment.

 

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Database of the Week: Business Videos from Business Source Complete

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

The database: Business Videos from Business Source Complete

Though you may think of Business Source Complete (BSC) primarily as an article database, keep this in mind: BSC also contains some great video content.  This resource contains more than 50 video lectures on a variety of business topics.

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Where to find it: You can find it here, and under “Best Bets!” on our Databases A to Z page.  From the Business Source Complete mainpage, click on “Business Videos” (see image).

Use it to find:

  • Video lectures from the Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series.
  • Lecture text in downloadable PDF format (see image).

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Tips for searching:  

  • Search using keywords like finance, economics, management, marketing, globalization, etc.
  • To browse a complete list of the videos available, search for “Harvard FSS”.

 

Note: These videos are in Adobe Flash format. Some mobile devices may not be compatible.

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Want help finding video content in Business Source Complete? Contact Jim or Kim to set up an appointment.

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Database of the Week: Mergent Intellect

The database: Mergent Intellect

Powered by Hoover’s™, a Dun & Bradstreet Solution, Mergent Intellect is a flexible web-based application that features a deep collection of worldwide MergInt8business information that enables companies to generate insightful business intelligence. Coupling Mergent’s expertise in developing products for the reference marketplace with Dun & Bradstreet’s private company database, Mergent Intellect offers new and existing clients a unique opportunity to access private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, the ability to access industry profiles and much more.

Where to find it: You can find it here, and under “M” on our Databases A to Z page.

Use it to find: Information on private companies, new U.S. companies, public companies, and international companies; people; demographics; industries.

Tips for searching:

  • Basic: Select a category (Company, People, Industry, or New U.S. Business) and then enter your search term in the box.
  • Or, choose “Advanced Search”.  Select company/people criteria (industry, geographic location, size, job title, etc.) to shape your search. Click on “Add to Criteria” (blue button toward bottom) as you choose criteria for your search.
  • Lists of search results can be exported in CSV and PDF formats.
  • Other search features available from Mergent Intellect’s main page include: Demographics, Residential Search, and Job Search.

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Note: The Business Library has obtained a one year trial of Mergent Intellect. Take a look and let us know what you think.

Want help using the Mergent Intellect? Contact Jim or Kim to set up an appointment.

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Database of the Week: Mergent Historical Annual Reports

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

The database: Mergent Historical Annual Reports (available in Mergent Archives)StdbkrAnnRep1960

“Dating back to the mid 1800’s, Mergent’s Historical Annual Reports collections offers over 1,000,000 documents available in .PDF format for the United States, Canada and Europe. Access an extensive library of high-quality historical documents featuring rich textual details and in-depth analyses on thousands of global companies.”

Where to find it: You can find it here, or under “M” on the Databases A to Z page.  Note: Mergent Historical Annual Reports are within the Mergent Archives platform.

Use it to find: Public company annual reports and various other company documents.

 

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Tips for searching:

  • Basic: Enter the company name, specify the date range of interest (optional), and identify the type of document you are looking for: annual report, 10-K, etc. (optional).
  • Alternatively, to find reports for companies from a specific city/town, choose the “Or” option and select the desired country, state, and city.
  • Advanced: combine these two elements by including company name, date range, document type, and location information.
  • Browse alphabetically by company name from the main search page.

On a related note: be sure to look at our recent profile of another great source for public company annual reports: ProQuest Historical Annual Reports.

Want help using the Mergent Historical Annual Reports database? Contact Jim or Kim to set up an appointment.

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Database of the Week: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global (PQDT Global)

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

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The database: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global (PQDT Global)

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global is the world’s most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day and offering full text for graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written prior to 1997. It contains a significant amount of new international dissertations and theses both in citations and in full text.

Where to find it: You can find it here, and under “P” in the Databases A to Z page.

Use it to find:

  • Dissertations and theses on a variety of business and economic topics as well as technology, medicine, the social sciences, and more.
  • Faculty members who served as advisors on specific dissertations and theses.
  • Dissertations and theses from specific institutions and/or on particular topics.

Tips for searching:

  • Use the main search box to do a Basic Search. Narrow your results using the limiters on the left.
  • Or do an Advanced Search to search in a more targeted manner by specifying author, advisor, university/institution, subject, or keyword.

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Want help using the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global? Contact Jim or Kim to set up an appointment.

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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.