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Database of the Week: Business Monitor Online

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

The database: Business Monitor  BusinessMonitor

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

Use it to find Country and Region specific:

  • Economic, Political Risk, &  Industry Trend Analyses
  • Industry News
  • Company Briefs
  • Industry Reports
  • Risk Ratings
  • Political Outlooks
  • SWOTs
  • Economic Outlooks & Forecasts
  • Business Environment Outlooks
  • Data & Forecasting Tools

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Tips for searching:

  • Select a “Geography” or “Service” at the top
  • Use the tabs: “Daily Views”, “Reports & Strategic Content” and “Data & forecasting” to navigate
  • Use the left hand bar to further refine your search

Demos: The following demos can be viewed on YouTube:

 

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

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Database of the Week: BizMiner

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

The database: BizMiner BizMiner

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

Use it to find:

  • US Industry Financial Reports
  • Local Industry Financial Reports
  • Micro Firm Profit-Loss Reports
  • Industry Market Reports
  • Also includes Competitive Market Analyzer

salesTips for searching:

  • Start with a keyword or NAICS search in the search bar
  • Click on “Industry” and browse by NAICS sectors
  • Once you have found your relevant industry, click into it, then choose an Industry Financial Profile for a specific region and sales class, or a Micro Firm Profit-Loss Report, Industry Market Report, or use the Competitive market Analyzer
  • Open your report as a PDF or HTML

Income_expenseWant help using BizMiner? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

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Database of the Week: eMarketer

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

The database: eMarketeremarketer

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

Use it to find:

  • Daily research articles, analyst reports, and  e-business and online marketing statistics, aggregated and analyzed from over 2,800 sources.
  • Market research and trend analysis on Internet, e-business, online marketing, media and emerging technologies.
  • Ad spending, demographics, media-usage, retail and e-commerce
  • Lots of charts, graphs, and other visual depictions of data

eMarketerappTips for searching:

  • Browse by: Topic, Chart type, or Year
  • Use the top search bar or the advanced search
  • Use the tabs to select content type: Report, PPT, Article, Chart, Interview

Video: View a video about eMarketer below.

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

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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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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: Statista

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

The database: Statista

“All of Statista’s charts are made available under the Creative Commons License CC BY-ND 3.0 and may be used and re-published without charge by all commercial and non-commercial websites. The only thing asked for in return is proper attribution to Statista.”

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

Use it to find:Statista MBA-rankings-used-worldwide-by-applicants-when-selecting-a-program-2012

  •    Statistics
    • Includes data on: companies, countries, products, demographics, advertising, etc.
  • Industry reports
    • A variety of industries, including popular categories such as: Sports & Recreation, Consumer Goods and FMCG, Media & Advertising, Technology & Telecommunications, and Internet
  • Dossiers
    • On about 1000 popular topics. Provided in PowerPoint format
  • Infographics – news Infographics released daily

Infographic: Food Retail in the United States | Statista

Tips for searching:

  • Use the search box to do a keyword search
  • Within a search use the left sidebar to limit your search to Statistics, Studies, Dossiers & Industry-Reports, Topics, or Infographics
  • Statista is really fun to browse as it is so visual
  • Mouse over the drop down menus “Our Services”, “Markets & Topics”, and “Infographics” to further explore this database.

Want help using Statista? Contact the Business Librarians, Willow or Kim, and set up an appointment.

Infographic: The Internet's Most Popular Cats | Statista

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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.