Posts Tagged ‘Library Databases’

Vault Career Library Site Upgrade

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

vault, don't climb


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


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:
  • 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…)

WRDS Changes Access Methods

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Effective in early September 2009, Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is changing the way Library users of the WRDS web site access their site.

This change in access method does not affect Duke or Fuqua Faculty and Phd students who hold their own WRDS usernames and passwords.

If you connect to any WRDS data set from the Ford Library database page, or from the Duke Libraries database finder, you will need to enter your Duke email address at the WRDS web site, after you have entered your Duke NetID and password and been sent to the WRDS site.

Here are the new steps for accessing WRDS:

  1. User follows a link from a Library web site to a WRDS data set.
  2. User enters their Duke NetID and password when prompted by Duke.
  3. User enters their Duke eMail address at the WRDS web site.
  4. WRDS sends a “WRDS Day Pass” email to the user’s Duke eMail account that contains a “connection string” URL.
  5. All off-campus users, and non-Fuqua MBA Duke users (both on- and off-campus) must now enable a Duke or Fuqua VPN connection.
  6. The user follows the Day Pass URL and is connected directly to the WRDS site, and may begin their research.

The Day Pass URL is effective for 24 hours. After 24 hours, you must return to the WRDS web site via a Library site link, and re-submit your email address to receive a new Day Pass URL.

Remember that non-Fuqua Duke users, and ALL off-campus users must have an active Duke, or Fuqua VPN connection to successfully connect to WRDS via a Day Pass URL.

We will begin re-directing links to the new site for some WRDS data sets effective today (8/27/09), so that users can begin trying the new site access method above. These data sets are:

We encourage users to test their access on the new WRDS site by following links to the above products.

Please comment on this post, or contact us at if you have questions or difficulty accessing WRDS.

Euromonitor GMID Access Change

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

UPDATED (8/28/09): Euromonitor GMID has removed their mandatory registration requirement at the request of their academic customers.

Here are the steps now needed to access Euromonitor GMID:

  1. Follow a link to GMID from our web database page.
  2. Authenticate to the Duke University ID management system.
  3. Acknowledge the Euromonitor Terms & Conditions after connecting to the Euromonitor GMID site.
  4. Begin your research!

Our thanks to Euromonitor for listening, and responding positively to the feedback of their academic customers.

Please comment on this post, or email us if you have any questions or concerns.

Alumni Database Resources for Job Seekers

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

We offer our alumni a selection of databases for remote use.  You will need your NetID and password for access.  If your password doesn’t work, please see our help page. Our databases include:

  • Business Monitor Online–daily macroeconomic, financial and company news and analysis on emerging and key global markets.
  • Business Source: Alumni Edition–More than 1,350 full text business magazines and journals, of which more than 350 are peer-reviewed. Includes publications in nearly every area of business including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance, econometrics, economics and more.
  • Reference USA–database of directory information for 12 million US businesses that is searchable by SIC code, geographic location, Yellow Page heading, company, etc. It includes some names of corporate officers as well as contact information.
  • GoingGlobal–an excellent resource for information on international job searches, life and study abroad, international internships, and much more.

We also provide links to free or low cost databases in our alumni e-library.

New Database: Guidestar Premium

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Guidestar Premium

Ford Library is pleased to announce the addition of Guidestar Premium to its suite of database resources available to all current Duke University students, faculty, & staff.

GuideStar is a leading source of financial, contact, and leadership information for U.S. nonprofit organizations. The database covers 1.8 million IRS-recognized organizations and enables users to find a charity, benchmark a nonprofit’s performance, research a particular nonprofit sector, and more.

Duke users can connect to Guidestar Premium directly, or via its link on our database page.

NOTE: After connecting to the site using one of the links above, you can start using the Guidestar site search box right away. You do not need to register or login after you connect to the Guidestar site.

Your comments and questions are welcome!

Research Reports via Thomson ONE

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

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Investment company analysts’ research reports for companies and industries have been added to our Thomson ONE Banker subscription.

Ford Library has replaced the research report content lost when our subscription to Reuters Research On Demand expired by adding the Investext collection to Thomson ONE.

Duke users can now access these reports by taking the following steps:

  1. Connect to Thomson ONE Banker.
  2. Enter a company ticker in the top left search box, and click Go.
  3. Click the “Research” link in the left-hand menu to view the most recent reports.
  4. Click the “Conduct a search ..” link for more detailed searches.

Click the image at the top of this post or HERE for screenshot of this search strategy.

Summer Internships and Library Databases

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009


All rising Second Year Daytime MBAs (MBA 2010) who have been accepted for a summer internship are encouraged to check their email for an important message regarding the use of Library databases.

The message concerns the use of Library databases while you are employed in an internship this summer.

If you did not receive this email from us, please contact us to request a copy.

Thanks for your attention, and have a great summer!

Reuters Research On Demand Expires

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

reuters research on demand

Thomson-Reuters has decided to discontinue access to Reuters Research on Demand for its university customers.

As a result, Duke University users will no longer have access to Reuters Research on Demand after our current subscription expires on April 30, 2009.

If you need to find analyst’s reports for companies or industries, please use Onesource or Thomson One Banker.

For further information, or assistance retrieving analyst research reports from these alternative databases, please contact the Ford Library Reference Staff.

Duke EIU Portal Change

Thursday, March 5th, 2009


The Economist Intelligence Unit has changed our Duke portal without notice, affecting how remote users access the site.

After an off-campus user clicks the link to the Economist Intelligence Unit, and logs in with their Duke NetID and password, they will be presented with a new “front page” for access to our Duke portal.

Click the “Enterprise Client login” link to complete your connection to our Duke EIU portal. Show me this.

Please note that our subscribed coverage to The Economist Magazine web site ( has been omitted from the new portal. The full text + graphics of Economist articles is temporarily only available to on-campus users who can still connect to the old version of our Duke EIU portal.

Off-campus users can still access the full text (without graphics and text boxes) of Economist articles in the new portal.

We are working with EIU to restore a seamless login to our Duke EIU portal, and to restore our subscribed access to The Economist Magazine web site via the portal. If you have any problems accessing EIU content, please feel free to contact us.

Find Jupiter Content on Forrester

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

image courtesy Forrester Research

Where did the Jupiter Research content go?

Last Saturday, Jupiter Research ceased to exist as a separate web site and its content was integrated into Forrester research.

As a consequence of the merger, all Jupiter branding was removed from their research; but you can still browse the research products that were created for the Jupiter site.

  1. After connecting to Forrester, enter Jupiter in the search box at the top of the Forrester page.
  2. At the top of the results list, you’ll see an option to “Browse by Category instead: Jupiter”.see an example
  3. Clicking this Browse by Category list will return the content intially created for the Jupiter site.see an example
  4. You can also focus your search by clicking the subject or topic links to the left.

If you have difficulty locating what you need, please feel free to send any questions or concerns to: