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Database of the Week: ImportGenius

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

The database: ImportGenius import_genius

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

Use it to find:

  • US Export Data  – U.S. export data dating back to January 1, 2014.
  • Complete US Shipping / Import Data – nearly 100 million shipping records going back to November 2006
  • Data includes: product, shipper, departure date, weight, quantity, vessel, ports, container number, etc.

import_genius_dataTips for searching:

  • Search for import data or export data
  • Use the drop down menu to Search by: product, shipper, shipper address, destination country, foreign port, vessel name, container number, bill of lading, distance from zipcode, zipcode range.
  • Adjust date range
  • Export / email data

View ImportGenius demos here.

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

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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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Database of the Week: IBISWorld

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

The database: IBISWorld IBISWorld

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

Use it to find:

  • US Industry Reports – The “NAICS collection analyzes industries at the 5-digit level offering the latest content on 700 industries. Each report consists of 30 to 40 pages of key statistics and analysis on market characteristics, operating conditions, current and forecast performance, major industry participants and more”.
  • US Industry iExpert Summaries – These summaries” condense[] the integral elements from [the] industry reports into bite-sized paragraphs, graphics and tables, highlighting the key issues with a Q&A section
  • US Specialized Industry Reports – Additional industries not covered in standard NAICS industries.
  • Global Industry Reports – currently around 70 of these
  • US Business Environment Profiles – The “Business Environment Profiles provide insight into [ ] key drivers, which include exchange rates, commodity prices, interest rates, weather conditions, consumer attitudes, demographics and many more”.

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Tips for searching:

  • Browse by clicking on the report type headings – and then by industry sector
  • If you know your industry’s NAICS code search using the first 5 digits.
  • Feel free to do a keyword search for an industry, company or product
  • Use the magnifying glass icon to search within a report

Check out the IBISWorld tutorial below:

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

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Database of the Week: ScienceDirect

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

The database: ScienceDirect

“Full text collection of over 1,000,000 articles from 1995 to present covers a variety of subject areas and disciplines, including biochemistry, biological sciences, business, chemistry, earth sciences, economics, engineering, mathematics and computer science, neurosciences, physics and social sciences.” ScienceDirect

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

Use it to find:

  • Journal articles
  • Book chapters

Tips for searching:

  • Browse publication by subject: note – Business, Management & Accounting AND Economics, Econometrics & Finance heading
  • Use search bars at the top to search for, key words, authors, journal or book tile, volume, issue, page
  • Try the advanced search to further refine your search
  • Once you have done a first search, use the refine filters on the left hand side. Refine by: Year, Publication title, Topic, Content type, etc.

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View the tutorials provided by ScienceDirect here.

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

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Database of the Week: Sports Business Research Network

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

The database: Sports Business Research Network

“SBRnet provides extensive research related to consumer demographics, consumer behavior patterns, financial statistics, attendance and media usage trends for all three major sports market segments…fans, participants and sporting goods buyers” SBRnet

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

Use it to find:

  • Consumer expenditures
  • Sport participation
  • Fan market
  • Venue reports
  • Ticket prices
  • Social media data

Tips for searching:

  • Browse by sport: Archery to Football to Skiing to Wrestling
  • View the summaries on the home page:
  • Use the tabs across the top: fan market, participation, directories, sporting goods, sports venues, college sports, etc.
  • Try the site search at the bottom

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Want help using Sports Business Research Network ? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

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Database of the Week: Redbooks

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

The database: Redbooks

Redbooks includes over 10,000 Advertising Agencies with accounts, specializations, billings by media, and contact information for personnel. Advertiser profiles for companies are also included. Rebooks

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

Use it to find:

  • Advertising Agencies
  • Ad Agencies’ accounts / clients
  • Advertiser profiles
  • Contact information
  • News about Ad Agencies

Tips for searching:

  • Use the search bar at the top to search by Ad Agency or client
  • Browse by: Ad Agency OR Advertisers
  • Use the Advanced Search to search by: advertising expenditure, brand, target market, industry codes, etc.
  • Once in a profile, use the tabs across the top: key contacts, clients, social media, news
  • View the super useful PDF help guide here

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

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Database of the Week: Small Business Reference Center

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

The database: Small Business Reference CenterSmall_Business

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

Use it to find:

  • Full-text periodicals
  • Full-text reference books
  • Business videos
  • State-specific resources
  • Business Basics
  • Start-up Kits & Business Plans
  • Industry Information by Small Business Type

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Tips for searching:

  • Use the search bar at the top to search by keyword
  • Browse by: Business Ares, Industry Information by Small Business Type, Business Basics, Start-up Kits & Business Plans
  • Check out the popular sources along the bottom
  • Browse start-up information by state in the bottom right-hand box
  • Take a look at small business videos by clicking on the top right-hand box

 

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Want help using Small Business Reference Center ? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

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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

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Database of the Week: Mergent Online

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

The database: Mergent OnlineMergent

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

Use it to find:

  • Company information on both public and big private companies
  • Business summary information – history, properties, subsidiaries, long-term debt, capital stock, business segments
  • Executive information
  • Ownership information
  • Equity pricing and reports
  • Access to company news
  • List of company competitors
  • Quick access to Annual Reports and other SEC filings
  • Industry reports: automotive, banking, food & beverage, heavy construction, insurance, media, , pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, healthcare, oil & gas, retail, etc.
  • Company News

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Tips for searching:

  • Search by company name or ticker symbol
  • Use the “Advanced Search” to search fro companies by: state, city, zip code, year incorporated, number of employees, number of shareholders, auditor, etc.
  • Use the tabs across the top to do a: executive search, government filings search, report search, ownership search or bond search

Take a look at our tutorials below:

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

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Database of the Week: FAITS – Faulkner Advisory for IT Studies

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

The database: FAITS – Faulkner Advisory for IT Studies

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

Use it to find (from their brochure):

  • Technology tutorial reports – provide intelligence about emerging and mature technologies
  • Marketplace reports – offer an excellent way to stay current on all the latest trends and advances in the IT and communications market segments
  • Implementation guide reports – provide users with the know-how to keep a project running on a budget
  • Standards reports – examine the major IT and communications standards and protocols currently in place
  • Product profile reports – provide a concise summary of the leading products and suppliers, examine product strengths and limitations, and analyze current pricing strategies
  • Company profile reports – review business goals, sales and marketing strategies, and financial stability of the leading vendors
  • Comparison and selection guide reports – offer the intelligence user need to make the best product and service selections
  • Topics include: IT infrastructure, Telecom, Technology vendors, Linux/Open source, Healthcare IT topics, Wireless communication, Data networking, etc.

FAITS_TabletsTips for searching:

  • Start with a simple search in the search bar, or
  • Browse by topic or report type
  • Take a look at the “help with searching” page for additional suggestions – link above the search bar

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