Need a soft drink, a light lunch maybe, and a peaceful place to study? Come to the BizHub! You have your choice of conversation space, personal seating, or even a group-study room. Would you like help with an assignment or want to borrow a reserve book? Visit the service-desk; during the summer, staff is available 8 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday. The BizHub itself is open 24/7.
The Business Library/UI Libraries recently acquired an online streaming license to Capitalism –a film produced and directed by Ilan Ziv.
Description from Icarus Films:
CAPITALISM is an ambitious and accessible six-part documentary series that looks at both the history of ideas and the social forces that have shaped the capitalist world. Blending interviews with some of the world’s great historians, economists, anthropologists, and social critics (view the complete list of participants), with on-the-ground footage shot in twenty-two countries, CAPITALISM questions the myth of the unfettered free market, explores the nature of debt and commodities, and retraces some of the great economic debates of the last 200 years.
Each fifty-two minute episode is designed to stand alone, making these ideal for classroom use or as an additional resource for students. More info about the episodes can be found on the Icarus Film site.
Tippie learning coaches will be present at the Pomerantz Business Library to provide students with homework assistance, exam preparation, and more. Students enrolled in Principles of Microeconomics (ECON:1100), Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON:1200), and Statistics for Business (STAT:1030) can find help Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 5:00-7:00 pm. No scheduling is required.
Today the Pomerantz Business Library looks back at the recently ended fiscal year 2016. What follows provides a window into the impact that the business library has on the teaching, learning, and research activities of students, faculty, and staff of the Tippie College of Business and the entire University of Iowa community.
Thanks for a great FY 2016 and here’s to a strong and productive FY 2017!
The Pomerantz Business Library has arranged a trial to Sage Business Cases. The trial ends May 1, 2016.
SAGE Business Cases brings business to life – inspiring researchers to develop their own best practices and prepare for professional success. Teaching notes are included with the trial access. In order to set up teaching notes, please follow these instructions.
If you think that Sage Business Cases would be a good addition (or not a good addition) to the collection, please send comments to Business Library Head Librarian Kimberlyemail@example.com.
Getting ready for interviews? Researching internships? Thinking about business school or law school?
The Pomerantz Business Library has a great resource to help you: Vault.
Vault has an abundance of good info for the job or internship seeker. It also has rankings and reviews of law schools, business schools, and undergraduate institutions. To get a fuller picture of Vault’s capabilities, take a look at our recent profile of the site.
In addition, if you need more detailed company information (financials, corporate structure, executive profiles, etc.) to prepare for an interview, take a look at our Company Information guide. Or, perhaps you’re considering jobs or internships with companies in unfamiliar industries? If so, take a look at our Industry Information guide. This guide will help you find industry profiles, key industry players, financial ratios, and much more.
The U.S. government has long been an active gatherer and disseminator of information. In recent years, with the roll out of the data.gov website, it has made strides to make this data more accessible and useable by the public, researchers, app developers, and businesses. The site serves as a gateway to publicly available datasets from not only the federal government, but also state and local governments as well as universities. These data cover a wide range of subject matter including: education, employment, agriculture, and public safety. According to the site, the number of datasets available currently stands at over 192,000. The site also provides examples of businesses and organizations that rely on the data to power their sites/applications.
As some reviewers have pointed out, data.gov is not without its limits. For example, the currency of the data provided varies; in some cases, more recent data can be found on an agency’s own website. In addition, the file formats provided vary quite a bit, from HTML to XML, CSV, and others. The scope and depth of participation by federal agencies with the data.gov initiative vary as well; details can be found here.
To search the available datasets from the main page, enter a keyword(s) in the main search box. Or, to browse available datasets, select a topic from the “Browse Topics” icons. Then select the “Data” or “Data Catalog” tab to view the available datasets. These sets can then be narrowed using the filters on the left side of the screen. Results can be filtered based on the file format, the agency supplying the data, and other attributes.
From physical facilities to sexual assault, Collegeland, a New York Times Magazine special is also available in print at the Pomerantz Business Library.
Need a break from studying? Check out the new exhibit at the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences. Titled From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry, the exhibit was produced by the National Library of Medicine and the National Museum of American History.
The National Library of Medicine’s description of the exhibit explains:
Microbes—tiny organisms too small to be seen with the naked eye have altered human history. Life forms such as bacteria, yeasts, and molds can cause sickness or restore health, and help produce foods and beverages. Scientists, in partnership with industry, have developed techniques to harness the powers of these microbes. In recent years, headline-grabbing technologies have used genetically modified bacteria to manufacture new medicines.
The exhibit is located on Hardin Library’s 3rd floor, and will be on display through June 15, 2014. Visit NLM online for more information, and to explore the digital gallery: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/fromdnatobeer/index.html
These books from the Business Library’s general collection have been loaned and recently returned. Books appear in order by call number. Readers can use the list to see which subjects are popular or used for research.
Click on a title for more information.
Updated July 21, 2011