Rod Cast - News and Events

September 11, 2008 - 1:42 pm

Datamonitor company reports can be found in a database called Business Source Elite (see this blog entry for details. Look under the Company Profiles tab at the top of the screen.) Datamonitor Industry Market Research reports such as:...

August 21, 2008 - 3:41 pm

The U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission announced on August 19th that it is implementing a new company filings system called IDEA (Interactive Data Electronic Applications). IDEA "will at first supplement and then eventually replace the EDGAR system." This SEC press release provides more details on IDEA, including a video of a presentation by...

April 30, 2008 - 9:25 am

The AICPA, FASB, and GASB standards are now available through RIA CheckPoint (generic logon). RIA CheckPoint can be accessed: 1. On the Rod Library home page under Databases A-Z 3. and on this page of the Business Portal 3. Or through this d...

April 25, 2008 - 11:28 am

Factors like competitors, customers, labor, suppliers?

IBISWorld reports cover factors like these for nearly 700 industries. The Industry Market Research report for consumer electronics stores, for example, discusses issues like these in the Industry Conditions section: -barriers to entry -regulation -cost structure, including wages -capital and labor intensity -technology and systems -globalization The Market...

April 08, 2008 - 11:04 am

Rod Library recently subscribed to ReferenceUSA, a residential and business/organization directory. Entries in the residential section include telephone numbers, addresses, and neighborhood data from the U.S. Census. The business/organization section contains contact information and other data such as estimated sales, credit rating, year established, primary line of business, competitors, and photo of establishment. No...

March 28, 2008 - 12:40 pm

Datamonitor company reports can be found in the database called, "Business Source Elite." Business Source Elite is listed on the Rod Library Business Portal. It also is listed on the Rod Library home page under Databases A-Z. After connecting to Business Source Elite, click the Company Profiles link in the middle near the top of the page. After reaching th...

March 03, 2008 - 5:18 pm

Business journal databases like ABI/INFORM Global provide a way to limit results to academic (or scholarly or peer-reviewed) . This method does not work perfectly, but it will get you to academic journals faster. In the case of ABI/INFORM, check the box for Scholarly Journals at the bottom of the search box, or click the Scholarly Journals tab after you get the search results. Let's say the management concept is socia...

March 03, 2008 - 4:42 pm

Rod Library recently subscribed to an electronic journal package from the American Accounting Association (AAA). It contains the latest six years of the 13 journals listed below. AAA says it does not plan to drop any coverage, so the number of years covered will grow. Use the UNISTAR Journal Title index or the Article Finder on the Rod Library home page to get to the electronic versions of these titles. Electronic ve...

February 20, 2008 - 5:01 pm

Rod Library recently subscribed to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Working Papers. NBER is a prominent economic research organization. Numerous Nobel prize winners and past chairs of the President's Council of Economic Advisors have conducted research at NBER. See this page for more details about NBER. Working papers are preliminary manuscripts designed for...

January 18, 2008 - 12:17 pm

Rod Library has purchased two additional copies of the CPA Examination Review, by Irvin N. Gleim. This makes a total of three copies; all are available at the Rod Library MultiService, located at the bottom of the front stairway. Volume 1 of the CPA Examination Review contains outlines and study guides; volume 2 contains problems and solutions. This purchase was in response to student requests. Please let me know if yo...