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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.

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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.

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Search within SEC Filings: WordsAnalytics (New!)

WordsAnalytics offers detailed searches within Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings back to 2001.  Criteria, which users can apply and combine, include:

  • form type
  • keywords
  • financial metrics
  • agreements and contracts
  • subsidiary lists
  • 1000+ pre-programmed search strings

This resource also lets users export text to Word or PDF & tables to Excel.

The powerful “analytics” tool assembles word counts within reports (or paragraphs) and compares them to the text’s total; this shows company well-being.  For example:

Apple Inc. 10-K 2012

Sentiment(+):0.24%; Sentiment(-):1.62%; Risk:0.3%; Litiguous:2.63%; Fog:21.12%;

Help videos on WordsAnalytics explain both how to conduct searches and what they mean.

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ReferenceUSA: Millions of Businesses & Consumers

The University of Iowa Libraries now offer access to a powerful research tool: ReferenceUSA.  Users can create cusomized searches for over 24 million businesses and 262 million consumers.  Information can be detailed, and ReferenceUSA presents data in charts and other formats.

Businesses include:

  • Name
  • Phone
  • Address
  • Employee size
  • Expenditures
  • Credit rating
  • Company history

& more.

Consumer data shows:

  • Phone
  • Home value
  • Income
  • Lifstyles (arts, cooking, pets, etc.)
  • Snapshots (age, marital status, gender etc.)

& more.

 

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Books Recently Returned: March 12, 2013

See Business Library titles that have been recently borrowed and returned.  Materials appear in call-number order. Readers can discover which subjects are popular or used for research.

Click on a title for more information.

Updated March 12, 2013

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Books Recently Returned: February 12, 2013

See Business Library titles that have been recently borrowed and returned.  Materials appear in call-number order. Readers can discover which subjects are popular or used for research.

Click on a title for more information.

Updated February 12, 2013

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LearningExpress Library: Online Practice Tests, EBooks, and More

“Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library’s resources will help you succeed. Each of our Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You’ll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that’s right for you.”

Resources for college students include: personal finance skills, math, vocabulary, graduate school entrance exam prep., and more.

- LearningExpress

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ReferenceUSA & Onesource Trials (End 28 February, 2013)

Find both databases on this site.

ReferenceUSA is the nation’s premier source for business and consumer research data. Powered by Infogroup data, the database is updated monthly and contains detailed information on over 15 million companies and over 260 million consumers. Every record can be exported into spreadsheets and contains accurate latitude and longitude coordinates. The resource is ideal for entrepreneurship activities, students seeking employment, marketing projects, GIS mapping efforts and demographic research.

OneSource Global Business Browser provides comprehensive, updated information on industries and companies within the US and around the world. The resource lives up to its name in that it aggregates data from all the top business providers (Infogroup, Hoovers, Datamonitor, Freedonia, Kompass, Mergent, etc.) and puts them into one, easy-to-use database. Whether you’re looking for executive names & biographies, in-depth industry reports, international business locations or SWOT analyses—OneSource has it and more.

Please send additional comments to Kim Bloedel.

By Lisa Martincik
February 4, 2013