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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. Non-profit organizations also are included. The search forms can be manipulated to create lists of individuals and companies meeting various criteria.

Q&A: How do you find Datamonitor reports on companies such as Hy-Vee?

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 the Company Profiles part of the database, enter a specific company name such as Hy-Vee in the search box or browse by letter of the alphabet.

Q&A: How do you find academic journal articles about a company that has implemented some particular management concept?

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 social responsibility.

American Accounting Association Electronic Journal Package

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 versions of some of these journals are available for other years in other databases. For example, The Accounting Review is available electronically from 1926 - 2002 in JSTOR.

NBER Working Papers

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 quick publication and to stimulate debate.

More Copies of CPA Exam Review at Rod Library

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 you would like the library to consider adding other print or online resources.

LexisNexis Academic Company Dossier

The interface for LexisNexis Academic was revised earlier this semester. New content was added, too, such as Company Dossier. Company Dossier has three main parts: Company Dossier (look up a company); Dossier Create a Company List; and Dossier Compare Companies. Company Dossier searches look for known companies in more that 60 sources from organizations such as Hoover's, Standard & Poor's, and Disclosure. Financial data can be downloaded to a spreadsheet.

Wall Street Journal Access

Rod Library does not subscribe to the version of the Wall Street Journal at Some articles and important features at this address are free, though, such as the Markets Data Center, listed under the Markets Data & Tools tab. Rod Library DOES subscribe to Wall Street Journal articles via ProQuest ABI/INFORM Global; the full text of Journal articles from January 2, 1984 to the present are available online in this way.


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