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Trial: IMF DataPLUS

IMF DataPLUS is now available as trail service.  This resource provides easy access to an extensive repository of standardized and structured statistical information. The data set, Data Planet, harmonizes the database structures, making it easy to compare data from multiple sources. Users can combine exactly the series they need for models, analyses, and presentations.

The trail ends 24 November, 2016.

Please send additional comments to Kim Bloedel.


Database Trial: HSTalks: Business & Management Collection

Screencapture of HSTalks webpage titled the Business and Management Collection
A semester long trial has been arranged for the Henry Stewart Talks: Business & Management Collection. This database contains over 900 online lectures, and case studies by leading experts from commerce, industry, the professions, and academia. All lectures and case studies are suitable for inclusion in courses and as additional learning material including in blended learning and flipped classroom programs.

Topics include marketing, global management, leadership, finance, operations, strategy, and more.

Included below are titles of recently released talks and case studies:

  • Building a Brand by Ms. Jan Ward, Corrotherm International Ltd.
  • Knowledge Empowering Risk Management: A Case Study by Atul Vashistha, Chairman & CEO, Neo Group
  • Consultancy, power, and management ideas – the case of McKinsey & Co. by Prof. Andrew Sturdy, University of Bristol, UK
  • Schools of Thought in Macroeconomics by Dr. Ivan Cohen, Richmond University, UK

The trial ends December 31, 2016.

If you have questions or comments about the database, please contact Kim Bloedel.




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.



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.



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.


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.


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):



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


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


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.