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Database of the Week: Business Source Complete

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

The database: Business Source Complete BSC

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

Use it to find:

  • Full-text business journal articles
    • Disciplines include: marketing, management, accounting, finance, economics, etc.
  • Company profiles (from Marketline and Medtrack)
  • Industry profiles (from Datamonitor)
  • Country economic reports (from EIU and Global Insight)
  • Conference proceedings
  • Trade publications

Tips for searching:

  • Use the search box to do a keyword search
  • Use the “Browse” links to limit your search to company information, company profiles, industry profiles, market research reports, or business videos
  • Use “Advanced Search” to limit by publication type or search by NAICS/Industry codes

Demos: The following demo on searching Business Source Complete 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: Mintel Oxygen

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

The database: Mintel Oxygen Mintel

Where to find it: You can find it here, and under M in the databases A-Z list. You do need to agree to the Terms of Use and create an individual profile with your @uiowa.edu email address before you can gain access.

Use it to find:

  • Industry reports
  • Market research
  • Consumer reports
  • Product information
  • International information, but strongest in US and UK coverage

Tips for searching:

  • Scroll over “Category overview” at the top to see sectors, themes, and demographics that are covered
  • Use the search box at the top and type in an industry, or even a company
  • Use the sidebar on the left to limit your results by content (reports), sector, or demographics

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

You can also view a video from Mintel that tells you about their coverage

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

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Database of the Week: Factiva

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

The database: Factiva 2014-02-10_1255

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

Use it to find:

  • Journal articles
  • Trade and industry publications
  • Newspaper articles (including the Wall Street Journal)
  • Historical stock prices
  • Company Reports (public companies)

Tips for searching:

  • Use the search box to quickly find news articles
  • Use the “Company/Markets” tab, and select Company for a quick company search
  • Want to become an expert Factiva searcher? See their “Tip of the month

Demos: The following demos on searching Factiva can be viewed on youtube.

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

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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

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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.

From:

Marianne Mason
mailto:marianne-mason@uiowa.edu
Federal Information Librarian
Research and Library Instruction
The University of Iowa Libraries

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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.

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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.

IBIS

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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.

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Improved Home Page Launches Monday, August 5th

Monday, August 5th, the new and improved Business Library home page launches.  With a simpler display and more visuals, users should quickly be able to find the resources they need.  Coupled with upgrades to Smart Search, the new page will be a great help to students, staff, and the public.

Need assistance?  Both contact information and live chat appear up front.

Tabs make resources available at a glance:

Tabbed browsing

Find all online resouces by name … fast!

Databases A-Z

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Head of the Pomerantz Business Library: Kimberly Bloedel

KimBloedel_HeadBusLib_PortraitWeb Congratulations to Kimberly Bloedel, Head of the Marvin A. Pomerantz Business Library!

Kim has been serving as interim director of the library for the past 6 months, and she has served as the Business Reference Librarian since 2006. She will now take charge of the 275-seat, state-of-the-art facility in the Tippie College of Business.

Please welcome her to her new position.