Are you looking for company or industry information, market research statistics, international business data, or something that seems impossible to find? Ask a pro! Research Librarians Kimberly Bloedel and Willow Fuchs are here to help. You can chat, e-mail, phone, stop in, or schedule a consultation. Discover your answer among the hundreds of databases, articles, and other resources the University Libraries offer.
The Business Library team just finished a review of FY17. Below is an infographic highlighting our FY17 numbers. It has been a great year working with students, faculty, and staff. We are looking forward to a productive FY18 and to the opening of a new collaborative space this spring. Thank you for supporting library services!
The Rhetoric Department’s Conversation Center comes to the Business Library! The Center brings American and International students together to improve language skills and understanding. Schedule an appointment through the Center’s site. Participants meet Monday-Friday, 4-6 pm, at the tables near study room J.
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.
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 Kimberlyfirstname.lastname@example.org.
The database: Mergent Intellect
Powered by Hoover’s™, a Dun & Bradstreet Solution, Mergent Intellect is a flexible web-based application that features a deep collection of worldwide business information that enables companies to generate insightful business intelligence. Coupling Mergent’s expertise in developing products for the reference marketplace with Dun & Bradstreet’s private company database, Mergent Intellect offers new and existing clients a unique opportunity to access private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, the ability to access industry profiles and much more.
Use it to find: Information on private companies, new U.S. companies, public companies, and international companies; people; demographics; industries.
Tips for searching:
- Basic: Select a category (Company, People, Industry, or New U.S. Business) and then enter your search term in the box.
- Or, choose “Advanced Search”. Select company/people criteria (industry, geographic location, size, job title, etc.) to shape your search. Click on “Add to Criteria” (blue button toward bottom) as you choose criteria for your search.
- Lists of search results can be exported in CSV and PDF formats.
- Other search features available from Mergent Intellect’s main page include: Demographics, Residential Search, and Job Search.
Note: The Business Library has obtained a one year trial of Mergent Intellect. Take a look and let us know what you think.
The Plot Twist, featured in the New York Times, describes a strong resurgence in print sales, fueled in part by sharper business practices by sellers, as well as a drop in e-books’ popularity.
University students and staff can also read the article via Bloomberg (requires sign-in):
The Pomerantz Business Library has 12 new Dell Latitudes.
- Software includes Microsoft Office 2013.
- Laptops have Webcams for use with Skype (included).
- Users can print with Web printing (http://printing.its.uiowa.edu).
- University students and staff can use their ID’s to borrow a laptop for 4-hour loan (Library use only).
Congratulations to Kimberly Bloedel, Head of the Pomerantz Business Library! She is one of three people PrivCo has recognized for exemplary support and advancement of the profession. “Kimberly should be commended for excellence in collaborative partnerships and instruction.” – Judging Panel