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American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries/Foreign Firms Operating in the United States

These two directories, formerly available only in print at Rod Library, are now online and can be accessed on campus from computers on the UNI campus network. (Off campus users will not be able to obtain search results.) The overall name for the database is Uniworld Online. The Rod Library subscription for American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries can be used to "Search by Country" and create a list of U.S. companies operating in China, for example.

Open Access Week, October 18-24, 2010

Open Access Week is a world-wide celebration intended to raise awareness of the potential benefits of open access in scholarship and research. “Open Access to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted.  It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.”

New in Panther Prowler:Save Citations, Create Database Lists

Panther Prowler fans can now create personal accounts in which to save favorite citations and to store customized, searchable lists of databases.  Everyone with a UNI CatID can create a personalized account; click the Log-in link under My Session in the upper right corner of the Panther Prowler screen to connect.   Panther Prowler can be accessed from the Rod Library home page under headings such as “Subjects A-Z (Panther Prowler)."

Investext Removed from LexisNexis Academic

LexisNexis Academic has removed investment analyst reports distributed through Investext, due to licensing cost issues. LexisNexis Academic contains related titles such as Nelson's Company Research Reports, ProfitCents Analyst Reports, Weiss Stock Research Reports, and Zacks Equity Research. Other Rod Library databases with company analysis include Value Line, Morningstar, Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage, and Business & Company Resource Center.

World Bank's Open Data Initiative

The World Bank announced on April 20 that "it will offer free access to more than 2,000 financial, business, health, economic and human development statistics that had mostly been available only to paying subscribers." Some 330 indicators are available for up to 209 countries. Some of the data go back 50 years. The statistics are available through a new web site.

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