Tuesday, March 20, 2018

New BCC Research Content Live in Library

BCC Research is excited to announce the addition of 230 new market research reports. Users can now access new “Market Briefs” category, which includes reports that go beyond the industries traditionally covered, including consumer-facing markets and professional services.

Additional industry coverage includes:
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Financial Services
  • Transportation Services
  • Utilities
  • Hospitality
  • Retail and Wholesale
  • Recreation, and more!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

WRDS Downtime scheduled for March 1, 2018

During the scheduled downtime, all access methods on WRDS will be inaccessible from 9-11am on Thursday, March 1. Please plan your research accordingly. 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Rescuing Endangered Government Information - January 26

Business relies on a wide range of U.S. government data for daily decision making.  Since the beginning of the Trump Administration, access to it is changing.

On Friday, January 26th at 2pm in Ross Room 1210, Justin Schell, Director of the Shapiro Design Lab at the University of Michigan Libraries and one of the organizers of last year’s Ann Arbor Data Rescue Event, will talk about the current availability of government information and the efforts taken to protect, preserve and maintain access to it.

Join the Special Libraries Association and Kresge Library Services at this event. For more information, see http://michigan.sla.org/2018/01/jan-26-event-rescuing-endangered-government-information-where-are-we-after-one-year/

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Standard Federal Tax Reporter available online

Standard Federal Tax Reporter is now available via the University's subscription to HeinOnline. The publication is listed under the 'U.S. Federal' database category on the welcome screen. 

Standard Federal Tax Reporter publication contains a comprehensive collection of federal income tax information, such as full text of all proposed, temporary and final federal income tax law regulations, as well as full text of federal administrative rulings and documents. Dates covered are 1917-1985.

HeinOnline is available through the Kresge Library's A-Z Database page

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Mergent Online Alumni Access Now Available

Mergent Online contains current and historical (past 15 years) firm descriptions, statistics, financial information, annual reports, mergers, acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, long-term debt, bond ratings, capital stock and insider trading for US and foreign companies.

Access is available through the Kresge Library Alumni A-Z Database List (link - https://kresgeguides.bus.umich.edu/az.php?t=21262)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Trial of PolicyMap Online GIS Software - Through Nov. 30

The University Library is currently running a trial of PolicyMap, an online (no software installation needed) US national data and mapping tool and analytics platform with varied applications. Faculty, students and staff at the Ann Arbor, Flint and Dearborn campuses can access the trial at:


The trial runs until November 30, 2017

Please send comments about this product to cmorse@umich.edu

PolicyMap is a US-National web-based Geographic Information System used to understand communities.  With easy-to-use menus, PolicyMap is a “GIS tool for non-GIS experts” for those who need to visualize large amounts of data quickly and easily, often down to the census tract or block group level.  It is used in the social sciences, urban studies and regional planning, real estate and housing analysis,  community and economic development, public administration and policy, public health, political science, education, environmental studies, business and finance, economics, statistics and geography, among other areas.
Included in the tool is access to PolicyMap’s extensive data collection, with 15,000+ indicators used to understand communities, organized into general categories including demographics, income and spending, housing, lending activity, quality of life, economy, education, health, federal guidelines, and other analysis. In addition, students and faculty can easily upload and incorporate their data into and leverage it against the thousands of indicators already available in PolicyMap.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Orbis Bank Focus Data Available in WRDS

The Orbis Bank Focus data set is available now through the WRDS interface. 

Orbis Bank Focus is a new database of banks worldwide. The information is sourced by Bureau van Dijk from a combination of annual reports, information providers and regulatory sources.

Orbis Bank Focus currently contains detailed information on 42,000 institutions with financials (30,000 US [Banks & Credit Unions] and 12,000 Non-US), including 5 years’ history for listed banks and 3 years’ for unlisted.

WRDS is available to current faculty, staff and students at the UM Ann Arbor Campus.