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.

Trial Subscription: Passport – World Market Analysis

 

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.

 

The trial for this product ends March 20, 2015.  Please send additional comments to Kim Bloedel.

 

IDL highlights for Black History Month

The Iowa Digital Library is fortunate to host the college scrapbooks of three University of Iowa students from the 1920s and 1930s, which provide views of the African-American community during their time on campus.

 

Althea Beatrice Moore Smith scrapbook cover, 1924-1928

Althea Beatrice Moore Smith scrapbook cover, 1924-1928

The Althea Beatrice Moore Smith scrapbook was added to the Iowa Digital Library thanks to a collaboration between the African American Museum of Iowa and the Iowa Women’s Archives.

Althea Moore and friend on steps of Old Capitol, Iowa City, Iowa, between 1924 and 1928

Althea Moore and friend on steps of Old Capitol, Iowa City, Iowa, between 1924 and 1928


 

Patrobas Cassius Robinson college scrapbook cover, 1923-1928

Patrobas Cassius Robinson college scrapbook cover, 1923-1928

Hal and Avril Chase of Des Moines, Iowa, funded the purchase of this album for the University of Iowa Archives.

Patrobas Cassius Robinson

Patrobas Cassius Robinson


 

James B. Morris Jr. photo album cover, 1937-1941

James B. Morris Jr. photo album cover, 1937-1941

James Morris was the son of James Morris, Sr., a long-time publisher of the Iowa State Bystander, an African-American newspaper.  James Morris Jr. married Arlene J. Roberts Morris, the first African-American woman psychologist to be licensed by the Iowa State Board of Psychology.

Captain James B. Morris, Jr. 1944

Captain James B. Morris, Jr. 1944

 

Main Library Exhibition Space Renovation

The Main Library is currently in the process of renovating the first floor exhibition space. Over the next several months, the air handling, filtration, and lighting systems will be upgraded to museum environmental standards. For the first time we will be able to safely showcase our rare books, documents, photographs, artifacts and other items.  This renovation will provide a dynamic and interactive exhibition space that will provide new opportunities for the Libraries to engage with the campus and the community.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the University of Iowa Main Library

Have you been searching for a good book to spend Valentine’s Day with? Want to use your card game skills to attract a mate? Looking for a rare book to discuss over dinner with that special someone? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should stop by the UI Main Library this week to check out some of our Valentine’s Day events!

Play with Hearts
Tuesday, February 10th
12:00pm-2:00pm

Come to Group Area D (across from Food for Thought Café) to learn how to play the game, Hearts. You can also enjoy some vintage baked goods made from recipes from special collections’ historic recipe collection. There will even be recipes available for you to plan your own Valentine’s meal!

Blind Date with a Book
Wednesday, February 11th
12:00pm-2:00pm

Stop by Group Area D to check out a book. But this time, there will be no judging by the cover.
We’ll set you up with a blind date that you get to take home with you for some Valentine’s reading. A Spinster’s Tale or Love in the Time of Cholera: Which one will you take home tonight?

Love in the Stacks
Thursday, February 12th
12:00pm-4:00pm

Drop into Group Area D and we’ll help you out with some Valentine’s gifts! View items from the University of Iowa Special Collections and University Archives while you make buttons from prints of our more romantic books, or send an e-card to your loved ones.

You never know where love will find you, but you do know where to find us. We’ll see you in Group Area D!

Looking for Love in the Library

Have you been searching for a good book with which to spend Valentine’s Day?  Want to use your card game skills to attract a mate?  Looking for a rare book to discuss over dinner with that special someone?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should stop by the UI Main Library this week to check out some of our Valentine’s Day events!

Pants 4 U "My heart pants 4 U," August 1, 1907

Pants 4 U
“My heart pants 4 U,” August 1, 1907

Play with Hearts–Tuesday, February 10th

12:00pm-2:00pm

Come to Group Area D (across from Food for Thought Café) to learn how to play the game, Hearts.  You can also enjoy some vintage baked goods made from recipes from special collections’ historic recipe collection.  There will even be recipes available for you to plan your own Valentine’s meal!

Blind Date with a Book–Wednesday, February 11th

12:00pm-2:00pm

Stop by Group Area D to check out a book.  But this time, there will be no judging by the cover.  We’ll set you up with a blind date that you get to take home with you for some Valentine’s reading.  A Spinster’s Tale or Love in the Time of Cholera: Which one will you take home tonight?

Love in the Stacks—Thursday, February 12th

12:00pm-4:00pm

Drop into Group Area D and we’ll help you out with some Valentine’s gifts!  View items from the University of Iowa Special Collections and University Archives while you make buttons from prints of our more romantic books, or send an e-card  to your loved ones.

 

You never know where love will find you, but you do know where to find us.  We’ll see you in Group Area D!

 

Learn to format references in APA Style with our free workshop @Hardin Tuesday, Feb. 10 1-2pm

Learn how to format your papers and references in American Psychological Association (APA) Style, version 6.

You will learn how to do basic formatting with APA style and how to apply APA formatting to journal, book, and web references.  Speed up your writing with our free workshop!

Tuesday, February 10th, 1-2pm, Information Commons East, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

Register for this or any of our other workshops online, or by calling 319-335-9151.

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Database of the Week: Redbooks

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

The database: Redbooks

Redbooks includes over 10,000 Advertising Agencies with accounts, specializations, billings by media, and contact information for personnel. Advertiser profiles for companies are also included. Rebooks

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

Use it to find:

  • Advertising Agencies
  • Ad Agencies’ accounts / clients
  • Advertiser profiles
  • Contact information
  • News about Ad Agencies

Tips for searching:

  • Use the search bar at the top to search by Ad Agency or client
  • Browse by: Ad Agency OR Advertisers
  • Use the Advanced Search to search by: advertising expenditure, brand, target market, industry codes, etc.
  • Once in a profile, use the tabs across the top: key contacts, clients, social media, news
  • View the super useful PDF help guide here

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

Learn how to find results in PubMed with our free workshops

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to the medical literature and includes over 22 million bibliographic citations in life sciences.

Learn how to use MeSH subject headings and use advanced techniques to find better results, faster.

Our sessions this semester:

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.

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Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room : Gautier’s Anatomy

DAgotyImageJACQUES FABIAN GAUTIER D’AGOTY (1717-1785). Anatomie de la tête. Paris: Chez le sieur Gautier, M. Duverney, Quillau, 1748.

Gautier, a French printmaker, was an assistant to Le Blon and, like Ladmiral, claimed the color printing process as his own. Gautier published some ten collections of colored plates of various portions of the anatomy, and he was the first person to print anatomical plates in color on a large scale.

Choulant writes that “his anatomic illustrations . . . impress the critical observer with their arrogance and charlatanry and do not recommend themselves to the student of anatomy either for their faithfulness and reliability or for their technique” (Choulant-Frank, p. 270).

The dissections and preparations for the eight large figures in this atlas of the anatomy of the head were prepared by Joseph Guichard Du Verney, and some of the plates are among the most elaborate produced by Gautier, especially notable for the intricate network of blood vessels which are meticulously indicated by direct color printing.

This extremely rare work is an important piece of book and anatomic illustration.  You may view this work in the John Martin Rare Book Room, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences. Make a gift to the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences by donating online or setting up a recurring gift with The University of Iowa Foundation.