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Archive for August, 2007

Do you love Reference USA?

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Reference USA is a powerful business directory with data on over 13 million domestic and 3 million international companies.  But there’s considerable overlap with Hoover’s and LexisNexis.  We’re considering dropping Reference USA to help fund new acquisitions, in particular a new database of more in-depth company information: Bureau van Dijk’s MintGlobal.

If you don’t like the idea of losing access to Reference USA, please email Lety ( or Andy ( and let us know.

Princeton Review Ranks BYU 3rd

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

BYU has been ranked for ten years running as the nation’s number one stone-cold sober school by the Princeton Review, a survey of student opinions.  But BYU also consistently places in the top five for Best College Library, and this year we’ve come in third, after Harvard and Princeton.

Lexis Nexis Academic – Completely Redesigned!

Monday, August 20th, 2007

lexisnexisacademiclogoblack.jpgLooking for the parent company for a business? Need to download financial data to a spreadsheet?
LexisNexis – Business covers business and financial news, US. And International financial information from government and private sources, market research, industry reports and SEC filings. The database has been completely redesigned and the new interface can help you do these things and more. New features: 

  • Export Citations directly to RefWorks
  • Create your own company lists and retrieve up to 100 records
  • Compare Financials for up to 5 companies at one time
  • Download financial data to spreadsheets


CRB Commodities Price Charts Now Online!

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

crblogo2.gifCRB Price Charts – Electronic Futures Perspective – eFP
is published by Commodity Research Bureau and Commodity Perspective. For over 40 years eFP have published the highest-grade, most accurate and widely read chart books in the world. These Charts cover over 100 major Agriculture and Financial markets. Now, for the first time, these charts are available online, updated daily.