Posts Tagged ‘Library Databases’

New Database – Datamonitor 360

Monday, November 29th, 2010

new database, datamonitor 360

Our Business Insights and MarketLine databases have been merged into a new product, Datamonitor 360. Business Insights is no longer available as a standalone product, and MarketLine will no longer be available as a standalone database after December 31, 2010.

Datamonitor 360 contains full text market research reports focusing on companies and broad industry sectors: consumer goods, energy, finance, health care, and technology. Market analysis and forecasting looks at major issues and threats for each sector with analytical commentary and data.

If you have any questions about Datamonitor 360 or MarketLine, please feel free to contact us.

Onesource and Job Searching

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Ah autumn – the brilliant foliage, the crisp evening air, the smell of burning leaves, the many students beginning their job search.  Yes, it’s that time of year when the thought on many minds is where will I work, and my advice begins with Onesource.

A jack-of-all-trades database, Onesource allows students to build a list of companies meeting their needs for where they want to work, which industry, how large or small, and/or whether the headquarters are in the US with subsidiaries in Tahiti.  From that list, they can download the list and include data such as location, size, and officers names’ and titles.

Though Onesource can’t tell you if there’s a job opening within a company, it can help you pinpoint your search to a select list.  Need more information?  Feel free to ask us now.

Where are the EIU Country Reports?

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

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The following post further describes changes to Duke Libraries EIU Publications subscriptions and products that Ford Library provides to Duke University. Some of the links in this post may require off-campus users to activate a Duke VPN connection.

Due to their excessively high costs, we could no longer subscribe to the Economist Country Reports, and several other Economist Intelligence Unit publications. This linked graphic details the components of our subscription that we will be dropping (in red), and those we will retain (in green). Note that some of this EIU content will be available via ProQuest as described below.

The pricing of the full suite of the EIU Country Reports has increased steadily over the years until they reached over $50,000.00 for our online access. As you may know, Duke University continues to be in conditions of economic stress, and Ford Library, which funded the majority of Duke Libraries EIU subscription, could simply no longer accommodate the cost impact of the Reports on our e-resource budgets.

Ford Library has, however, scaled up our access to comparable data via a number of other databases, and will continue to provide Duke with other resources for strong coverage of globally focused economic and business news and data.

Proquest has significantly improved its available resources in this area; and includes access to a number of comparable, subject focused country reports from the Economist Intelligence Unit. Our IHS Global Insight database has comparable access to country reports, and better tools for macroeconomic data retrieval. ISI Emerging Markets also has excellent news and macroeconomic data coverage.

Please respond in the comments below if you have any questions or concerns about this change. Your feedback is always welcome.

Summer Database Use

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

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In case you missed the brief article about summer Library database use in the last MBAA Newsletter, we wanted to post this reminder from our Database Terms of Use.

Your access to, and data from, Ford Library databases may not be used to support the work (for profit or non-profit) of any company or organization at any time, including during a summer internship. Inappropriate, or commercial use of database resources is a breach of a binding legal contract and may result in both: a) loss of access to those resources for all Duke and Fuqua users, and b) legal action being taken by the vendor against the breaching user and/or Duke University.

You can find detailed examples of appropriate summer use of Library databases on the following secure web page:

http://library.fuqua.duke.edu/internal/summerdbs.htm

Please let us know if you have any questions, and have a great summer!

Business Week No Longer in Factiva

Monday, December 14th, 2009

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Business Week will no longer be available in the Factiva database starting with the December 14, 2009 issue (#4158).

According to this Information Today article, Bloomberg Inc. has acquired Business Week magazine from McGraw-Hill, and has chosen to discontinue online access to full text of issues after 12/7/2009 via Factiva.

The entire archive of Business Week will be removed from Factiva by the end of February 2010. Business Week will also be removed from the Factiva Newsstand landing page within the next week.

Coverage dates for Business Week in Factiva are now 14 January 1985 (issue:2876) until 7 December 2009 (issue:4158).

As of this posting date, the full text of current issues of Business Week is still available in the databases shown at this link; but this may change pending Bloomberg’s negotiations with other database vendors who offer the full text and archive of Business Week.

Using WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services)

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

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Earlier this fall, WRDS changed the procedure some users must follow to access data sets on the WRDS site.

This change has caused some confusion for users, and so we’ve created an entry in our FAQ to address the issue.

Please read the FAQ entry on accessing WRDS, and let us know if you have any questions.

SRDS Media Solutions Database Maintenance

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Two component publications in the SRDS Media Solutions database platform will be unavailable this weekend during scheduled upgrade maintenance.

From 5:00 PM EST, Friday October 16th, until 1:00 AM EST, Monday, October 19th, the Business Publication Advertising Source, and the Consumer Magazine Advertising Source will be offline and unavailable.

SRDS is upgrading and re-naming these component publications during this downtime.  Please email us if you experience any difficulty accessing other publications within the SRDS Media Solutions database.

Economist.com Temporarily Unavailable

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

UPDATED: 10/15/09 – Access has been restored! The London office that manages Economist.com made some web site updates overnight that “broke” authenticated access to many Economist.com site pages and to the Economist Magazine for their academic customers. Thanks for your patience during the outage.

Duke University Libraries access to text + graphics issues of the Economist Magazine via Economist.com is temporarily unavailable.

Duke users who attempt to access the Economist Magazine via Economist.com from our Economist Publications home page, and from the Library catalog are being erroneously prompted to login by Economist.com.

We have contacted EIU concerning this issue and are awaiting their response. In the meantime, the current, full text (no graphics) of The Economist Magazine is still available from our Economist Publications home page, and in the ABI-Inform Complete database.

Thanks for your patience while we work with EIU to resolve this issue.

WRDS Web Site Maintenance

Monday, September 28th, 2009

The WRDS web site will be unavailable during scheduled maintenance from 12:00 noon – 8:00pm EST on Tuesday, September 29, 2009.

However, access should continue for for faculty and PhD users accessing WRDS through UNIX and PC SAS Connect. Interactive queries during this period should also continue to run unaffected.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this peak use time outage. The services of a non-WRDS IT contractor, who was available only during business hours, were required to complete the upgrade.

View a list of the affected databases.

If you experience difficulty connecting to the WRDS web site after 8pm tomorrow, please send an email to reference-librarians@fuqua.duke.edu.

Vault Career Library Site Upgrade

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

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UPDATED: The popular Vault.com Online Career Library web site will be rolling out a major redesign on Tuesday, October 6th. Monday, September 28th

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In addition to a re-branding of the site, here is a quick summary of the changes and how they will affect your use of the site.

  • Fuqua School of Business students, faculty, & staff only will continue to access the new Vault Career Insider site from Ford Library’s secure web page link at: http://library.fuqua.duke.edu/internal/vaultlib.htm
  • The new site is designed to be personalized, so you will need to create an individual user account after connecting. Although, this may add an extra step to your access, there are several benefits: (more…)