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World Market Intelligence – Trial ends 29 September 2014

World Market Intelligence is a live business information platform exclusively designed to support and enhance research projects conducted by the academia. Coverage spans various industries including pharmaceuticals and medical devices, financial services, construction, IT, etc., sourced from some of the world’s most respected business information and media brands: Timetric, Canadean, Kable, Strategic Defence Intelligence and GlobalData.

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Now Available: Bizminer

The University Libraries now offers access to Bizminer, a premier industry and market research tool. This resource provides statistically heavy data on 9000 industries. Users can refine both industry and market results by geographic area and sales class. Some historic information dates back 3—5 years. In addition, Bizminer features a competitive market analyzer, as well as online tutorials.

Questions? Ask us!


Faculty and Graduates: Book Renewals

Would you like to renew your books before summer begins?  Now is the time!  Faculty book loans due  June 2, 2014 and graduate loans due June 25, 2014 can now be extended.  You will need to bring your books in person; the material may not be renewed by telephone, by e-mail, or from a list.  However, staff can renew books at any University library.

You can see a list of books checked out to you on-line:  visit My Books on Loan (Pomerantz Business Library).



Celebrate Pi Day with Pie!

The University Libraries will be serving free apple pie bites on Pi Day, Friday, March 14th (that is Friday, 3.14).  Come to Main, Engineering, Hardin … and of course, Business … for a tasty treat!

“Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize, and to computationally calculate more and more digits.”



New Reference & Instruction Librarian: Willow Fuchs

Willow Fuchs is the Pomerantz Business Library’s new Reference and Instruction Librarian.  She grew up in Canada and completed her Masters of Information Studies in 2008 at the University of Toronto.  At the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) Willow began her career.  She later moved to Nottingham, United Kingdom.  There, she worked as Open Access Adviser.  Willow’s European experience brought her a passion for issues in Scholarly Publishing.

When Willow has time—and is not chasing her toddler—she likes to knit and on occasion run a Half Marathon.

Stop by and meet Willow when you have a chance, or when you have a reference question!


Media Table Now Connectable to Mac’s

Have a MacBook, iPhone, or iPad?  Do you need to display info. at a group meeting or study? You can now connect to the Library’s media table.  Just ask at the Business Library’s main desk for a Mac adapter.

 Media table with Mac adapters


Census Statistics during the Shutdown

Oxford University Press and the Social Explorer team will open up access to Social Explorer http://www.socialexplorer.com/ for the next two weeks. Social Explorer offers users Census data from 1790 to 2010 and American Community Survey data from 2005 to 2012.  Just set up a username and password to use the database.


Marianne Mason
Federal Information Librarian
Research and Library Instruction
The University of Iowa Libraries


Bloomberg BNA, Trial Subscription: Legal & Business Issues and More

The University Libraries are providing a trial subscription to Bloomberg BNA.  This Law School Professional Information Center offers valuable resources for law school librarians, faculty, and students seeking to maximize their investment in Bloomberg BNA publications.  The resource includes news and information on business and the law, taxes, accounting, human resources, and more.

The trial ends October 31, 2013.  Please send comments to Kim Bloedel.


Global Industry Reports Added to IBISWorld Subscription

We now have access to Global Industry Reports in IBISWorld.  The Global Industry component of IBISWorld offers analysis and forecasts on 75 global markets.  The regions covered include Africa, Europe and the Middle East.  To browse the reports click on the link on the IBISWorld homepage.



Changes to Harvard Business Review Access

Changes have been made to our Harvard Business Review access through the EBSCO Business Source Complete database. Harvard Business Publishing has changed the license agreement to make 500 selected Harvard Business Review articles “read-only” in Business Source Complete— the articles cannot be linked to, printed, or downloaded. This change will affect all university customers. 

The 500 selected articles are composed of what Harvard considers popular or classic business articles. You and your students will still be able to locate these articles in Business Source Complete but you will be limited to reading them online. 

If your students require personal paper or electronic copies of these articles as part of your course readings, you will need to include these articles in your print or electronic course packs. If you find you need a copy of one of these articles for your personal use, Pomerantz Business Library staff will be happy to deliver it to you via our document delivery services.

Please note that Harvard Business Review articles are not to be used in classes. Professors should purchase course materials from Harvard Business Publishing. The following statement is below every HBR article in Business Source Complete:

Harvard Business Review Notice of Use Restrictions, May 2009Harvard Business Review and Harvard Business Publishing Newsletter content on EBSCOhost is licensed for the private individual use of authorized EBSCOhost users. It is not intended for use as assigned course material in academic institutions nor as corporate learning or training materials in businesses. Academic licensees may not use this content in electronic reserves, electronic course packs, persistent linking from syllabi or by any other means of incorporating the content into course resources. Business licensees may not host this content on learning management systems or use persistent linking or other means to incorporate the content into learning management systems. Harvard Business Publishing will be pleased to grant permission to make this content available through such means. For rates and permission, contact permissions@harvardbusiness.org.

If you have any questions pertaining to University of Iowa HBR access, please contact the Biz Lib.