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From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry.

Need a break from studying? Check out the new exhibit at the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences. Titled From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry, the exhibit was produced by the National Library of Medicine and the National Museum of American History.

The National Library of Medicine’s description of the exhibit explains:

Microbes—tiny organisms too small to be seen with the naked eye have altered human history. Life forms such as bacteria, yeasts, and molds can cause sickness or restore health, and help produce foods and beverages. Scientists, in partnership with industry, have developed techniques to harness the powers of these microbes. In recent years, headline-grabbing technologies have used genetically modified bacteria to manufacture new medicines.

The exhibit is located on Hardin Library’s 3rd floor, and will be on display through June 15, 2014. Visit NLM online for more information, and to explore the digital gallery: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/fromdnatobeer/index.html

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Database of the Week: PrivCo

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

The database: PrivCo

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

Use it to find:

  • Business and financial data on major, non-publicly traded corporations, including family owned, private equity owned, venture backed, and international unlisted companies
  • Company reports: often include business summary, competitors, ownership, financials, and a detialed business description
  • Private market investors
  • Venture capitol funding
  • Private mergers and acquisitions

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Tips for searching:

  • Use the search bar at the top to quickly find a known company or investor
  • Use the quick private company screener, in the middle, to search by location, industry, and revenue
  • Use the black tabs across the top to search for: private market investors, venture capitol funding, private M&A deals, private equity deals

 

Demos: The following demo can be viewed on YouTube:

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

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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!

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Database of the Week: MarketLine Advantage

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

The database: MarketLine Advantage (formerly known as DataMonitor)

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

Use it to find:

  • Industry analyses (by industry and geography)
  • Company reports (including SWOT analyses)
  • Company News
  • Country analysis reports
  • Country Statistics
  • Case Studies
  • Financial Deals

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Tips for searching:

  • Use the search bar and select “All research” or limit to “Case Studies”, “Companies”, “Company News”, “Countries”, “Financial Deals”, or “Industries”
  • You can also browse by – “Industries”, Geographies”, “Companies”, or “Databases”
  • Once you have done a first search, use the right sidebar to refine your search.

Demos: The following demo can be viewed on YouTube:

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

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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).

Thanks.

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Database of the Week: ReferenceUSA

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

The database: ReferenceUSA

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

Use it to find:

  • Directory information for 24 Million US Businesses
  • Often includes Executive Name, Address, Phone Number, Sales Volume, Employee Size
  • US Consumers/Lifestyle Database
  • US Jobs/Internships Database

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Tips for searching:

  • Use the “Quick Search” to search by Company Name, Executive Name, City, State or Phone
  • Use the “Custom Search” to build a more complex search.  Can refine by Business type (Industry Code / Group), Geography (Radius, County, Map Based Search, etc), Business Size, Ownership, and more

 

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Demos: The following demo (from the University of Texas) shows how to make lists with ReferenceUSA:

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

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Database of the Week: Standard & Poor’s Net Advantage

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

The database: Standard and Poor’s Net Advantage

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

Use it to find:

  • Company profiles and analysis (includes valuation, financials, competitors, and stock reports)
  • Industry surveys (current environment, key industry ratios and statistics, etc.)
  • Mutual Fund/ETF reports
  • Standard & Poor’s premier investment advisory newsletter
  • Tools: advanced stock screener, register of private companies screener, register of corporations, executives and directors screener, mutual fund screener, and compustat excel analytics

NetAdvatage_ExTips for searching:

  • Search by company name or ticker
  • Search executives and directors by last name or by company name
  • Browse industry profiles or search for a company or ticker

 

Demos: The following demo shows how to find industry reports:

Want help using S&P’s Net Advantage? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

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Database of the Week: Market Research Academic

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

The database: MarketResearch.com Academic

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

 

MarketResearch reportUse it to find:

  • Extensive, detailed market research reports created by Packaged Facts, Simba Information, Kalorama Information, and SBI
  • Market size & segmentation, brand analyses, competitors, marketing & retailing trends, consumer trends, demographics
  • Reports on service industries, consumer goods & retail, food & beverage, technology & media
  • Reports on heavy industry (energy & resources, materials & chemicals)
  • Reports on life sciences (biotechnology, healthcare, pharmaceuticals)

Tips for searching:

  • Browse by topic
  • Use the quick search or advanced search
  • Use column heading to sort by date

Demos: The following demo on Market Research Academic can be viewed on youtube:

Want help using Business Source Complete? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

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Database of the Week: Bloomberg

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

The database: Bloomberg Professional (Terminals)

Where to find it: The Bloomberg terminals have to be accessed in person. We now have 4 in the Business Library and there are others available on campus.

 

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Use it to find:

  • Commodities
  • Derivatives
  • Economic Data
  • Equities
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Portfolio & Risk Analytics
  • News & Research
  • and More

Tips for searching: BloomberGS

  • Create a unique login/account
  • Type into the search bar at the top
  • Type BPS to access the Bloomberg Professional Service resource center and and array of cheat sheets for Bloomberg function codes
  • Bloomberg Essentials  Online Training is available to all users, type BESS to access these
  • A great cheat sheet on getting started can be viewed here

 

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Database of the Week: LexisNexis Academic

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

The database: LexisNexis Academic LexisNexis

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

Use it to find:

  • Information on both public and private companies
  • Journal and newspaper articles
  • Company profiles (from Hoovers)
    • lists of executives, company hierarchy, financials, mergers & acquisitions, etc.
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings
  • Legal information
  • Company Dossiers – create lists of companies

Tips for searching:

  • Use the search box to search everything in the database (newspapers, company directories, legal news, magazines, journals, etc.)
  • Use the “Get Company Info” box Company_infoon the bottom right, to search company profiles
  • Click the “Company Dossier” link at the bottom of the “Get Company Info” box, and then “Create Company List” Company_List

Demos: The following demo on searching LexisNexis can be viewed on youtube: