Database of the Week: Mergent Online

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

The database: Mergent OnlineMergent

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

Use it to find:

  • Company information on both public and big private companies
  • Business summary information – history, properties, subsidiaries, long-term debt, capital stock, business segments
  • Executive information
  • Ownership information
  • Equity pricing and reports
  • Access to company news
  • List of company competitors
  • Quick access to Annual Reports and other SEC filings
  • Industry reports: automotive, banking, food & beverage, heavy construction, insurance, media, , pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, healthcare, oil & gas, retail, etc.
  • Company News

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Tips for searching:

  • Search by company name or ticker symbol
  • Use the “Advanced Search” to search fro companies by: state, city, zip code, year incorporated, number of employees, number of shareholders, auditor, etc.
  • Use the tabs across the top to do a: executive search, government filings search, report search, ownership search or bond search

Take a look at our tutorials below:

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

Database of the Week: FAITS – Faulkner Advisory for IT Studies

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

The database: FAITS – Faulkner Advisory for IT Studies

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

Use it to find (from their brochure):

  • Technology tutorial reports – provide intelligence about emerging and mature technologies
  • Marketplace reports – offer an excellent way to stay current on all the latest trends and advances in the IT and communications market segments
  • Implementation guide reports – provide users with the know-how to keep a project running on a budget
  • Standards reports – examine the major IT and communications standards and protocols currently in place
  • Product profile reports – provide a concise summary of the leading products and suppliers, examine product strengths and limitations, and analyze current pricing strategies
  • Company profile reports – review business goals, sales and marketing strategies, and financial stability of the leading vendors
  • Comparison and selection guide reports – offer the intelligence user need to make the best product and service selections
  • Topics include: IT infrastructure, Telecom, Technology vendors, Linux/Open source, Healthcare IT topics, Wireless communication, Data networking, etc.

FAITS_TabletsTips for searching:

  • Start with a simple search in the search bar, or
  • Browse by topic or report type
  • Take a look at the “help with searching” page for additional suggestions – link above the search bar

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

Nature announces exaggerated “free to view” program

On Tuesday Nature published a news item with the following headline, “Nature Makes All Articles Free to View”, which from the headline alone sounded pretty good. Upon further inspection it looked like Nature had created a new form of access, that has been coined “Beggar Access”  (see Bonnie Swoger’s blog post). Two days later the Nature news article was corrected, and the title now reads “Nature promotes read-only sharing by subscribers” (see the corrected Nature news post here), which is a more realistic depiction of the new program. Comments from others, skeptical of the program, have now been included in the article. See excerpts from the corrected Nature news post below.

Annette Thomas, chief executive of Macmillan Science and Education, says that under the policy, subscribers can share any paper they have access to through a link to a read-only version of the paper’s PDF that can be viewed through a web browser. For institutional subscribers, that means every paper dating back to the journal’s foundation in 1869, while personal subscribers get access from 1997 on.

Initial reactions to the policy have been mixed. Some note that it is far from allowing full open access to papers. “To me, this smacks of public relations, not open access,” says John Wilbanks, a strong advocate of open-access publishing in science and a senior fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri

Peter Suber, director of the Office for Scholarly Communication at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, says that the programme is a step forward by providing immediate free online access, in contrast to Nature‘s self-archiving open access policy, which still requires a six-month embargo. But, he notes, if authors prefer to share links rather than actually deposit their manuscripts in an online repository, the programme could be a step backward, because repositories host copies independently from the publisher, and those copies can be printed or saved and are generally more reusable than a screen-only file.

 

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Database of the Week: Business & Economics Portfolio

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

The database: Business & Economics Portfolio (The Conference Board)

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

Use it to find:

  • “Essential economic data coupled with superior business management research and insights from the world’s most widely-quoted source of management and economic research.” (from the website)
  • Economic data sets, including: Historical Data for Key Economic Indicators, the Conference Board Total Economy Database (macroeconomic time series on global output, input, and productivity for over 100 countries)
  • Business Management Research publications database. Topics covered include: Consumer Dynamics, Corporate Governance, Global Value Chains, Labor Markets, Risk Management, Sustainability, etc.

confernence_boardTips for searching:

  • Search Business Management Research by clicking on the search button
  • Browse by topic unless you know the report title or number
  • You can also do a keyword search, but it only searches within titles
  • Reports are listed with most recent at the top

Want help using Business & Economics Portfolio ? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

Database of the Week: Academic Search Elite

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

The database: Academic Search Elite

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

Use it to find:

  • Academic articles from all disciplines, including: marketing, economics, management, banking, finance, and investing, etc.
  • Full-text journals, magazines, and other resources (reviews, newspapers, trade publications)
  • This is a great place to start your research, especially if it is an interdisciplinary topic

Tips for searching:

  • Use the quick search bars at the top
  • Use drop down menu to select a specif field to search: Author, Title, Subject Terms, Company entity, NAICS code, etc.
  • Use the left-hand bar to refine your search by: Source type, Publication, Company, Geography, NAICS/Industry, etc.

Demos: Check out the following demo:

Want help using Academic Search Elite? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

Database of the Week: Web of Science

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

The database: Web of Science

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

Use it to find:

  • Articles from over 12,000 different journals in the fields of: science, technology, social sciences, arts and humanities
  • Citation tracking information
  • Coverage from 1900 – present
  • Full-text using the InfoLink button

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Tips for searching:

  • Use the quick search bar or do an Advanced Search
  • Use drop down menu to search by: Topic, Title, Author, Editor, Publication, Year, Document type, etc.
  • Use the left-hand bar to refine your searchWebOfScience2

Demos: Check out the following demo:

Want help using Web of Science? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

Database of the Week: World Bank eLibrary

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

The database: World Bank eLibrary   WorldBank

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

Use it to find:

  • Information on global issues including development policy, finance, health, education, climate change, aid effectiveness, and poverty
  • World Bank flagship and annual publications
  • Data publications
  • Regional and thematic series
  • Training manuals and handbooks
  • Working papers
  • Journal articles

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Tips for searching:

  • Use the quick search bar or do an Advanced Search
  • Filter using the right-hand options
  • Filter by: content type, topic, region, country, keyword, author, publication date, journal

Demos: Check out the following demo:

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Want help using World Bank eLibrary? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

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.

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 A 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.

Database of the Week: ABI/INFORM Global

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

The database: ABI/INFORM Global ABI_INFORM

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

Use it to find:

  • Full-text Academic articles (Journal of Economic Literature, Accounting Review, etc.)
  • Full-text periodicals (Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Economist, etc.)
  • Market and industry reports from: Economist Intelligence Unit & Oxford Analytica
  • Also:
    • Working papers
    • Dissertations
    • Business cases
    • Conference proceedings

Tips for searching:

  • Start with a basic search
  • Use the “Advanced Search” to search by publication date, NAICs codes, source type, document type, etc.
  • Once you do a search, related searches will also be recommended

Video: View ABI/INFORM help videos below

Want help using ABI/INFORM Global ? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.