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.
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.
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.
"On July 1, 2009, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) instituted a major change in the way accounting standards are organized. On that date, the FASB Accounting Standards Codification™ (FASB Codification) became the single official source of authoritative, nongovernmental U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (U.S. GAAP). Now, only one level of authoritative U.S. GAAP exists, other than guidance issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). All other literature will be non-authoritative" (source.)
Webcasts, press releases, and related information are available through this FASB Codification Resources page.
UNI Accounting Department faculty and students will have access to a "professional view" of the Codification through the Academic Accounting Access program, sponsored by the American Accounting Association.
All currently enrolled UNI students and employees can access the FASB Codification through another database licensed by Rod Library: RIA CheckPoint. The Codification is available under the "Accounting, Audit & Corporate Finance" Library in the RIA Table of Contents.
A "Basic View" of the Codification is available for no charge to registered users.
The publisher of ABI/INFORM Global (ProQuest) has expanded our subscription at no additional cost. The Rod Library subscription now includes the following, which as a group is called ABI/INFORM Complete:
*ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry
*The Wall Street Journal
ABI/INFORM Complete can be picked to search everything, or the individual components can be picked from a drop-down on the ABI/INFORM home page.
New types of sources include:
*Industry and market research reports from Business Monitor International and FirstResearch
*Country Finance and Country Forecast reports from Economist Intelligence Unit
*Commodity reports from Economist Intelligence Unit
Other types of resources that may be of interest include:
*ProQuest Annual Reports Collection (10Ks and Annual Reports to Shareholders)
*Social Science Research Network working papers
The library has a new Multipurpose Room available for groups or individuals affiliated with the university who need a presentation practice area or a larger space for group work. The room is located on the 3rd floor and has a computer with all Microsoft Office products, a projector and a stereo receiver with speakers. The room has 12 tables and will seat 30.
For details such as how to reserve the room, go to this page from the Rod Library News blog.
Global Markets Direct Company Profiles, a source in LexisNexis Academic, contains data and analysis on more than 8,000 companies. For about 1,000 large firms, it provides SWOT and other analysis such as:
* Business Strategy
* Financial and Operational Data
* Revenue Breakdown
* SWOT Analysis
* Value Chain Analysis
Another Rod Library database, Business Source Elite, also provides SWOT analysis for large firms in its company profiles.
Deloitte publishes Industry Outlooks for aerospace, automotive, banking, and eleven other industries. Each industry report discusses challenges and offers advice on how to deal with the recession and be well positioned for future growth.
Google Books is a database of several million books. In some cases the entire book can be viewed online, in other cases a snippet or limited preview, and in other cases only descriptions are available. Individual book entries link to a "Find this book in a library" service; this link indicates whether Rod Library or other nearby libraries own the book.