Author Archives: Marilee Birchfield

Barnes Reports (Market reports)

Studies on the largest manufacturing, retail, wholesale and services industries and consumer buying trends in the United States and the world. You can browse several years of PDFs of the reports, but there isn’t a search feature. Reports from 2012, … Continue reading

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New York Times, Dissertations & Theses, and other ProQuest/CSA Illumina databases downtime late Sat, early Sun

ProQuest® will be performing infrastructure maintenance on Saturday, May 5, 2012 starting at 10:00pm and ending by 10:00am on Sunday, May 6, 2012. This means the following databases will be unavailable during this twelve hour period: African American Biographical Database … Continue reading

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Book Review Digest Plus

This is an index of reviews for both fiction and non-fiction books, with coverage back to 1983. It complements our subscription to Book Review Digest Retro, 1905 – 1982.

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Wilson’s Core Collections

Collection development tools used by all sorts of libraries are now available. Children’s Core Collection Graphic Novels Core Collection Non-Book Materials Core Collection Fiction Core Collection Public Library Core Collection Mid & Jr High Core Collection Senior High Core Collection … Continue reading

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Access to Hoover’s expanded

Previously restricted to the Business Library, Hoover’s is now accessible to USC users anywhere–on campus and off. Hoover’s offers approximately 14,000 company capsules (brief company descriptions and financials) for free, and approximately 4,000 company profiles (company histories, strategies, market positions, … Continue reading

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Thomson Reuters Checkpoint

A research service combining tax documents into one database. Formerly known as RIA Checkpoint

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

The new interface improves navigation and organization as well as the display. Gale Virtual Reference Library [GVRL] now offers a multi-page viewer and a page flipper feature. The interface is available in 34 languages and is embedded with ReadSpeaker text-to-speech … Continue reading

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Passport GMID (Global Market Information Database)

Provides business intelligence on industries, market data & forecasts, countries, and consumer lifestyles. Use Euromonitor International’s Passport GMID, to retrieve international market research data, including reports on specific products and industries.

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Science of Synthesis

Science of Synthesis is an electronic version of the reference work by the same name; it also provides access to Houben-Weyl (Methods of Organic Chemistry) which includes the electronic backfile references back to 1835.  Science of Synthesis covers both organic … Continue reading

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New York Amsterdam News, 1922-1993

Digitized version of one of the U.S.’s leading Black newspapers.  Find articles, advertisements, obituaries, cartoons, etc. documenting first hand the major news and cultural topics of the 20th century from the African-American perspective. This resource was acquired by University Libraries … Continue reading

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