Database of the Week: Key Business Ratios

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

The database: D&B Key Business Ratios

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

From their website”Key Business Ratios on the Web (KBR) provides immediate online access to competitive benchmarking data. This powerful tool lets researchers examine industry benchmarks compiled from D&B®’s database of public and private companies, featuring 14 key business ratios (users choose a one-year or three-year set of ratios) for public and private companies in 800 lines of business.” KBR

Use it to find:

  • Industry ratios
  • Company information
  • Solvency Ratios
  • Efficiency Ratios
  • Profitability Ratios

Tips for searching:

  • To search for industry ratios – type an industry code (SIC or NAICs)
  • To display company information – click to company sub-tab of the reports section, sort by company name, SIC, line of Business, DUNS number, NAIC, MSA, City, Sate or Country.
  • You can also perform a comparative analysis
  • Use the Ratios tab to calculate key business ratios (solvency, efficiency and profitability)
  • Use the Help Guides – top right corner

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

Database of the Week: Global Commodities

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

The database: Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration & Cultural ExchangeGlobal_Commodities

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

From their website: “This resource brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of global commodities in world history.”

Use it to find:

  • Primary source material
  • Price data visualizations, Energy data visualizations, Interactive maps, Historical maps
  • Thematic areas include: Advertising & Consumption, Art & Literature, Cultivation, Ecology & Environment, Exploration & Discovery, Health & Welfare, Politics & Empire, Production, Social Practice, Trade & Commerce, and Transportation
  • Commodities explored include: Chocolate, Cotton, Coffee, Fur, Opium, Oil, Porcelain, Silver & Gold, Spices, Sugar , Tea, Timber, Tobacco, Wheat, Wine & Spirits.

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Tips for searching:

  • Use the tabs across the top to explore: Documents, the Chronology, Data & Maps, Visual Resources & Further Resources
  • Use the search bar in the top right hand corner
  • There are also Advanced Search and Popular Searches options

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

Database of the Week: Alexander Street Press Video

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

The database: Alexander Street PressAlexxander_Street_Press

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

From their website: “Alexander Street Press is a publisher of award-winning online collections and videos for scholarly research, teaching, and learning.”

Use it to find:

  • Videos + audio, text, and web resources
  • Includes materials in the following disciplines: Social Sciences (Business & Economics, Educations, Psychology, Religion & Thought, etc.), Art & Design, Diversity Studies, Health Sciences, History, Literature & Language, Music & Performing Arts, Science & Engineering, etc.
  • Business & Economic topics include:  Consumer Behavior, Corporate Communication, Corporate Governance, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Marketing Strategy, Strategic Management, Supply Chain Management

Tips for searching:

  • Use the search bar at the top, and select a discipline from the drop down menu.
  • Browse by disciplines, collections, titles, publishers, playlists, or clips

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Want help using Alexander Street Press? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

Database of the Week: RKMA Market Research Reports

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

The database: Richard K. Miller & Associates Market Research ReportsRKMA

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

From therie website: “Richard K. Miller & Associates (RKMA) market research handbooks focus on various consumer-related markets. Each of these comprehensive assessments includes market forecasts, sector trends, and statistics. In addition to in-depth analyses, handbooks include links to hundreds of websites for additional information. ”

Use it to find:

  • Reports on:Business-to-Business Marketing; Casinos, Gaming & Wagering; Consumer Behavior; Consumer Marketing; Entertainment, Media & Advertising; Healthcare Business; International Consumer Markets; Leisure Market; Restaurant, Food & Beverage Market; Retail Business Market Research; Sports Marketing; and Travel & Tourism
  • Market forecasts
  • Sector trends
  • Statistics

Tips for searching:

  • Browse the main screen for the newest reports
  • Click the bottom link to view archived reports
  • Once in a report review the Table of Contents

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Want help using RKMA Market Research Reports? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

Database of the Week: Kompass

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

The database: KompassKompass

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

Kompass is a business to business import and export directory that enables you to gather information about other companies and promote your company in the global marketplace. Kompass business to business directory has 2.3M companies in 70 countries referenced by 57.000 product & service keywords 860,000 trade names, 4.6M executive names.

Use it to find:

  • Business information
  • Lists of company’s activities and products
  • Trade names
  • Executives

Tips for searching:

  • Use the quick search bar
  • Filter using the left hand sidebar, by: Categories (company activity, company name, executives, etc.), Location, Number of Employees, and Activities.

 

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

Database of the Week: Freedonia

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

The database: Freedonia Focus Portal Freedonia

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

Freedonia Focus portal is a collection of over 550 industry market research reports, covering 18 industry sectors.

Use it to find:

  • Industry market research reports
  • Market size, historical and forecasted demand by product and markets, and profiles of the market leading companies
  • Industry sectors include: Automotive and Other Transportation; Chemicals; Construction; Consumer Goods; Electronics; Energy and Power; Food, Agriculture, Tobacco; Industrial Components; Life Sciences (Pharmaceuticals/Medical); Machinery; Metals and Minerals; Miscellaneous and Service Industries; Packaging; Paper, Printing and Publishing; Plastics; Rubber; Textiles, Apparel and Leather; and Wood, Furniture and Fixtures

Tips for searching:

  • Use the quick search bar, or the advanced search
  • Browse by Country or Region
  • Once you have picked a region, browse by industry sector

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

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.

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.

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.

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.