The ABI/INFORM (ProQuest) has been enhanced recently with several hundred new international and domestic (U.S.) industry and market reports from Business Monitor International and First Research. Business Monitor International reports cover more than 30 industries, with separate reports for dozens of countries, such as 104 page document called, "China Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Report - Q3 2009." First Research reports cover about 140 domestic industries such as bars, theatres & cinemas, and pharmaceuticals. These Industry and Market Research Reports can be viewed by clicking the Browse tab after logging on to ABI/INFORM Complete. They also can be accessed by doing a Basic or Advanced search for an industry such as movie theaters, and then clicking the Reference/Report tab on the results screen. ABI/INFORM Complete can be accessed from the Rod Library Business Portal and the Rod Library home page under Databases A-Z.
Industry Snapshots contain 2007 Economic Census data for numerous industries as released by the Census Bureau during 2009. Also includes 2002 Economic Census data for comparison. Includes data such as dollar value of shipments and payroll.
Panther Prowler will be down for a short period of time on Friday morning, October 30th between 6 am and 7 am in order to perform upgrades. Databases can still be searched directly by starting at the Databases A-Z list and clicking on the name of the database during this time.
LexisNexis online products will be unavailable to users from October 31, 8:00 p.m. through November 01, 2009, 4:00 a.m. Central Time. Products affected include LexisNexis Academic, Congressional, and Statistical.
Individual students and faculty can request extensive assistance with a research project by scheduling a research consultation with a librarian. A research consultation normally lasts about an hour. The librarian and researcher will discuss resources and strategies oriented toward a specific topic.
Amjad Albu- UNI senior in Management Information Systems was the winner of the T-shirt prize from the Rod Library Favorite Student Giveaway drawing during Family Weekend. Congratulations Amjad and good luck with your academic career!
There is a new public Fax service for sending US and International Fax located at the end of the Interlibrary Loan counter. Patrons can send a US fax for $1.50 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page. International fax can be sent for $4.95 for 1st page and $3.45 for each additional page. A credit or debit card is required for use. Instructions for use are located on the Fax machine, however, if you have any additional questions contact the Access Services Staff.
The Duke University Libraries have created several Digital Collections of interest those studying advertising and many other subjects. One of the links on this page is for Advertising and Consumer Culture. It contains several collections of advertisements in various formats, some dating back to the 19th century. Two examples: Ad*Access - "presents images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955" adViews - "a digital archive of thousands of vintage television commercials dating from the 1950s to the 1980s"
Would you rather not stay up until 4 a.m. finishing your next research paper? The Assignment Calculator is a new tool that can help you plan your work and stay on schedule. At the Assignment Calculator home page, enter the due date and then click the /Calculate Assignment Schedule! / button. You will get a list of 12 steps to complete between the date an assignment is received and when it is due. Each step includes a “due date,” help documents, and links to UNI resources and services such as the Rod Library and the Writing Center.