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Welcome to Database of the Week, a feature from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics.  This week our feature is not a database, but a quicker way of getting to the databases.

Tool name and provider:  MyParrish toolbar; from the Parrish Library.

Link:  www.lib.purdue.edu/parrish, in the left column under Parrish Links; click on MyParrish Toolbar to download.

Description/focus:  This toolbar puts quick access to Parrish Library resources on your laptop or pc.

Start with this hint:  The search field on MyParrish includes search engine options such as Google, Google Scholar, Ejournal Finder, and the Libraries catalog.  Other links on the toolbar include the business databases; BizTools, which includes course pages; Research Tools; and RSS Feeds which offers options for the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Business Week Online,  and Inside Indiana Business.   See here for a short video tutorial on finding and using the toolbar.

Why you should use this tool:  MyParrish gives quick access to the databases, but also provides links to your department home page as well as the Parrish Library home page.

How this will help students:  The toolbar can be downloaded to any browser.  The link for Research Tools connects to the Online Writing Lab (OWL), Software Remote, and others. The default search engine for the search box is Bing but can be changed.

Cost:  No cost. Updated and maintained by Hal Kirkwood, Associate Head, Parrish Library.


Database of the Week comes to you from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics. If you would like more information, contact parrlib@purdue.edu.  Database of the Week is archived  at http://blogs.lib.purdue.edu/news/category/MGMT/.  For more Purdue Libraries news, follow us on Twitter (@PurdueLibraries).

If you would like us to promote your favorite database, send an email to mdugan@purdue.edu.