Welcome to Spring Semester!
Useful links to start the semester:
Business Library homepage (don’t miss the Business Research Guides at the bottom of the page)
See if your course has a book on reserve at the library here.
Find information on scheduling a consultation with a business librarian here.
University of South Carolina has named a new leader for its top-ranked Darla Moore School of Business.
Peter Brews, a professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina and immediate past associate dean of its OneMBA program, will become dean of the Moore School Jan. 16. More
News – Darla Moore School of Business.
The Business Library will be open this week between 9 am – 5 pm. The library will be closed from Saturday, December 21st until Thursday, January 2nd.
Check our calendar for full details of our hours.
We now have electronic access to IMF Statistics.
IMF Statistics is the statistical database from the International Monetary Fund. The 4 datasets include:
- International Financial Statistics (IFS)—all aspects of international and domestic finance beginning in 1948
- Balance of Payment Statistics (BOPS)— international economic transactions data and International Investment Position, with history to 1960
- Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS)—value of exports and imports between countries and their trading partners, with history to 1980
- Government Finance Statistics (GFS)—budgetary and extra-budgetary financial operations data of governments, with history to 1990
The Business Library will have regular hours on Monday and Tuesday.
On Wednesday, November 27th, we will be open from 9 am – 5 pm, and we are closed Thursday – Saturday.
We will resume normal hours on Sunday, December 1st, and will be open from 2 – 10 pm. Visit this link for full details of our hours.
The 1st Annual International Business Career Conference is on November 22, 2013, from 1 – 6 pm at the BA Building. IB Undergrads register NOW here.
Learn how to leverage your International Business degree in your first job and as you progress in your career. Develop ways to articulate the value you offer organizations because of your IB education and cross-cultural experiences. Interact with some of our most successful international business alumni. This conference will include a keynote speaker, breakout sessions and a panel discussion with DMSB IB alumni representing different functional majors, graduation years and career paths! Break times and a final reception provide the opportunity to network with your classmates and the alumni.
Have you seen all the new dual monitors in the Business Library and wondered about the strange keyboards?
The Business Library and Finance Department partnered with Bloomberg to increase our access to Bloomberg Professional software. We now have 8 Bloomberg Terminals in the business library!
How does this help you?
Research: Bloomberg is no longer only a securities-based data resource. It contains information on industries, supply chain, networking, and much more.
Job Searching: There are over 2,500 companies in the Carolinas alone with Bloomberg terminals. Experience (especially the Bloomberg Essentials certification) with this resource increases your marketability. You can also use the People Networking module for job searching and prepare for interviews by researching companies. See the article below on how an Auburn student used Bloomberg for networking.
Email Emily Doyle for questions or help; you can also reference our Bloomberg Research Guide.
We currently have several databases on trial (find the list and access points here), including the IMF eLibrary. The highlight of the IMF resources is the statistical databases, which includes the following:
- International Financial Statistics (IFS): all aspects of international and domestic finance, with history to 1948
- Balance of Payments Statistics (BOPS): international economic transactions data and International Investment Position, with history to 1960
- Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS): statistics on the value of merchandise exports and imports between each country and all its trading partners, with history to 1948
- Government Finance Statistics (GFS): budgetary and extra-budgetary financial operations data of governments, with history to 1990
This database allows you to query across datasets, query withing datasets, or choose predefined data reports.
Do you use Google Scholar to search for academic articles? Would you like to directly link to an article if it is in one of USC’s subscription databases? All it requires is adjusting your Google Scholar settings.
- From Google Scholar, click on Settings at the top of the screen.
- In the resulting screen, select Library links in the menu on the left.
- In the Show library access links for search box, type and select the following:
- After your selections are made, your screen should look like the one below (Open WorldCat is optional):
- Click on Save.
Once you have adjusted these settings, your search results in Google Scholar should contain a link to the right of the article if it is available through a USC database.
Note: These settings will need to be adjusted again if you use Google Scholar from another computer or account.