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

New Database: PhilPapers

PhilPapers is a comprehensive index of philosophy books and articles by academic philosophers in all areas of philosophy, with a significant number of open access articles. The index allows users perform a simple or advanced search by words, author, publication, date and publication type or browse by structured areas, such as metaphysics and epistemology; science, logic and mathematics; and value theory; or by journal title.

PhilPapers has nearly 2,000,000 entries and 190,000 registered users. Account registration allows access to some advanced features, such as saved searches, but is not required to use the database.

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New Acquisition: Library of Latin Texts

The University Libraries has recently acquired an important scholarly resource, the Library of Latin Texts. The Library contains texts from the beginning of Latin literature to the the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965).

The Library of Latin Texts is a searchable full-text database of classical, patristic, medieval and neo-Latin writers. It includes:

  • Literature from Antiquity (Plautus, Terence, Caesar, Cicero, Virgil, Horace, Ovid, Titius-Livius, the Senecas, the two Plinys, Tacitus and Quintilian and others).
  • Literature from Patristic Authors (Ambrose, Augustine, Ausonius, Cassian, Cyprian, Gregory the Great, Jerome, Marius Victorinus, Novatian, Paulinus of Nola, Prudentius, Tertullian and others) It also contains non-Christian literature of that period (Ammianus Marcellinus, the Scriptores Historiae Augustae, Claudian, Macrobius and Martianus Cappella).
  • Literature from the Middle Ages (Anselm of Canterbury, Beatus de Liebana, Bernard of Clairvaux, William of St. Thierry, Sedulius Scottus, Thomas à Kempis, Thomas de Celano, the Sentences of Peter Lombard, the Rationale of Guilelmus Durandus and important works by Abelard, Bonaventure, Ramon Llull, Thomas Aquinas, William of Ockham and others).
  • Neo-Latin Literature (decrees from the modern ecumenical Church councils up to Vatican II and translations into Latin of important sixteenth-century works).

The Library of Latin Texts has two parts, Series A and Serllties B. According to the publisher, Series B “is drawn from the existing scholarly editions whereas the Library of Latin Texts – Series A benefits from the additional intensive research work undertaken by the Centre ‘Traditio Litterarum Occidentalium'”

 

 

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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Thompson Reuters’ Checkpoint Tax & Accounting Software

The University Libraries are pleased to announce that we have recently acquired a site license for Thompson Reuters’ Checkpoint Tax & Accounting Software.  While we did have a few individual licenses to this premium product in the past,  we are now able to broaden the access as a part of the Libraries’ on-going efforts to provide information resources to as many of our students and faculty as possible.    Checkpoint can be accessed here.  For off-campus access, you will be asked for your SHU credentials.

From Thompson Reuters:

Tax, accounting and finance professionals rely on Thomson Reuters Checkpoint, the revolutionary, easily-searchable online system, to get straight to their answers. Checkpoint blends cutting-edge technology, editorial insight, time-saving productivity tools, online learning and news updates with intelligent linking to related content and software. Thousands of tax and accounting professionals rely on Checkpoint every day to understand complex information, make informed decisions and use knowledge more efficiently.

Judaeo-Christian Studies: Recently Acquired Resources

The library has made a significant investment in new resources in in the area of Judaeo-Christian studies.   These databases and encyclopedias were acquired to support of the Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies’ Master of Arts in Jewish-Christian Studies program, as well as the University’s broad religious studies mission and tradition, including Catholic Studies, Religious Studies and Theology.

The Library is grateful for the support of both the Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies, and the Foundation for Judaeo-Christian Studies that supervises the gift of Ms. H. Suzanne Jobert.  The Sharp-Jobert fund for books remembers Father James Sharp, an SHU reference librarian, and Ms. Jobert.

Recent acquisitions include:

Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts

Extensive range of seminal works from the Reformation and post-Reformation eras.

Encyclopaedia of Judaica

Provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel.

Encyclopedia of Arab-Israeli Conflict

Presents a comprehensive look at the myriad aspects of the continuing clash between Arabs and Israelis.

Jewish Life in America, c1654-1954

Excellent resource for all those interested in understanding and exploring the history of Jewish communities in America from their first arrival in New York in 1654 to the integral part that they play today.

Oxford Handbooks Online: Religion

The religion area of OHO provides new essays on critical topics and emerging issues in the study of religion, complementing hundreds of essays on Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism and cross-cultural thematic studies that are part of the rich trove of Oxford Handbooks in religion.

Oxford Islamic Studies Center

Oxford Islamic Studies Online features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture.

More detail regarding the Walsh Library’s resources in these areas can be found in the Judaeo-Christian Studies research guide.

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