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Welcome to Database of the Week.  This feature from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics is intended to give you a brief introduction to a database that you may not know, with only basic information to get you started.  Hopefully, you will be tempted to explore this or other databases.

This Week’s Featured Database:  Investext, from Thomson Reuters

Find it: www.lib.purdue.edu/parrish, Under the column headed Collections, click on List of Business Databases. This database only works in the Internet Explorer browser.

Description/focus: Investext is a database of analyst reports from major investment banks and other investment advisors. It is a segment of the larger database, Thomson One.  Written by analysts at more than 1,600 investment banks and independent research firms, Thomson Reuters embargoed research collections offer analysis of companies, industries, products and markets across the globe. The reports, embargoed for an average of 14 days from production, provide insight, including forecasts and opinions, from the most sought-after industry experts.

Start with this hint: Choose Investext from the list of business databases to be taken to the Thomson One database interface. To find investment analyst reports hover over Company Views at the top of the page, then over Research, and then choose Company Research. By default, you may be given a company’s analyst reports. Click Advanced Research Page on the right hand side of the window to see search options and to search for another company. On this page, type YUM in the company box, click on YUM BRANDS, INC and click Search at the bottom of the page. You will be provided with a list of analyst reports on this company. From here, you can export the list of reports, browse and download whole reports, or download specific parts of a report.

Click here to see the basics of searching Investext.

Why you should know this database: Investment analyst reports are an important document for analyzing a company.  These documents are not easily found free on the web.

How this will help students: The analysis is useful for competitor research as well as for interview preparation.

 

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Database of the Week comes to you from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics. If you would like more information about this database, or if you would like a demonstration of it for a class, 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 (@ParrishLib).

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

Welcome to Database of the Week.  This feature from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics is intended to give you a brief introduction to a database that you may not know, with only basic information to get you started.  Hopefully, you will be tempted to explore this or other databases.

This Week’s Featured Database:  Career Wiki from Purdue University

Find it: career.lib.purdue.edu

Description/focus:  The Career Wiki is a great place for students and employers to find career and company resources.

Start with this hint: The Career Wiki offers many great resources if you are interested in helping students research careers. Click on the Resources by Major tab to find information about specific subject areas. For example, there is a section for Hospitality and Tourism Management. These webpages cover a variety of topics including what to wear to an interview or searching for jobs in the location of your choice.

Click here to see the information available on the Purdue Career Wiki.

Why you should know this database: There are a variety of resources on the Career Wiki, such as diversity resources and employment data.

How this will help students: The Career Wiki can direct students to career guides, job boards, and resources about writing resumes.

Cost: Many of the databases presented in the Career Wiki are co-purchased by the Parrish Library, the Center for Career Opportunities, and the Krannert Graduate Career Services. For more information contact mdugan@purdue.edu.

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Database of the Week comes to you from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics. If you would like more information about this database, or if you would like a demonstration of it for a class, 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 (@ParrishLib).

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

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Welcome to Database of the Week.  This feature from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics is intended to give you a brief introduction to a database that you may not know, with only basic information to get you started.  Hopefully, you will be tempted to explore this or other databases.

This Week’s Featured Database:  Mergers and Acquisitions, from Thomson Reuters

Find it: www.lib.purdue.edu/parrish, Under the column headed Collections, click on List of Business Databases. This database only works in the Internet Explorer browser.

Description/focus: The database has comprehensive details on all announced deals, whether completed or uncompleted. The database covers U.S. targets 1979 to present and Non U.S. targets 1985 to present. Data are unavailable for the last thirty days as a condition of our academic subscription.  Data available include full financial details, advisors and fees, premiums paid, etc.

 

Thomson’s data were formerly collected by Securities Data Corporation and accessed through a program called SDC Platinum. SDC Platinum will often appear as a source in empirical research, but the data are the same in Thomson ONE.

 

Start with this hint: Mergers and Acquisitions is now available in Thomson One. To get to Mergers and Acquisitions, click on the Screening & Analysis button at the top of the homepage. From here, check the box next to All Mergers and Acquisitions and then click Continue. In the box on the left, there is an item list with things like company info, deal info, etc. Each of these can be expanded to be more specific. To open one of these and search, you need to click on the item you want to search for. A new window will open. Use the box according to what you are searching for and click Execute Search.

 

Click here to see the basics of searching Mergers and Acquisitions.

 

Why you should know this database: It is the premier source for mergers & acquisitions data here at Purdue.

 

How this will help students: Numerous courses within the School of Management, Consumer & Family Sciences, and Hospitality & Tourism need financial details on corporate merger transactions that cannot be found across the web.

 

 

 

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Database of the Week comes to you from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics. If you would like more information about this database, or if you would like a demonstration of it for a class, 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 (@ParrishLib).

 

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

Purdue University Libraries has been chosen for a top honor in the 2015 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Excellence in Libraries Award. The ACRL on Tuesday (Jan. 27) announced Purdue Libraries’ honor in the university category based on its numerous initiatives:http://bit.ly/1DexiNR

Provost Deba Dutta and Dean of Libraries Jim Mullins presented the “Leadership in Open Access Award” to Purdue’s Department of Psychological Sciences, College of Health and Human Sciences, led by Professor Christopher Agnew, Department Head of Psychological Sciences.

The award was given in recognition of the department’s leadership in depositing all scholarly communication and publications into Purdue e-Pubs, helping to advance the impact of scholarship and research globally.

“In the tradition of the land-grant university, Dr. Agnew has embraced open access and made available to the world the important research and publications of the Department of Psychological Sciences,” said Provost Deba Dutta.

“Purdue e-Pubs is a very useful mechanism for disseminating our research findings far and wide, beyond only academic outlets,” said Department Head Dr. Christopher Agnew. “Purdue e-Pubs provides a valuable, user-friendly forum for both researchers and consumers of research.  Researchers in my department saw the benefits of Purdue e-Pubs as an easy-to-use open access repository for increasing the access and exposure of their work.”

Open Access week, held October 20-24, 2014 this past year, is an international event bringing awareness to open access. Purdue Libraries celebrates and encourages authors (particularly academic faculty) to participate as they can.

Purdue e-Pubs, one of three institutional repositories as part of Purdue University Libraries, provides free global online access to Purdue-affiliated articles, reports, conference proceedings, student scholarship, and more. Purdue e-Pubs also provides online publishing support for original publications.

Measuring and reporting impact is an important part of the Purdue e-Pubs service model. As well as having all content indexed in Google Scholar, Purdue e-Pubs uses Google Analytics to gather qualitative information. The repository also issues automatic monthly download notifications to authors, allowing authors the opportunity to demonstrate the reach of their scholarship, not only to academic colleagues and administrators, but to taxpayers, policymakers and media outlets.

To date, every college on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus has a presence in the repository.  Purdue e-Pubs continues to be a central place on campus advancing the impact of scholarship at the global, national and local level. Purdue University Libraries began providing the Purdue e-Pubs service to the campus community in 2006 as a means to share research and scholarship in a stable, open, and citable format.

As the repository continues to garner more downloads and objects, faculty, staff and students are encouraged to consider adding their research and scholarship. For more information about Purdue e-Pubs and adding previously published items, contact Dave Scherer, scholarly repository specialist, Purdue University Libraries, at 49-48511 or dscherer@purdue.edu.

 

Past “Leadership in Open Access” Award Winners:

2013 –  Leadership in Open Access Award, Dr. Mark S. Lundstrom, in recognition of Dr. Lundstrom’s leadership in creating NanoHUB;   Open Access Education Award, Dr. Linda S. Bergmann, Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

2012 –  Graduate Student Award in Open Access, Mel Chua of Engineering Education;  Leadership in Open Access Award, Professor Darcy Bullock, Joint Transportation Research Program

 

2011 –  Leadership in Open Access Award, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering;  Leadership in Open Access Award, Ian Bell, PhD., in recognition of broadening the reach of the Purdue’s Herrick Laboratories’ international conferences on compressor engineering, high performance buildings, and refrigeration and air conditioning

 

Writer: Shannon Walker, Purdue University Libraries, 765-496-9610, walker81@purdue.edu

 

 

 

 

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Welcome to Database of the Week.  This feature from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics is intended to give you a brief introduction to a database that you may not know, with only basic information to get you started.  Hopefully, you will be tempted to explore this or other databases.

This Week’s Featured Database:  BizMiner, from the Brandow Company.

Find it: www.lib.purdue.edu/parrish, Under the column headed Collections, click on List of Business Databases.

Description/focus: BizMiner delivers industry analysis by tracking 18 million US businesses in 16,000 industry segments.

Start with this hint: From the BizMiner homepage, click on Industry Search. Here you have options to do a keyword search or to drill down through industry categories and subcategories. Once you choose the industry, you can further narrow your search to a state or metro area.

Click here to see the basics of searching BizMiner or try our Guide on the Side with this link.

Why you should know this database: BizMiner Industry Market reports include industry population by year, market volume, employment class trends, and other statistics. Industry Financial Reports include Income-Expense, balance sheet, and financial ratios.

How this will help students: Each report in BizMiner includes explanations of terms, providing students a ready reference tool to help them understand the data and why the information is important.

Cost: For annual subscription information, contact Mary Dugan.

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Database of the Week comes to you from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics. If you would like more information about this database, or if you would like a demonstration of it for a class, 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 (@ParrishLib).

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

Welcome to Database of the Week.  This feature from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics is intended to give you a brief introduction to a database that you may not know, with only basic information to get you started.  Hopefully, you will be tempted to explore this or other databases.

This Week’s Featured Database: OECD iLibrary, from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Find it: www.lib.purdue.edu/parrish, Under the column headed Collections, click on List of Business Databases.

Description/focus: OECD iLibrary offers statistics, full text books, and reports from the OECD, whose focus is the world economy.

Start with this hint: The OECD iLibrary opening page has a menu bar to browse by theme, country, catalogue, and statistics. The basic search box finds your term in several fields, and then you can limit the results to books, papers, statistics, etc. If your subject is a phrase, be sure to use quotation marks: water policies will give different results from “water policies.”  The default for the Advanced Search is to look for your term in all fields, so limit to Title and Abstract to get a manageable number of hits.

Click here to see the basics of searching OECD iLibrary or try our Guide on the Side with this link.

 

Why you should know this database: The statistical databases in OECD iLibrary cover national accounts, economic indicators, trade, employment, migration, education, energy, health, development and innovation in both member and non-member countries.

 

How this will help students: Students searching for an international research topic can browse the OECD iLibrary Theme or Country menus for issues in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.  The organization covers economic and social trends, from the labor force in persistently poor areas to the innovation and growth of the Internet economy.

 

Cost: Paid by the Libraries annually.

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Database of the Week comes to you from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics. If you would like more information about this database, or if you would like a demonstration of it for a class, 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 (@ParrishLib).

 

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