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Historical Archives: FT and The Economist

Monday, August 18th, 2014

The library is happy to announce the acquisition of historical archives for two of the world’s premier business and economics publications: The Economist and Financial Times.

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Full-color scans of every page, fully indexed and searchable, are available from the first issues of The Economist in 1843 and FT in 1888.

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The Economist is read by more of the world’s political and business leaders than any other magazine, and FT is the complete general newspaper for businesspeople, today distributed on distinctive pink paper to more than a million readers.

Together with our existing access to the Historical Wall Street Journal, these archives will prove essential for anyone researching public affairs, economics, and financial history in the past two centuries.

Passport Database Adds a New Geography

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Just when you thought Euromonitor Passport’s database couldn’t get any better with geography and international research…well, it just did! Passport has added to its Cities module, which included analysis for over 1,150 cities worldwide, four Utah cities! This allows you to dive into historical data on GDP, employment, and other areas by city!

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To access this data, go to our library guides page and access the market research database: Passport. From here you can access the “Cities” tab under the consumer & industries tab to find anything and everything about the city of interest. For example, you can look at Salt Lake Cities annual consumer data to see annual disposable income for 2013 was $40,637 USD. Dive into the cities module, find the information you need, and research in style!

ESRI’s Business Analyst Online

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Were you ever curious about what the market for a product looked like in a certain area? Or have you been curious about the demographics of a specific area?

Business Analyst Online allows you to select very specific areas and view reports on that specific area. Some of the reports include Financial Investments Market Potential, Medical Expenditures, and Demographics and Income Profile to name a few reports.

To start, you must go to the ESRI BAO database (click the link) and create a profile. Once you do that you are good to go! Have fun exploring!

OECD Data Has Arrived at BYU

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

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On June 25th 2013, The Harold B. Lee Library received full, unlimited access to OECD publications and data. This data will be available immediately. This subscription includes all OECD books, papers and datasets. OECD iLibrary spans content from economics, education, energy, health, trade, environment, agriculture, development, and more. This has been requested by faculty and students for a number of years and we’re thrilled to be able to make it happen. Here is the link to OECD.

We anticipate this will be an invaluable tool both for faculty research and student coursework. If you are interested in training or in-class demonstrations please let us know.

 

Looking for Resources in International Economics?

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Well you’re in luck, Palgrave is an international academic and trade publishing company. Its programs include textbooks, journals, monographs made  into ebooks. One of the ebook’s we have available is International Historical Statistics. This volume is set from 1750-2013 this is the latest edition of the most authoritative collection of statistics available. Updated to 2010 wherever possible, it provides key economic and social indicators for the last 260 years, serving as an essential reference source. This tool can be exported into a PDF file and also Excel. Feel free to browse and explore this enormous research tool. If you have any questions feel free to stop by our office in room 1210 HBLL or go on our website at lib.byu.edu/business

A Little Taste of Wall Street here in the Library

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

For those of you who are interested in the wonderful world of finance and wish to obtain successful careers in Wall Street, come check out our new Bloomberg terminal and participate in its certification program through Bloomberg’s essential exams. These exams cover topics such as Equities, Fixed Income, FX, and Commodities. After viewing each video you will be eligible to take the exams. Bloomberg is a great skill to have, especially in the finance world. This is a great resume booster since most finance firms require a basic knowledge of financial technology from their first year analyst.

Know that you will need at least 75% on each exam to receive acknowledgement from Bloomberg.  We hope you find this useful and we encourage you to stop in room 1210 of the Harold B. Lee library to use our newest Bloomberg. For more information feel free to browse through our website at lib.byu.edu/business or stop in room 1210 of the HBLL for more information.

Interested in Demographic Marketing? Check out Simmons Experian Marketing Services

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Simmons is one of our newest research platforms. This high quality resource tool is a leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The group helps businesses target marketing offers, especially that of demographics. For example, if you want to find out which ethnicity buys more music records, no problem Simmons has the tools necessary to make your research successful and informative.  Simmons provides relevant marketing information for anyone interested in marketing. Such information includes:

  • Digital marketing - to support cross-channel marketing execution and engagement
  • Consumer data - to understand, segment and target consumers more effectively
  • Data management - to build the most accurate, current and connected customer and prospect fill

We hope you can find the time to explore this great resource tool. For more information on Simmons feel free to browse through our website at www.lib.byu.edu/business  or come see us in room 1210 of  Harold B. Lee Library.

 

Hospital Research

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

All hospitals in Utah racked in a grand total of 11 billion dollars in revenue last year and Utah Valley Regional Hospital contributed 804 million to that total. This is an example of some of the statistics that the American Hospital Directory (AHD) can give you.  AHD provides comprehensive industry specific metrics provided on a hospital specific basis. If you are looking for information on hospitals, AHD has it!

The American Hospital Directory is available to all BYU students. The database only allows one simultaneous user so make sure you log out in the top right hand corner. To access the database, click the AHD image above.

In Sports News…

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

BYU has scored a touchdown in sports business research by gaining access to the powerful Sports Business Research Network (SBRnet) database!

SBRnet is now your premier source for any information related to Sports market research. SBRnet is jam packed with features. Some awesome features for you sports researchers include, participation rates, market segmentation for specific sports, TV viewership and more. BYU will continue to have access to SFIA’s Sports Research database until it is eliminated in September. Give SBRnet a “shot” at http://dbs.lib.byu.edu/sbrnet.

Thomson Reuters VentureXpert: The New Kid on the Block

Monday, May 6th, 2013


Company and market research has reached a new level, VenturXpert is now available at BYU. VentureXpert provides comprehensive up-to-date information on markets, companies, mergers and acquisitions, recent private equity deals, and much more. Essentially, VentureExpert is designed to give an inside look into the biggest deals and acquisitions in the market.

Feel free to explore this powerful database for free by logging into the BYU library website at lib.byu.edu/business. If you have any questions about VentureXpert, please stop by our office in room 1210 of the Harold B. Lee library anytime.

Be sure to remember that VentureXpert will only work on Internet Explorer. Also, VentureXpert only allows five users at time, so be sure to log out of the database  using  the little grey door with the red arrow sign on the top right hand side of the page when you’re finished with your research. Thank you and enjoy!