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Trial Subscription: Sage Business Cases

The Pomerantz Business Library has arranged a trial to Sage Business Cases. The trial ends May 1, 2016.

SAGE Business Cases brings business to life – inspiring researchers to develop their own best practices and prepare for professional success. Teaching notes are included with the trial access.  In order to set up teaching notes, please follow these instructions.

If you think that
Sage Business Cases would be a good addition (or not a good addition)  to the collection, please send comments to Business Library Head Librarian Kimberly-bloedel@uiowa.edu.

 

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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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Weary? Stop by for free coffee!

The Business Library will serve free coffee 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Monday-Friday of exam week, December 14-18.  In addition, check out events at the Hardin LibraryMain Library will be posting finals’ activities as well.

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New York Times: Print Makes a Come-Back

The Plot Twist, featured in the New York Times, describes a strong resurgence in print sales, fueled in part by sharper business practices by sellers, as well as a drop in e-books’ popularity.

University students and staff can also read the article via Bloomberg (requires sign-in):

https://global.factiva.com/redir/default.aspx?P=sa&NS=16&AID=9UNI006500&an=NYTF000020150923eb9n0004l&cat=a&ep=ASI

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New Laptops!

The Pomerantz Business Library has 12 new Dell Latitudes.

  • Software includes Microsoft Office 2013.
  • Laptops have Webcams for use with Skype (included).
  • Users can print with Web printing (http://printing.its.uiowa.edu).
  • University students and staff can use their ID’s to borrow a laptop for 4-hour loan (Library use only).

New dell laptop

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PrivCo Excellence in Librarianship: Kimberly Bloedel

Congratulations to Kimberly Bloedel, Head of the Pomerantz Business Library!  She is one of three people PrivCo has recognized for exemplary support and advancement of the profession. “Kimberly should be commended for excellence in collaborative partnerships and instruction.” – Judging Panel

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Business Library Closed June 20th and August 1st

In addition to the University Holiday, Saturday, July 4th, the Pomerantz Business Library will be closed two additional Saturdays this summer: June 20th and August 1st.

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Free Coffee for Finals!

Stop by the Business Library 9 am–5 pm during finals week for a free cup of coffee.  Add some creamer and sugar—and study away!

Best of luck, students and staff.

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Trial Subscription: Passport – World Market Analysis

 

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.

 

The trial for this product ends March 20, 2015.  Please send additional comments to Kim Bloedel.

 

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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