Standards Workshop : Guides and Regulations for Building and Evaluating Resources, Thursday, May 8 @Hardin

This workshop provides an introduction to standards and specifications. Learn how to access a wide variety of standards including ASTM, ISO, ADA, NFPA (Fluid), and the US Code of Federal Regulations. Featuring a new database, TechStreet, and more. This session will be led by Kari Kozak, the head of the Lichtenberger Engineering Library. This session is hands-on and free for UI students and affiliates. There will be time for questions at the end.

Our next session is:
Thursday, May 8, 3-4 pm
Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons
Register online here or by calling 319-335-9151.
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Iowa Women’s Archives, Rhetoric faculty and students to present on digital humanities teaching project May 7

University of Iowa faculty, students, and staff will be discussing a curriculum project that combines historic documents with digital tools and methods as part of the Irving B. Weber Days local history celebration. The one-hour presentation “Archives Alive!: Teaching with WWII Correspondence” will take place at 12:30 on Wednesday, May 7, in Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public Library.

Iowa Digital Library: Evelyn Birkby World War II scrapbook, 1942-1944. Iowa Women's Archives

Iowa Digital Library: Evelyn Birkby World War II scrapbook, 1942-1944. Iowa Women’s Archives

Iowa Women’s Archives Curator Kären Mason will provide background on the IWA and its mission to chronicle the history of Iowa women, their families, and their communities by collecting personal papers, organizational records, and oral histories. IWA artifacts on display at the event will include a World War II correspondence scrapbook, donated by author and radio personality Evelyn Birkby, upon which the Archives Alive! project was based.

Matt Gilchrist and Tom Keegan, Rhetoric faculty and co-directors of the Iowa Digital Engagement and Learning (IDEAL) initiative, will speak about using digital humanities methods to engage undergraduates through hands-on learning and technologically innovative assignments. For Archives Alive!, they developed a four-week curriculum module that required their Rhetoric students to participate in DIY History, the UI Libraries’ transcription crowdsourcing project. After transcribing, researching, and analyzing digitized correspondence from the Birkby scrapbook, students conveyed their findings in a variety of ways; this includes three-minute video screencasts uploaded to YouTube that form a collection of open-access works of original digital scholarship based on primary sources.

Wednesday’s event will also feature presentations by Rhetoric students James Burke, Jessica Graff, and Zach Stark.

For those who can’t make it in person, “Archives Alive!: Teaching with WWII Correspondence” will be broadcast live on The Library Channel, Iowa City cable channel 10, and archived at the Iowa City Public Library web site.

Database of the Week: PrivCo

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

The database: PrivCo

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

Use it to find:

  • Business and financial data on major, non-publicly traded corporations, including family owned, private equity owned, venture backed, and international unlisted companies
  • Company reports: often include business summary, competitors, ownership, financials, and a detialed business description
  • Private market investors
  • Venture capitol funding
  • Private mergers and acquisitions

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Tips for searching:

  • Use the search bar at the top to quickly find a known company or investor
  • Use the quick private company screener, in the middle, to search by location, industry, and revenue
  • Use the black tabs across the top to search for: private market investors, venture capitol funding, private M&A deals, private equity deals

 

Demos: The following demo can be viewed on YouTube:

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

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.

Database of the Week: ReferenceUSA

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

The database: ReferenceUSA

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

Use it to find:

  • Directory information for 24 Million US Businesses
  • Often includes Executive Name, Address, Phone Number, Sales Volume, Employee Size
  • US Consumers/Lifestyle Database
  • US Jobs/Internships Database

Custom Search

Tips for searching:

  • Use the “Quick Search” to search by Company Name, Executive Name, City, State or Phone
  • Use the “Custom Search” to build a more complex search.  Can refine by Business type (Industry Code / Group), Geography (Radius, County, Map Based Search, etc), Business Size, Ownership, and more

 

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Demos: The following demo (from the University of Texas) shows how to make lists with ReferenceUSA:

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

Learn to use EndNote Basic at Hardin Library’s workshop Monday, April 21

EndNote Basic is a web-based citation management software that is freely available to all UI affiliates. It allows you to import, organize and format citations for papers, articles, etc. EndNote Basic is not the same as EndNote desktop software. This workshop is hands-on and free for UI students and affiliates. There will be time for questions at the end.

Our next session is:

Monday, April  21, 2-3 pm

Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons

Register online or contact us at 335-9151 or by emailing lib-hardin@uiowa.edu

No time for class? We offer an easy online tutorial for EndNote Basic.

Women in Politics 2014: Historic & Current Perspectives

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Women in Politics 2014: Historic & Current Perspectives
Friday, April 18th, 2014, 8:15 AM to 5:00 PM
Old Capitol Museum Senate Chambers

The Louise Noun – Mary Louise Smith Iowa Women’s Archives was founded by two women who understood the critical importance of women participating in politics at all levels.

Join us for a day-long symposium that will examine why women do or do not run for political office, how they govern once elected, and documentation of the history of women in politics. The symposium will wrap up with a policy discussion and action steps.

The symposium is free and open to the public, but please register here, as space is limited.

The Women in Politics symposium is presented by the Public Policy Center in partnership with the Iowa Women’s Archives.

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.

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.

Database of the Week: Bloomberg

Bloomberg

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

The database: Bloomberg Professional (Terminals)

Where to find it: The Bloomberg terminals have to be accessed in person. We now have 4 in the Business Library and there are others available on campus.

 

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Use it to find:

  • Commodities
  • Derivatives
  • Economic Data
  • Equities
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Portfolio & Risk Analytics
  • News & Research
  • and More

Tips for searching: BloomberGS

  • Create a unique login/account
  • Type into the search bar at the top
  • Type BPS to access the Bloomberg Professional Service resource center and and array of cheat sheets for Bloomberg function codes
  • Bloomberg Essentials  Online Training is available to all users, type BESS to access these
  • A great cheat sheet on getting started can be viewed here