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Socrates: The Corporate Social Ratings Monitor

10/17/2008 - Rod Library recently subscribed to Socrates, produced by KLD Research & Analytics. It can be accessed from the library catalog (UNISTAR) or from Databases A-Z in the middle of the Rod Library home page. Socrates can be used to study the performance of specific companies in various ...Read more

Morningstar Investment Research Center

09/15/2008 - Rod Library has canceled Morningstar Mutual Funds, a print source kept at the library reference desk, and added Morningstar Investment Research Center. In addition to this link, the Morningstar Investment Research Centeris is listed in UNISTAR, the library catalog, and in the Databases A-Z list ...Read more

Q&A: How do you find Datamonitor reports on markets?

09/11/2008 - Datamonitor company reports can be found in a database called Business Source Elite (see this blog entry for details. Look under the Company Profiles tab at the top of the screen.) Datamonitor Industry Market Research reports such as: United States - Pharmaceuticals.(Industry overview) China - ...Read more

SEC to Replace EDGAR Company Filings Database

08/21/2008 - The U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission announced on August 19th that it is implementing a new company filings system called IDEA (Interactive Data Electronic Applications). IDEA "will at first supplement and then eventually replace the EDGAR system." This SEC press release provides ...Read more

Accounting Standards Added to RIA CheckPoint

04/30/2008 - The AICPA, FASB, and GASB standards are now available through RIA CheckPoint (generic logon). RIA CheckPoint can be accessed: 1. On the Rod Library home page under Databases A-Z 3. and on this page of the Business Portal 3. Or through this direct link Here are two ways to access the standards ...Read more

Q&A: How do you identify key external environment factors...

04/25/2008 - Factors like competitors, customers, labor, suppliers?IBISWorld reports cover factors like these for nearly 700 industries. The Industry Market Research report for consumer electronics stores, for example, discusses issues like these in the Industry Conditions section: -barriers to entry - ...Read more


04/08/2008 - Rod Library recently subscribed to ReferenceUSA, a residential and business/organization directory. Entries in the residential section include telephone numbers, addresses, and neighborhood data from the U.S. Census. The business/organization section contains contact information and other data such ...Read more

Q&A: How do you find Datamonitor reports on companies such...

03/28/2008 - Datamonitor company reports can be found in the database called, "Business Source Elite." Business Source Elite is listed on the Rod Library Business Portal. It also is listed on the Rod Library home page under Databases A-Z. After connecting to Business Source Elite, click the Company ...Read more

Q&A: How do you find academic journal articles about a...

03/03/2008 - Business journal databases like ABI/INFORM Global provide a way to limit results to academic (or scholarly or peer-reviewed) . This method does not work perfectly, but it will get you to academic journals faster. In the case of ABI/INFORM, check the box for Scholarly Journals at the bottom of the ...Read more

American Accounting Association Electronic Journal Package

03/03/2008 - Rod Library recently subscribed to an electronic journal package from the American Accounting Association (AAA). It contains the latest six years of the 13 journals listed below. AAA says it does not plan to drop any coverage, so the number of years covered will grow. Use the UNISTAR Journal Title ...Read more

NBER Working Papers

02/20/2008 - Rod Library recently subscribed to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Working Papers. NBER is a prominent economic research organization. Numerous Nobel prize winners and past chairs of the President's Council of Economic Advisors have conducted research at NBER. See this page for ...Read more

More Copies of CPA Exam Review at Rod Library

01/18/2008 - Rod Library has purchased two additional copies of the CPA Examination Review, by Irvin N. Gleim. This makes a total of three copies; all are available at the Rod Library MultiService, located at the bottom of the front stairway. Volume 1 of the CPA Examination Review contains outlines and study ...Read more

LexisNexis Academic Company Dossier

12/14/2007 - The interface for LexisNexis Academic was revised earlier this semester. New content was added, too, such as Company Dossier. Company Dossier has three main parts: Company Dossier (look up a company); Dossier Create a Company List; and Dossier Compare Companies. Company Dossier searches look for ...Read more

Wall Street Journal Access

12/10/2007 - Rod Library does not subscribe to the version of the Wall Street Journal at Some articles and important features at this address are free, though, such as the Markets Data Center, listed under the Markets Data & Tools tab. Rod Library DOES subscribe to Wall Street Journal ...Read more

Work Space and Equipment for Team Projects

11/06/2007 - Rod Library has 20 group study rooms that will be helpful for students working on team projects. Six of the 20 have desktop computers with Internet access and programs such as Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Rod Library also has several laptop computers available for student checkout at the ...Read more

New Copyright Brochure

10/28/2007 - Rod Library presents a new resource for teaching faculty that promotes a positive approach to understanding copyright. The brochure, "Know Your Copyrights - What You Can Do", provides tips for faculty and teaching assistants in higher education about how they may legally use works in ...Read more

Library Survey Report 2007

10/26/2007 - In February 2007 Rod Library invited people across the university community to participate in a user assessment survey (LibQUAL+). Many of you responded, and a library committee has been using the results to find out which resources and services are most important to you. We have set up a website ...Read more

Q&A: Where do you find financial statements for privately...

10/01/2007 - Privately held companies are not required to file financial disclosure documents with government regulators such as the SEC, so detailed financials usually are not readily available to the public. Company profile sources may provide private company information such as sales, number of employees, ...Read more

Article Locator

10/01/2007 - If you already have the citation to a journal article and are wondering if it is online, try Article Locator, listed on the Rod Library home page under Journal and Magazine Articles. Enter the journal title, such as Journal of Marketing, and other details about the article, such as date of ...Read more

Q&A: Where do you get the last 15 - 20 years of financial...

09/21/2007 - One way is to look in Mergent Online. It includes the last 20 years or more of financial statements for publicly-held U.S. companies in Excel format, depending on the age of the company. Companies that are going through bankruptcy or have been acquired by other companies are not included. Mergent ...Read more


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