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Director’s Blog – September 2021

Tuesday, 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

Director’s Blog – July 2021

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

This month’s Director’s blog features 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.

If you are a Fuqua faculty member, and are reading this and would like to see your research linked here, please email us!

Ford Library Honors Juneteenth

Friday, June 18th, 2021

In this blog post, Ford Library honors the Juneteenth holiday by sharing some selected e-book acquisitions and articles from our online collections and subscribed resources that focus on related timely and important topics.

Ford Library remains committed to pursuing a strong collection of resources that concentrate on the interrelationship of business with diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The titles below are only a sample of our newly added holdings, and we encourage our Fuqua faculty, staff, and students to send suggestions for additional new acquisitions to library-requests@fuqua.duke.edu, attention: Julie Harris.

E-Books

Articles

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.

Suggested By Faculty

New Scholarly Journal – Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: an international journal
Many thanks to Fuqua Prof. Angelica Leigh for her recommendation!

Thank you for reading! — please send suggestions for additional new acquisitions to library-requests@fuqua.duke.edu, attention: Julie Harris.

Director’s Blog – June 2021

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

This month’s Director’s blog post celebrates an all-too-brief “summer” break for the Fuqua community with a collection of interesting miscellaneous articles. Enjoy some down time!

From the Wall Street Journal

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!

Barrons.com “Extra” – The article below requires a Barrons.com account which is available to Fuqua users courtesy of the Fuqua Career Management Center and a generous donation by Mr. R. Scott Collins (Duke Class of 1993), President, Fiduciary Wealth Advisors.

Popular Online Audio and E-Books

The titles below from Overdrive all have lengthy wait periods. If you don’t want to wait that long, let us know and we’ll see if we can purchase additional online “copies”.

  • Empire of Painaudiobook | ebook
    – A grand, devastating portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, famed for their philanthropy, whose fortune was built by Valium and whose reputation was destroyed by OxyContin.
  • Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Mostaudiobook | ebook
    – Stuck in an endless loop of “Zoom, eat, sleep, repeat,” we’re often working twice as hard to achieve half as much. Getting ahead doesn’t have to be as hard as we make it.
  • The Premonition: a pandemic storyebook
    – Michael Lewis’s taut and brilliant nonfiction thriller pits a band of medical visionaries against the wall of ignorance that was the official response of the Trump administration to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Director’s Blog – May 2021

Monday, May 10th, 2021

This month’s Director’s blog post will focus on women in leadership, business and finance, and the ongoing work of deciding how to “do work” post-COVID.

From the Wall Street Journal

All of the linked articles below require a WSJ.com account which you can create here. Ford Library has funded your access to personal accounts on WSJ.com!

Barrons.com “Extra” – The article below requires a Barrons.com account which is available to Fuqua users courtesy of the Fuqua Career Management Center and a generous donation by Mr. R. Scott Collins (Duke Class of 1993), President, Fiduciary Wealth Advisors.

On-site, Remote, or Hybrid? – Companies, organizations, and universities are wrestling with choosing a way of “doing work” that benefits both employees and the organization. It is not an easy decision!

Services and Resources for Alumni

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Congratulations on completing your Duke MBA! Whether you’re re-entering the working world, or continuing a job search, Ford Library has provided access to a select set of online databases and services that can help you.

Visit our Library web site and select “Alumni” from the top menu row to browse and access our services and online resources for alumni.

If you have questions about your access to resources not listed on our Library Databases For Alumni page, please visit our FAQ.

And again, CONGRATULATIONS!

Valentine’s Day Audiobooks on OverDrive

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Valentine's Day flowersHappy Valentine’s Day to you. From our hearts to yours, our gift is 10 classic audiobooks that you can download to your own device from OverDrive.

Here is a list of Duke students’ most beloved audiobooks:

The Big Short by Michael Lewis

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

Deep Work by Cal Newport

Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance

Good To Great by Jim Collins

Mindset by Carol Dweck

Option B by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant

The Originals by Adam Grant

Spark Joy by Marie Kondo

Talk Like Ted by Carmine Gallo

© Meg Trauner & Ford Library – Fuqua School of Business.
All rights reserved.

Finding Market Research

Friday, December 1st, 2017

If you look for market research via a search engine; you’re going to miss sources already available to you via Ford Library!

Here is a quick list of our databases that provide outstanding market research.

BCC Market Research – BCC’s market research reports explore major economic, scientific, and technological developments in industrial, pharmaceutical, and high technology organizations. Duke currently subscribes to all report categories. Select a topic under the “My Categories” section after connecting to browse reports.

eMarketer Total Access – eMarketer Total Access aggregates and analyzes e-business and high tech market research from over 1600 sources worldwide. Includes charts, tables, statistics & articles for download in PDF, PPT, and Excel format.

Forrester Research – Contains market research reports and data for the online economy with a focus on the impact of IT developments on businesses and consumers.

IBISWorld – Provides an extensive collection of industry market research and industry risk ratings on U.S. industries. Reports focus on industry performance, outlook, products & markets, competitive landscape, major companies, operating conditions, and key statistics. Duke’s subscribed content includes: Core NAICS US Industry Market Research Reports, iExpert Summary Reports, US Specialized Super Niche Industry Reports (Current & Future), and China Industry Reports.

MarketLine Advantage – Contains full text market research reports focusing on companies and broad industry sectors: consumer goods, energy, finance, healthcare, and technology. Market analysis and forecasting looks at major issues and threats for each sector with analytical commentary and data.

MarketResearch.com Academic – Includes full-text market research reports on : Consumer Goods, Heavy Industry, Service Industries, the Public Sector, Life Sciences, Technology & Media, and Demographics. Our subscription includes reports from the following publishers: Packaged Facts, Kalorama Information, Simba, Freedonia, and Mind Commerce.

Mintel Academic – Adds over 600 market research reports into European, UK-specific and US consumer markets every year. more details here

Passport (fka Euromonitor GMID) – A source of demographic, economic, and marketing statistics and research reports for over 200 countries. Provides volume and value market size data for 330 consumer products across 49 countries.

SimplyAnalytics (fka SimplyMap) – a web-based data mapping application that lets users quickly create professional-quality thematic maps and reports using powerful demographic, business, and marketing data.

Statista – Provides access to downloadable statistics and studies gathered by market researchers, trade organizations, scientific publications, and government sources on over 600 industries.

You can also find these resources listed in the Library catalog and on our web site’s A-Z Database List.  And don’t miss our Database Subject Finder, either!

 

DVD Recommendations for the Holiday Weekend

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Hidden Figures, a critical and commercial success, features engaging performances from its lead actors Taraji P.Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae. Set in the early 1960s, the three Hidden Figures DVD coverAfrican-American mathemeticians play key roles in the nascent space program. Henson’s character Katherine Johnson is instrumental in calculating the Mercury 7’s flight trajectory, and the film manages to make scenes of rapid mathematical calculation riveting.

Toni Erdmann (Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film) centers around Winfried and Ines, a father and daughter. Winfried, who has affinity for pranks involving fake personas, is trying to reconnect with his serious daughter who’s left for a business consulting job. His attempts to build a bridge involve creating an alter ego, Toni Erdmann, an eccentric life coach who keeps showing up at Ines’ various work functions. The movie is a funny but touching character study.

The Expanse is a science fiction series with a compelling political narrative centering around a police detective, an officer on an interplanetary ice freighter and a United Nations executive.  Set two hundred years in the future, people have colonized the solar system but over the course of the show the characters uncover a conspiracy which threatens human survival.

Valentine’s Day Audiobooks

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Happy Valentine’s Day to you. From our hearts to yours, our gift is 10 classic audiobooks that you can download to your own device.

Here is a list of Duke students’ most loved audiobooks:

The Tipping Point

Lean In

The Big Short

Good to Great

Nudge

Smarter Faster Better

The Intelligent Investor

Friend and Foe

Mindset

The Power of Habit

 

© Meg Trauner & Ford Library – Fuqua School of Business.
All rights reserved.