E-Journal Access Update

September 22nd, 2022

The following online journals on the Elsevier ScienceDirect web site temporarily require the use of a Fuqua VPN or Library Resources VPN session for off-campus access.

On-campus access to the journals below is not affected.

  • Accounting, Organizations and Society
  • Advances in Accounting
  • Business Horizons
  • Decision Support Systems
  • European Journal of Operational Research
  • Games and Economic Behavior
  • Industrial Marketing Management
  • International Journal of Forecasting
  • International Journal of Industrial Organization
  • Journal of Accounting and Economics
  • Journal of Accounting and Public Policy
  • Journal of Banking & Finance
  • Journal of Business Research
  • Journal of Business Venturing
  • Journal of Empirical Finance
  • Journal of Financial Economics
  • Journal of International Money and Finance
  • Journal of World Business
  • Long Range Planning
  • Management Accounting Research
  • Omega
  • Operations Research Letters
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

We’ll post an update when VPN is no longer required for off-campus access to these journals.

New ESG Data Sets From Ford Library

September 21st, 2022

Ford Library is pleased to announce subscriptions to the new ESG-focused data sets below. All of these data sets are hosted on the WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services) platform, and are available to all Duke University students, faculty, and staff.

Refinitiv ESG Data – via WRDS

ESG Scores from Refinitiv are designed to transparently and objectively measure a company’s relative ESG performance, commitment and effectiveness across 10 main themes (emissions, environmental product innovation, human rights, shareholders, etc.) based on publicly-reported data. Data modules include: company screening data, company summary data, industry aggregates, category data, driver & outcome data, and board member data. After connecting to WRDS, select Get Data > Thomson/Refinitiv > Refinitiv ESG

S&P Global ESG Scores via WRDS

An environmental, social and governance dataset that provides company level, dimension level, and criteria level scores based on the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) process and publicly available sources, allowing research on impact to a company’s business value drivers, including growth, profitability, capital efficiency, and risk exposure. After connecting to WRDS, select Get Data > Compustat-Capital IQ > Trucost and S&P Global ESG Scores

Read more …

E-Journal System Maintenance

June 16th, 2022

Updated for June 2022 : From 9PM on Friday, June 17 until 9PM on Saturday, June 18, a system used by Duke Libraries to provide access to online journals will be unavailable.

Links to journals via the Online Journals Title Search tool, and many (but not all) links from Ford Library’s Select Business E-Journals page will be unavailable while our system vendor performs necessary maintenance.

Need Online Journal Access During the Maintenance Window?

Online journal access via publisher web sites, and via article search databases will be unaffected by this maintenance. You may search these sites and databases directly for journal articles by using the links below:

Journal Publishers

Article Databases*

*The “GetIt@Duke” button within the databases above is part of the system undergoing maintenance and those buttons will not function properly during the maintenance window. If article full-text (as HTML or PDF) is not directly available within the databases, you may need to search for access via the publisher site.

Thanks for your patience while our vendor-partner performs this necessary maintenance.

Thomson ONE “Retirement”

January 21st, 2022

The Thomson ONE database from Refinitiv (formerly Thomson-Reuters) will be permanently retired and go offline in early February. Projected retirement is January 31, but there may be a brief continuation for a few days in February.

Thomson ONE will be replaced by Refinitiv Workspace which will deliver much of the same content that is available in Thomson ONE. Until Refinitiv Workspace is available, users may use the following products as effective substitutes for data in Thomson ONE.

If the above databases don’t contain the data you formerly found in Thomson ONE, please contact our reference librarians and we’ll connect you with other alternatives.

Weather-Proof Library Resources

January 19th, 2022

If Duke University declares that the Severe Weather Policy is in effect, Ford Library may need to close our library facility in Breeden Hall at the Fuqua School.

Regardless of the weather, our reference librarians and other staff can still support your research needs remotely (Mon.-Fri. 8am – 4:30pm) — assuming we have power in our homes!

The closure of our facility won’t affect your access to our online research databases, e-journals, or e-books. Those should remain accessible 24/7/365 barring technical issues at the provider sites. The links below will give you quick access to those resources.

If a faculty member lists a particular print resource for a course, there may be e-book or online audiobook versions available if you cannot access print while the Library is closed. The list below includes the online versions of some of those resources designated for Spring Term 1.

We encourage you to stay safe and sheltered, and please let us know if we can help with your research!

Diverse Faculty / Diverse Scholarship

December 2nd, 2021

This final Director’s Blog of 2021 highlights the research of some of our Fuqua faculty to illustrate the academic strength that a diverse community can create and share to the benefit of management education and the world. Our only regret is that we can’t feature our entire faculty here due to space limitations!

Note that the links below will prompt you for your Duke Net ID and password in some cases. Fuqua faculty author names will appear in bold. Thanks for your attention this year, and best wishes for successful exams and a restful holiday season!

PDF Download Issues At Journal Sites

November 17th, 2021

Two of our online journal publishers (Wiley, Taylor & Francis) have outsourced their DDoS protection to a 3rd party service (Cloudflare) and this is causing users who attempt to download PDFs of articles from these journals after following proxied links from a library web site to see an error message like the one below.

If you are on Duke’s campus, you can use the links below to access articles in journals from these publishers. If you are off-campus, please enable a Library Resources or Fuqua School of Business VPN session before following the links below to the publisher web sites.

Support tickets have been opened with the publishers and they are working to resolve the issue.

Please feel free to email us if you need assistance retrieving an article due to this issue.

Director’s Blog – November 2021

November 9th, 2021

Has a return to work or the in-person learning experience left you open to distractions that are driving you to … distraction?

These 3 Wall Street Journal articles offer some useful advice on overcoming distractions while adjusting to in-person work, as well as tips to avoid burnout.

All of the linked articles below require a WSJ.com account which you can create hereFord Library and Goodson Law Library have co-funded your access to personal accounts on WSJ.com.

Fall Break Library Hours

October 14th, 2021

Enjoy your break!

SundayOctober 1712pm – 4pm
Monday – FridayOctober 18 – 228am – 5pm
Saturday – SundayOctober 23 – 2412pm – 4pm

Term Hours resume on Monday, October 25th.

Director’s Blog – September 2021

September 7th, 2021

This month’s Director’s blog features a miscellany of notable WSJ articles along with recent scholarship published by Fuqua faculty authors in online & print scholarly journals. Ford Library helps fund access for these journals for Duke and Fuqua. Fuqua authors’ names are in italics.

From the WSJAll of the linked articles below require a WSJ.com account which you can create hereFord Library and Goodson Law Library have co-funded your access to personal accounts on WSJ.com.

  • West Virginia Creates Jobs Farming Lavender at Former Coal Mines – Jocelyn Sheppard, 61, who has degrees in English and library science, is president of Appalachian Botanical, a company banking on the hope that repurposing former mines as lavender farms can help diversify the state’s economy, create jobs and clean up the environment.
  • Goldman Sachs, Other Financial Firms Back Program to Diversify Wall Street – Bloomberg LP, Centerbridge Partners LP and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. are funding a new program to train, mentor and hire students for careers in the financial sector in a push to bring more women and minorities to the industry.
  • Facebook Disables Access for NYU Research Into Political-Ad TargetingThe Library Director comments: If you’re doing data-driven research and need to build a research or article corpus, don’t do it this way. The NYU Ad Observatory, launched last September by the university’s engineering school, recruited more than 6,500 volunteers to use a special browser extension to collect data about the political ads Facebook shows them. Soon after, Facebook, which hadn’t given permission for the project, demanded the researchers cease collecting the data.

Featured Fuqua Faculty Research