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Database of the Week: Country Watch

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

The database: Country Watch: Website to the World Country_Watch

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

CountryWatch is an information provider for corporations, government agencies, universities, schools, libraries and individuals needing up-to-date news and information on each of the recognized countries of the world.
CountryWatch provides critical country-specific intelligence and data to over 4000 clients including public and private sector organizations with overseas operations and global interests. In addition, CountryWatch provides country information to large media audiences in various venues as part of its media strategy.

Use it to find:

  • CountryReviews – Country specific demographic, political, economic, business, cultural and environmental information
  • CountryWire – daily news coverage for every country
  • CountryData
  • CountryMaps – thematic maps and political/physical maps
  • CultureWatch – tailored to young students exploring the countries of the world and global events.
  • Political Intelligence Briefings – featured countries
  • Forecasts – Macroeconomic Forecasts for every country

Tips for searching:

  • Choose your focus, see above, and then choose a country.CountryWatch2

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

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Database of the Week: American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries

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

The database: Uniworld: American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries uniworld

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

Uniworld Online, […] offer[s] two unique directories to unravel the maze of “who operates where” and “who owns whom” regardless of whether you’re sourcing, building your business, selling, tracking competitors, or seeking employment with a multinational firm.  With Uniworld Online, you’ll find contact information for headquarters, branches, subsidiaries, and affiliates of the multinational firm. Since 1955, it’s all we’ve done and we do it well.  All of the firms we list are multinational firms.

Use it to find:

  • American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries
  • Foreign Firms Operating in the United States

Tips for searching:

  • Search by: country, region, state, keyword, zip code, radius, industry codes, revenue, number of employees
  • Filter results to show only: public firms, private firms, US branch locations, etc.
  • Download to Excel or view resultsuniworld2

Want help using Uniworld: American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

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Database of the Week: RMA Annual Statement Studies

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

The database: RMA Annual Statement Studies/eStatements Online RMA

Where to find it: You can find it here, and under R in the databases A-Z list.
For over 95 years, RMA’s Annual Statement Studies® has been the industry standard for comparison financial data. Material contained in today’s Annual Statement Studies was first published in the March 1919 issue of the Federal Reserve Bulletin. In the days before computers, the Annual Statement Studies data was recorded in pencil on yellow ledger paper! Today, it features data for over 778 industries.

Use it to find:

  • Industry Financial Ratio Benchmarks
  • Industry Default Probabilities
  • Cash Flow Measures
  • Data definitions

Tips for searching:

  • Use the Basic Search
    • Browse by industry title (alphabetical)
    • Browse by NAICS
    • Browse by sector
    • Search for an industry by keyword or NAICS
  • Use the Advanced Search to specify: data group, year, region, range, and type of data.
  • Export data into Excel RMA_data

Want help using RMA Statement Studies? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

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Database of the Week: PsycINFO

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

The database: PsycINFO PsycINFO

Where to find it: You can find it here, and under P in the databases A-Z list.
The PsycINFO database covers the professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, and other areas. PsycINFO’s coverage is worldwide, and includes references and abstracts to over 1500 journals in more than 35 languages, and book chapters and books in the English language. Over 50,000 references are added annually. Popular literature is excluded.

Use it to find:

  • Journal articles, book chapters, book reviews,  editorials
  • Clinical case reports, empirical studies, literature reviews
  • Includes disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics,etc
  • Includes topics such as: Advertising, Marketing, Decision Making, Consumer Behavior, Job performance, Organizational Behavior, etc.

Tips for searching:

  • Use the Easy Search or Advanced search options
  • Use the sidebar on the left to narrow your results
  • PsycINFO does not provide full-text. Always search our e -Journal listings to see if we have access to the journal. See a tutorial here.PsycINFO2

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

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New York Times: Print Makes a Come-Back

The Plot Twist, featured in the New York Times, describes a strong resurgence in print sales, fueled in part by sharper business practices by sellers, as well as a drop in e-books’ popularity.

University students and staff can also read the article via Bloomberg (requires sign-in):

https://global.factiva.com/redir/default.aspx?P=sa&NS=16&AID=9UNI006500&an=NYTF000020150923eb9n0004l&cat=a&ep=ASI

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New Laptops!

The Pomerantz Business Library has 12 new Dell Latitudes.

  • Software includes Microsoft Office 2013.
  • Laptops have Webcams for use with Skype (included).
  • Users can print with Web printing (http://printing.its.uiowa.edu).
  • University students and staff can use their ID’s to borrow a laptop for 4-hour loan (Library use only).

New dell laptop

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Database of the Week: Passport

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

The database: Passport (Consumer Industries) – Euromonitor International

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

NB: HawkID login is required for all users.
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.

Use it to find:    Passport2

  • Global industry data / analysis
  • Industries include:Alcoholic drinks, Apparel and footwear, Beauty and personal care, Consumer appliances, Consumer electronics, Consumer finance, Consumer foodservice, Consumer health, Eyewear, Fresh food, Health and wellness, Home and garden, Home care, Hot drinks, Ingredients, Luxury goods, Packaged food, Packaging, Personal accessories, Pet care, Retailing, Soft drinks, Tissue & hygiene, Tobacco, Toys and games, Travel.
  • Each industry contains categories to choose from
  • Industry trends
  • Competitive analysis
  • Sales by sub category
  • Company shares
  • Brand shares
  • Forecasting
  • Distribution
  • Company profiles

Tips for searching:

  • Use the search box – top right
  • Alternatively, choose one of the options at the top – Search, Industries, Economies, Companies
  • By choosing “Search” – you will be able to search within specific content – Categories and Topics, Companies, Brands, packaging, Closures
  • By choosing “Industries” – you can pick an industry

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

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Collegeland: New York Times Magazine

From physical facilities to sexual assault, Collegeland, a New York Times Magazine special is also available in print at the Pomerantz Business Library.

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PrivCo Excellence in Librarianship: Kimberly Bloedel

Congratulations to Kimberly Bloedel, Head of the Pomerantz Business Library!  She is one of three people PrivCo has recognized for exemplary support and advancement of the profession. “Kimberly should be commended for excellence in collaborative partnerships and instruction.” – Judging Panel

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New Business Library Acquisition: Passport (from Euromonitor)

Faculty, staff and students now have access to Passport. Passport is Euromonitor International’s global market analysis software platform and provides industry analysis in countries around the world. The database includes a market size and market share database for all products across key countries.

Passport can be accessed from the Business Library website’s Databases A-Z list: Please note that on campus and off campus users will be required to enter in a HawkID and password to access Passport.

If you have any questions, please contact a business library staff member.