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Featured Databases: Data Axle Reference Solutions

May 24th, 2024

Parrish Library’s Featured Databases series will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of Purdue Libraries’ subscription resources. This edition will feature Data Axle Reference Solutions, brought to you by Data Axle, Inc.

Focus

Data Axle Reference Solutions provides basic directory data including 93 million US businesses, 379 million historical US businesses, and 261 million individual US consumers. It can be used to build lists like these examples: all coffee shops in Indianapolis, all semiconductor machinery manufacturers in California and Indiana, or consumers in West Lafayette interested in cooking / wine with a household income between $125,000-$200,000.

Access

The List of Business Databases is an alphabetical list of databases filtered to those most applicable to business, entrepreneurship, and hospitality and tourism management programs of study.

Tutorial

Click Getting Started with Data Axle Reference Solutions to watch the basics of using this database.

Related Resources

  • Mintel contains market research reports and consumer data: primarily B2C (business-to-consumer) categories like food and drinks, travel, beauty and personal care, pets, household goods, and retail and apparel.
  • S&P Capital IQ includes information on equities, credit ratings, competitors, transactions, and more; can be used to generate lists of companies, markets, or executives.

Featured Database 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.

Want to see a specific database promoted in an upcoming edition? Send an email to parrlib@purdue.edu and we will gladly promote it.


Featured Databases: Mintel

May 6th, 2024

Parrish Library’s Featured Databases series will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of Purdue Libraries’ subscription resources. This edition will feature Mintel, brought to you by Mintel Group Ltd.

Focus

Mintel contains market research reports and consumer data: primarily B2C (business-to-consumer) categories like food and drinks, travel, beauty and personal care, pets, household goods, and retail and apparel.

Access

The List of Business Databases is an alphabetical list of databases filtered to those most applicable to business, entrepreneurship, and hospitality and tourism management programs of study.

Tutorial

Click Getting Started with Mintel to watch the basics of using this database.

Related Resources

  • Data Axle Reference Solutions provides basic directory data including 93 million US businesses, 379 million historical US businesses, and 261 million individual US consumers.
  • SimplyAnlytics allows for web-based mapping, analytics and data visualization of demographic variables, psychographic variables, and business locations.

Featured Database 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.

Want to see a specific database promoted in an upcoming edition? Send an email to parrlib@purdue.edu and we will gladly promote it.


Midwest Entrepreneurship Case Competition attracts teams across the Midwest

May 1st, 2024

MECC SASH Consulting Group

Assistant Professors Zoeanna Mayhook and Annette Bochenek co-planned the inaugural Midwest Entrepreneurship Case Competition (MECC) in partnership with other Midwest Academic Libraries. With generous sponsorship from SimplyAnalytics, this competition attracted students from five institutions: Indiana University–Bloomington, Michigan State University, Purdue University–West Lafayette, St Louis University, and University of Wisconsin–Whitewater. Five teams, including 20 participants, advanced to the final round of presentations, which was held virtually on Saturday, February 24th. Winning teams received up to $1,000 in cash prizes.  

This year’s case centered around Bulk Sauce, LLC, a Purdue University startup specializing in protein-fortified BBQ sauces. To tackle this case, participants were granted complimentary access and training for SimplyAnalytics, a consumer data mapping and visualization tool. By conducting market research and keyword research, teams engaged in data-driven analysis and offered innovative market solutions, demonstrating their exceptional information literacy skills when solving real-world business problems.


Featured Databases: Regional Business News

April 29th, 2024

Parrish Library’s Featured Databases series will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of Purdue Libraries’ subscription resources. This edition will feature Regional Business News, brought to you by EBSCO Information Services.

Focus

Regional Business News provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications, incorporating seventy-five business news magazines, newspapers, and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas with the United States.

Access

The List of Business Databases is an alphabetical list of databases filtered to those most applicable to business, entrepreneurship, and hospitality and tourism management programs of study.

Tutorial

Click Getting Started with Regional Business News to watch the basics of using this database.

Related Resources

  • ABI/INFORM Dateline contains local and regional business news coverage primarily sourced from city, state, and regional business publications. Note: This database can also be searched as part of the larger ABI/INFORM Collection.
  • Business Source Complete includes thousands of full-text academic journals and mainstream publications. Also include case studies, SWOT analyses, industry reports, and a selection of brief company profiles.

Featured Database 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.

Want to see a specific database promoted in an upcoming edition? Send an email to parrlib@purdue.edu and we will gladly promote it.


Featured Databases: PrivCo

April 23rd, 2024

Parrish Library’s Featured Databases series will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of Purdue Libraries’ subscription resources. This edition will feature PrivCo, brought to you by PrivCo Media, LLC.

Focus

PrivCo is a premier source for business and financial data on over 300,000 major, non-publicly traded corporations, including family owned, private equity owned, venture backed, and international unlisted companies.

Access

The List of Business Databases is an alphabetical list of databases filtered to those most applicable to business, entrepreneurship, and hospitality and tourism management programs of study.

Tutorial

Click Getting Started with PrivCo to watch the basics of using this database.

Related Resources

  • D&B Hoovers aggregates company profiles, business news, and industry reports.
  • Mergent Online includes company financial statements, ratios, and other quantitative data. Also includes Other information includes but is not limited to SEC filings, analyst reports, executive/board biographies and compensation details, and historical daily stock pricing back to 1925.

Featured Database 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.

Want to see a specific database promoted in an upcoming edition? Send an email to parrlib@purdue.edu and we will gladly promote it.


Featured Databases: ABI/INFORM Collection

April 15th, 2024

Parrish Library’s Featured Databases series will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of Purdue Libraries’ subscription resources. This edition will feature ABI/INFORM Collection, brought to you by ProQuest, part of Clarivate.

Focus

ABI/INFORM Collection is an all-purpose database that includes articles about companies and business trends around the world. It covers business and economics full-text journals and citations, over 45,000 business-related doctoral dissertations, country reports, and industry reports.

Access

The List of Business Databases is an alphabetical list of databases filtered to those most applicable to business, entrepreneurship, and hospitality and tourism management programs of study.

Tutorial

Click Getting Started with ABI/INFORM Collection to watch the basics of using this database.

Related Resources
  • Business Source Complete all purpose business databases with thousands of full-text academic journals and mainstream publications. Also includes thousands of case studies, SWOT analyses, industry reports, and a selection of brief company profiles.
  • EconLit contains economic research published over the past 130 years with citations to journal articles, books, book reviews, working papers, and more.

Featured Database 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.

Want to see a specific database promoted in an upcoming edition? Send an email to parrlib@purdue.edu and we will gladly promote it.


Featured Databases: S&P Capital IQ

April 8th, 2024

Parrish Library’s Featured Databases series will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of Purdue Libraries’ subscription resources. This edition will feature S&P Capital IQ, brought to you by S&P Global.

Focus

S&P Capital IQ is considered a top resource for company financial and valuations. It includes information on equities, credit ratings, competitors, transactions and more, and can generate lists of companies, markets, or executives.

Access

The List of Business Databases is an alphabetical list of databases filtered to those most applicable to business, entrepreneurship, and hospitality and tourism management programs of study.

Tutorials

Click Getting Started with S&P Capital IQ Company Research to learn how to use this database to find company information or click Getting Started with S&P Capital IQ Screening Tips for a closer look at how to set up targeted searches.

Related Resources
  • LSEG Workspace provides company, industry, and economic data and news from the London Stock Exchange Group including ESG, M&A, and robust charting.
  • Mergent Online includes company financial statements, ratios, and other quantitative data.

Featured Database 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.

Want to see a specific database promoted in an upcoming edition? Send an email to parrlib@purdue.edu and we will gladly promote it.


Featured Databases: Sage Skills: Student Success

April 1st, 2024

Parrish Library’s Featured Databases series will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of Purdue Libraries’ subscription resources. This edition will feature Sage Skills: Student Success, brought to you by Sage Publications.

Focus

Sage Skills: Student Success empowers students to learn the practical academic and personal skills needed to thrive in the higher education environment and beyond through ten comprehensive modules that are relevant across all courses and disciplines.

Access

The List of Business Databases is an alphabetical list of databases filtered to those most applicable to business, entrepreneurship, and hospitality and tourism management programs of study.

Modules include academic integrity and referencing, communications and interpersonal skills, critical thinking, data literacy, and diversity, bias, and impacting change, among others.

Tutorial

Click Getting Started with Sage Skills: Student Success to watch the basics of using this database.

Related Resources
  • Sage Skills: Business enables students to practice real-world business and professional skills in the areas of data analytics, entrepreneurship, leadership, and organizational communication.  

Featured Database 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.

Want to see a specific database promoted in an upcoming edition? Send an email to parrlib@purdue.edu and we will gladly promote it.


Featured Databases: MRI-Simmons Catalyst

March 26th, 2024

Parrish Library’s Featured Databases series will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of Purdue Libraries’ subscription resources. This edition will feature MRI-Simmons Catalyst, brought to you by MRI-Simmons.

Focus

MRI-Simmons Catalyst contains demographic, lifestyle, product and brand usage, and advertising media preferences reported by a sample of over 25,000 US consumers.

Access

The List of Business Databases is an alphabetical list of databases filtered to those most applicable to business, entrepreneurship, and hospitality and tourism management programs of study.

Tutorial

Click Getting Started with MRI-Simmons Catalyst to watch the basics of using this database.

Related Resources
  • Sage Data contains standardized statistical datasets from more than 550 sources with over 2 billion data points including US and international government providers.
  • SimplyAnalytics provides web-based mapping, analytics and data visualization of demographic variables, psychographic variables, and business locations.

Featured Database 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.

Want to see a specific database promoted in an upcoming edition? Send an email to parrlib@purdue.edu and we will gladly promote it.


How to Get Your Book Published: Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices in Publishing

March 25th, 2024

How to Get Your Book Published: Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices in Publishing

Wednesday, April 17 | 2:00–3:00 PM | STEW 311

Watch the video recording.

First-time authors often describe academic publishing as a “black box.” Join us for an engaging session with Justin Race, director of Purdue University Press that will empower you on your academic publishing journey. This session aims to demystify the academic publishing process and provide valuable insights for faculty and graduate students looking to publish their work.

You will learn about:

  • Choosing the Right Publisher
  • Crafting a Compelling Book Proposal
  • Preparing for Peer Review
  • Successful Book Promotion
  • Interactive Q&A: Get your burning questions answered

Why Attend:
Learn from an expert with a wealth of experience in academic publishing. Gain insights to enhance your academic publishing journey, and build a successful author-editor relationship.

About the Speaker:
Justin Race is the director of Purdue University Press, and oversees a publishing program of 25 new books and 16 journals each year in addition to heading the scholarly publishing services division. Prior to joining Purdue, he was director of the University of Nevada Press. He got his start in 2010 as an acquisitions editor with Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group. In his 14-year career he has acquired books in a multitude of fields, from fiction and memoir to engineering and astronautics. Learn more about the press.

If you have any questions or require further information, please email Mandi Gramelspacher, Libraries and School of Information Studies.