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.
Harvard Business Publishing decided that 500 articles from Harvard Business Review will be read only in Business Source Complete. The pdf of these cannot be printed or downloaded.
How can you tell?
When you click on the detailed record, there is a message at the top stating “The publisher offers limited access to this article. The full text cannot be printed or saved.”
If you go straight into the PDF from results you won’t see the message, but you will notice that the printer icon is grayed out in Internet Explorer or Chrome. If you try to print from Firefox, the text will be scrambled in some parts. Do not waste your money trying to print.
If you miss that message and click on either print or save from Tools, there is another message at the right stating “The full text for selected articles from this publisher cannot be printed/saved.”
Please call the Business Library (777-6032) or email us if you have questions or would like access to the print edition of Harvard Business Review.
Don’t forget about the Business Research Guides. We have both subject and course guides that will help you with a variety of topics, including how to find company financial statements to demographics in a region. See our current list below.
The Business Library will be closed from Friday, August 30th at 6 pm until Tuesday, September 2nd at 8 am. For more details on our hours, please visit our calendar.
Welcome to new and returning DMSB students! A few things to remember as you start the semester:
- The Business Library is back to normal operating hours (details here)
- Set up a research consultation with a business librarian for a great start on your projects (more info)
- Email us or stop by the business library with any questions
Springs Business Library will have interim hours between Summer II and Fall semesters. The new hours begin Friday, August 9th, and normal hours resume Thursday, August 22nd. To find a complete schedule of our hours, visit our Hours page.
The Business Library trials new business information resources on a continuing basis. We have created a new point of access so you can also trial these products and provide us your thoughts on adding these products to our resources.
Check out Current Trials of Business Resources. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your comments or any suggestions for additional trials.
Eurostat recently released the full-text 2013 edition of European Social Statistics, and it is available for free online here. Find updated statistics on:
- Health and safety
- Education and training
- Labour market
- Income and living conditions
- Social protection
- Crime and criminal justice
Employment, education, and at-risk target measures for European countries in 2020 can also be found at the end of the document.