New Database: Sage Business Cases

The University Libraries are pleased to announce the acquisition of Sage Business Cases.  Detail from the publisher:

SAGE Business Cases provides faculty and students with cases to support their curriculum and independent research. Offering 1,700 cases from around the world—this collection will grow to 2,500 case studies by 2018. These cases are:

  • Accessible campus-wide, providing easy discovery for students and faculty for the use in courses and research
  • Critically minded, up-to-date, and developed to elicit discussion and further research
  • Accompanied by instructor-only teaching notes with suggested teaching strategies, target audience, and possible responses to discussion questions that can help facilitate classroom discussion
  • Contemporary and newsworthy. Topics include Marketing, Operations Management, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, International Business, Human Resource Management, and more
  • Designed to suit a range of academic uses: from short vignettes to narrative long form, written using both field research and publicly available sources.

This collection brings together cases selected from a variety of sources, including key university and association partnerships, to meet the needs of business faculty and students internationally.

Partner Institutions

The collection includes cases from a growing list of world-renowned institutions and associations:

  • Yale School of Management, Yale University, USA
  • Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA
  • The Berkeley-Haas Case Series, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK
  • The Eugene D. Fanning Center for Business Communication, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame, USA
  • New in 2018! Institute of Management Accountants, USA
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), USA
  • Wits Business School, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), India
  • Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management, China
  • Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University, USA
  • Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University, USA

ProQuest databases will be temporarily offline

Over the weekend of Saturday-Sunday, January 28th-29th, one of our database vendors–ProQuest–will be upgrading its infrastructure during the following time period:

** Saturday, January 28th @ 10p through Sunday, January 29th @ 6a **

During this 8-hour window, some ProQuest databases and services will be temporarily offline, including:

Research databases
•    ProQuest platform (search.proquest.com)
•    ProQuest Congressional (congressional.proquest.com)
•    ProQuest Dialog (dialog.proquest.com)
•    ProQuest Archiver
•    ProQuest Trials
•    Chadwyck-Healey US databases
•    CultureGrams
•    eLibrary (all editions)
•    ProQuest Digital Microfilm
•    ProQuest Obituaries
•    ProQuest Research Companion
•    SIRS (all editions)
•    Ancestry
•    Sanborn maps

Dissertation publishing
•    ProQuest/UMI ETD Administrator

Reference management/Research support tools
•    COS Funding Opportunities
•    COS Scholar Universe
•    Pivot
•    Papers Invited

We realize that some users may be affected, and we apologize for the inconvenience.

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New Database: HeinOnline’s Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law

We are pleased to be able to offer a new database to the Seton Hall University Community:

HeinOnline’s Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law http://heinonline.org/HOL/Index?collection=slavery

This unique collection brings together a multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes: every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, all reported state and federal cases on slavery, and every English-language legal commentary on slavery published before 1920, which includes many essays and articles in obscure, hard-to-find journals in the United States and elsewhere.

Also included are more than a thousand pamphlets and books on slavery from the 19th century, modern histories of slavery, all modern law review articles on the subject, as well as word searchable access to all Congressional debates from the Continental Congress to 1880.

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New database: Passport–Euromonitor International’s global market research database!

euromonitorSeton Hall University Libraries have recently acquired a license for Passport, Euromonitor International’s global market research database.  Passport provides strategic analysis of industries, countries, and consumers and companies. It offers integrated access to internationally comparable statistics, full-text market reports and real time news analysis from industry and country experts.

Passport allows students to:

  • Use Passport’s global, regional and national statistics to measure market performance, recognize category growth potential, assess new country markets and identify new consumer segments
  • Understand the competitive landscape, evaluate competitor strategies, review issues driving change and consider future outlook scenarios
  • Recognize the impact and implications of events making the news

With Passport, students are able to put classroom theory into practice and create reports with real-world relevance for projects such as:

  • Scenario planning
  • Risk assessment
  • Market entry studies
  • Product and brand strategy
  • Competitor intelligence
  • Industry benchmarking
  • Route to market strategy
  • Marketing and advertising strategy
  • Export strategy
  • Consumer segmentation and customer profiles
  • Consumer insight
  • SWOT analysis
  • Mergers & acquisitions evaluation
  • Investment due diligence
  • Forecasting

You can find out about this database, as well as other business and economics databases, by visiting out Business & Economics Research Guide.

New Research Tool: PolicyMap

The University Libraries have recently acquired the online data mapping tool PolicyMap.  PolicyMap is a Geographic Information System (GIS) pre-populated with more than 37,000 continuously updated data sets including information on demographics, home sales and mortgages, health statistics, socioeconomics, jobs and employment, and more.

PolicyMap

From the company:

PolicyMap is an online data and mapping tool that enables government, commercial, non-profit and academic institutions to access data about communities and markets across the US. Use it for research, market studies, business planning, site selection, grant applications and impact analysis.

Universities use PolicyMap in a variety of schools and curriculums, such as social sciences, urban planning, public policy and business administration. It allows them to focus on analyzing data – not collecting it or learning how to use expensive mapping software.

What can students and faculty do with PolicyMap?

  • Generate maps and tables to incorporate in reports and presentations
  • Search by address, city, state, zip code, county or census tract
  • Create topical reports by predefined region, radius, or custom-drawn region
  • Compare data across geographies or view trends over time
  • Find communities meeting up to 3 criteria on a map
  • Download select datasets as csv files
  • Rank geographies across an indicator
  • Create custom regions for unique analysis
  • Upload your own point level data
  • Incorporate work into papers and presentations

What kinds of indicators will they be able to access?

  • Demographic estimates and projections
  • Income and poverty measures
  • Employment by industry
  • Homeownership rates and affordability
  • Home Sales
  • School performance
  • Quick community profiles

What types of analyses can they conduct?

  • Compare obesity rates among states
  • Track mortgage lending patterns in a city
  • Understand the racial and ethnic composition of a community
  • Identify neighborhoods with certain income and household characteristics
  • Draw a unique geography on a map and generate a comprehensive report of the areas’ demographic and economic characteristics
  • Upload other data and leverage it against the trusted data available through PolicyMap

How could they use their analysis in class?

  • Make a case for a particular public policy intervention
  • Argue for a particular site for a business
  • Describe a market for a business plan or marketing strategy

 

New Database Trial: British Periodicals

A trial of ProQuest’s database British Periodicals available to SHU students and faculty until December 18th.  This resource offers research materials across many disciplines including history, literature, political science, journalism and the arts.  The trial can be accessed here.

We welcome feedback from trial users.  Please send any comments to Sebastian Derry, Assistant Dean of Public Services at sebastian.derry@shu.edu

From ProQuest:

This database provides access to the searchable full text of hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth, comprising millions of high-resolution facsimile page images. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the social sciences, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture.

Subject coverage

  • The Periodical Press
  • Victorian periodicals
  • Popular culture
  • Literary Journalism
  • Essays and Belles-Lettres
  • Illustrated Periodicals
  • Literary Criticism
  • Political Satire
  • Politics / Political Science
  • Fine Arts
  • Serial Fiction / Serialized Fiction / Serial novels / Serialized novels
  • Slavery and Anti-slavery movements
  • Temperance
  • Religion and Theology
  • Methodism
  • English Poetry
  • Book reviews
  • Science
  • Economics
  • Bibliography
  • Sport
  • English literature / English writing / English periodicals
  • Scottish literature / Scottish writing / Scottish periodicals
  • Irish literature / Irish writing / Irish periodicals
  • Women’s literature / Women’s writing
  • Theatre / Theater / Drama
  • Seventeenth-century literature / Seventeenth-century writing / Seventeenth-century periodicals
  • Eighteenth-century literature / Eighteenth-century writing / Eighteenth-century periodicals
  • Nineteenth-century literature / Nineteenth-century writing / Nineteenth-century periodicals
  • Twentieth-century literature / Twentieth-century writing / Twentieth-century periodicals
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Exciting New Database: GREENR

The University Libraries are pleased to announce a new database.   Global Reference on the Environment, Energy & Natural Resources (GREENR) is now available.

GREENR focuses on the study of sustainability and the environment. Both interactive and current, GREENR allows users to navigate issue, organization and country portals. A one-stop site, this resource provides news, background information, video, unique commentaries, primary source documents and statistics in highly accessible, visually appealing research areas, covering relevant categories including energy systems, healthcare, food, climate change, population, economic development. One of the things that makes GREENR so user-friendly, is it does not look like the typical database product. This e-source also offers interactive maps and contextual multimedia, customizable journals and news, refereed case studies.

 

Announcing a new platform for AnthroSource

The American Anthropological Association (AAA) has launched a platform for its flagship database, AnthroSource.

AnthroSource is the premier online portal serving the research, teaching and practicing needs of anthropologists, offering access to more than 100 years of anthropological knowledge. AnthroSource provides current content from  32 anthropological publications,  including journals, books, monographs, bulletins and newsletters.

You can access it here, from the database list for Anthropology or from the recently updated Anthropology Libguide

Here is the announcement from AAA:

Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities

The University Libraries has initiated a one-year trial a subscription to April 1, 2016 to Cabell’s directories which help professors, graduate students and researchers publish their manuscripts in academic journals.  Cabell’s database is useful to determine journal acceptance rates, type of manuscript reviews, time lapse between acceptance and publication, a journal influence rating, search by topical areas, manuscript guidelines and more.  Some of this information is accessible at journal publishers’websites.  Cabell’s provides a convenient source and multiple search criteria.

Directory categories include:

Business Directories
Accounting
Economics & Finance
Management
Marketing

Educational Directories
Educational Curriculum & Methods
Educational Psychology & Administration
Educational Technology & Library Science

Psychology
Psychology & Psychiatry

Computer Science
Computer Science – Business Information Systems
Health Administration
Nursing

For more information, please contact a subject librarian that matches Cabell’s directories.

Submitted by Richard Stern 

April 8, 2015

Annoucing the arrival of SCOPUS

The university libraries are delighted to announce that we now have a subscription to SCOPUS.   You can find it  from the library home page  Database A-Z & By Subject Lists

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world’s research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities, Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.

Training and support videos for SCOPUS can be found here