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:

https://www.lib.umich.edu/database/policymap-0

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.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

September 2017 Kresge Library Database Instruction Sessions

Learn how to use the Kresge Library databases for class assignments and for career preparation and job hunting.
You can attend these sessions in person or use the Blue Jeans remote access links to join the session(s) of your choice. For more info on how to use Blue Jeans go to umich.bluejeans.com
You can also contact us at kresge_library@umich.edu to schedule an individual appointment to pinpoint the best Kresge databases for your unique job search and/or class assignments.

INSTRUCTION SESSIONS
No registration necessary. ALL Ross students welcome!

Kresge Library Databases Overview
Learn to find vital company, industry and financial information for class assignments (including Strategy) in Kresge Library databases.This session covers D&B Hoovers (aka OneSource), IBISWorld, Marketline and Factiva, and shows you when, where and how to get help. No registration needed. All Ross students welcome.

Kresge Library Databases Overview
Learn to find vital company, industry and financial information for class assignments (including Strategy) in Kresge Library databases.This session covers D&B Hoovers (aka OneSource), IBISWorld, Marketline and Factiva, and shows you when, where and how to get help. No registration needed. All Ross students welcome.

Kresge Library Resources for your Off-Campus Job Search
This session covers Vault Campus, Going Global, D&B Hoovers (aka OneSource) and CareerBeam. Find company information for interviews and learn how to compile lists of companies to target. (Note: this session does not include job listings.) No registration necessary. All Ross students welcome.

Kresge Library Resources for your Off-Campus Job Search
This session covers Vault Campus, Going Global, D&B Hoovers (aka OneSource) and CareerBeam. Find company information for interviews and learn how to compile lists of companies to target. (Note: this session does not include job listings.) No registration necessary. All Ross students welcome.

Kresge Library Resources for your Off-Campus Job Search
This session covers Vault Campus, Going Global, D&B Hoovers (aka OneSource) and CareerBeam. Find company information for interviews and learn how to compile lists of companies to target. (Note: this session does not include job listings.) No registration necessary. All Ross students welcome.

ONLINE GUIDES
 We hope to see you there! Any questions? Email Kresge Librarian Sally Ziph at sweston@umich.edu

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Services for Students from Kresge Library

With the beginning of Fall Term just around the corner, it is a good time to share an updated two-page guide that we have highlighting some of the services that we offer students at the Ross School of Business.  We have also made it easier to find services for students on our newly designed website.  If you can't find what you are looking for, be sure to contact us with any information-related question you might have.  

Workshops from Michigan's Copyright Office

Wondering about copyright? Being asked to sign a publication contract?  Wonder if you can use a resource in your class or on your MOOC?  The University of Michigan Library's Copyright Office is a great resource for assistance.  The Copyright Office is hosting number of Copyright Workshops this Fall Term on a variety of topics.  Most of these workshops will take place at the Hatcher Library, just a football field length from Ross!  To see the list of upcoming workshops and to register, visit the Copyright Office's workshop page. You can also see handouts and powerpoint presentations from previous workshops at that same page.  

Monday, May 8, 2017

OneSource is Now D&B Hoovers

OneSource, the company information database, has a new name. Now known as D&B Hoovers, this database still provides a wealth of company and industry information. D&B Hoovers can be access from the Library's A-Z Database page or in Search Tools.