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October 26, 2007 - 4:01 pm

In February 2007 Rod Library invited people across the university community to participate in a user assessment survey (LibQUAL+). Many of you responded, and a library committee has been using the results to find out which resources and services are most important to you. We have set up a website to report the results to you. Currently, you can find information on the survey itself...

October 01, 2007 - 6:14 pm

Privately held companies are not required to file financial disclosure documents with government regulators such as the SEC, so detailed financials usually are not readily available to the public. Company profile sources may provide private company information such as sales, number of employees, number of stores if a retailer, and other general indicators. Journal and newspaper articles about a given company may give...

October 01, 2007 - 5:33 pm

If you already have the citation to a journal article and are wondering if it is online, try Article Locator, listed on the Rod Library home page under Journal and Magazine Articles. Enter the journal title, such as Journal of Marketing, and other details about the article, such as date of publication, volume number, and starting page number. Clicking the Go button wi...

September 21, 2007 - 11:17 am

One way is to look in Mergent Online. It includes the last 20 years or more of financial statements for publicly-held U.S. companies in Excel format, depending on the age of the company. Companies that are going through bankruptcy or have been acquired by other companies are not included. Mergent is listed on the Rod Library home page under Databases A-Z. It's also listed on the...

September 12, 2007 - 8:39 am

There are different ways to do this. Here are two: 1. Business journal databases like ABI/INFORM and Business Source Elite have a way to look for articles on a topic in specific journals. With Business Source Elite (access from Rod Library home page, Databases A-Z, or from Business Portal), enter the search like this on the form; the italicized words are what you would type: "journal of marketing" or...

May 24, 2007 - 1:38 pm

Rod Library recently added access to ProQuest’s Historic New York Times, a database which provides cover-to-cover access to full page and article images from 1851 – 2003. Thi...

April 19, 2007 - 1:46 pm

Let's say you want to find articles on cheating that appeared in the Journal of Business Ethics. There are different ways to do this; here's one approach: 1. find a database that indexes Journal of Business Ethics. Databases like ABI/INFORM and Business Source Elite index several thousand business journals and magazines. 2. Connect to ABI/INFORM. Click the Publications tab and enter Journal of Business Ethics in the...

April 09, 2007 - 2:59 pm

Answer: Business students are probably looking for the ProQuest database called ABI/INFORM Global. (Rod Library subscribes to other ProQuest databases that cover fields like criminal justice, art, and music.) When you connect to ABI/INFORM, you'll see that ProQuest is in large letters. 1. ABI/INFORM Global can be accessed from the Rod Library Business Portal at http:/...

February 06, 2007 - 10:47 am

Welcome! The purpose of the Rod Library BizBlog is to communicate with UNI College of Business Administration students, faculty, and others about library research tools, tips, and research news related to their major fields of study and research. I will periodically post entries about new resources or new features of resources that have been around a while. If I notice the same questions being asked regularly...