If you are interested in finding statistics and catchy infographics, Statista is a great option! With Statista, you can find statistical data on over 80,000 topics from 22,500 sources. You can easily download charts and infographics as PPT, PDF, PNG, and CSV. Look at this interesting infographic about Meta’s Reality Labs division, losing billions of dollars. And Statista content is continuously updated by their expert staff. Statista is available from University Libraries, please check it out when you have a chance.
Lexis Uni – An Introduction
The presence of Lexis Uni (formerly known as Lexis-Nexis Academic) within our offerings of specialized databases is an important resource for students and faculty who are especially interested in current news stories, legal summaries, corporate profiles, and related subject matter.
As outlined on the LexisNexis administrative site, the mission inherent within this resource is to promote the need for continued: “diversity of thought” approach to the access and usage potential found within the content offered through this database. Working with the research community is an ongoing factor when it comes to updating and providing as high a quality information-centered tool as possible. The Lexus Uni site also delivers a global perspective that is a useful option for the general public and academic communities alike.
Here is the link to our Lexis Uni site: Lexis Uni Database Page – Seton Hall University Libraries
Need help? Book a research appointment here: Research Appointment Site
Newspaper Research – Historic and Contemporary Databases
This month’s database feature are newspapers, both current subscriptions as well as historic. Our Newspaper Collection covers a wide-range of local and internationally based major city dailies and, specialized presses, from the 18th century to the present day.
Thematic areas include African American Newspapers, Catholic News, Civil Rights, Ireland, Judaism, Latino/a, and Women’s Studies.
Nexis Uni is a great news and legal resource.
Need more help? Book a research appointment here: Research Appointment Site
October is Financial Planning Month and be it an academic study or personal pursuit, this is one among many topics we have for share upon request with our entire information-seeking community. The Seton Hall University Libraries also offers a wider and important range of business-centered resources from accounting to working capital and several other themes in-between.
Our expert Business Librarian, Professor Chelsea Barrett provides the University community with relevant resources in this popular area of reference.
She eagerly offers this message of welcome to the University Community –“We have resources available to give you industry, demographic and company data that you may not be able to find freely online. Have a project you are working on? Explore our databases—you may be surprised at what you can find!”
Here is a link to our Business Databases: https://library.shu.edu/az.php?s=49201
For more information on our varied and detailed resources please reach out to Professor Barrett at: Chelsea.firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to book an consultation for one-on-one research assistance using our research appointment form: https://library.shu.edu/library/research-appointments
The library has many resources available that I wish I’d known about as a freshman, especially for Diplomacy students. As someone who has worked at the library for the last four years, I’d recommend that all students familiarize themselves with the library’s website, as most questions regarding the library can be answered there. On the website, you can find comprehensive lists of available books and eBooks, which are separated by subject. Many professors will put their textbooks on permanent reserve at the library. I highly recommend taking advantage of this resource, since I know how expensive some books can be and how they add up. Professors don’t always announce when books are on reserve so it’s important to check the website for yourself, especially because some professors use the same textbooks for different classes.
Another aspect of the library that few students know about is the newspaper subscriptions that are available through the website. I know that many professors encourage students to stay up to date on current events, whether it be through news or journal articles. Many of these are available for free online through the library. So, if you need to access to major newspapers like the New York Times or Wall Street Journal among others, I encourage all students to look at the subscriptions the school already has access to.
All disciplines have research guides, which are a great starting point for finding relevant databases and resources. They’re written by expert liaison librarians for each major, so I highly recommend students find out who their librarian is! I personally met with the Diplomacy subject librarian over the past four years by making a research appointment. I met with her several times to discuss papers I’ve written, including my senior thesis. She was incredibly helpful in providing me with tips to locate the sources I needed.
While the website covers most of the resources you’ll need, our subject librarians and circulation staff are always welcome to help any students navigate the resources the library offers in person or over chat or email.
See what’s new in PolicyMap, a GIS mapping tool, which is used at SHU in many programs such as Public Health, Political Science and Education for student assignments and useful data for grant applications. There are fantastic new enhancements to make PolicyMap even more essential in your classroom and for your research including simplified data labels, histograms for ranges, an amazing number of boundaries and custom regions you can create, data benchmarks for context and the ability to add local data to PolicyMap that is important for your research. On June 1, the Libraries held a webinar that looked at new data including predominant race, mortgage denials/redlining, Social Vulnerability Index (CDC), andjh Medically Underserved Areas. The recording of the June 1 webinar is located here. Additional sessions will be scheduled over the summer. Stay tuned to SHU Libraries social media.
Information about new features is listed below:
- New help page for new PolicyMap: https://policymap.helpdocs.io/
- Data Updates: https://policymap.helpdocs.io/whats-new/data
- Multi-Layer Maps (upgrade to 3-Layers) https://policymap.helpdocs.io/multi-layer-maps/making-a-multi-map
- Editing Custom Regions https://policymap.helpdocs.io/custom-regions/edit-a-custom-region
There are additional resources available with sample assignments about using PolicyMap in the classroom here: https://policymap.helpdocs.io/academic-resources.
Please contact your liaison librarian for more information about PolicyMap.
To mark the 457th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, University Libraries highlights resources focused on one of the world’s greatest playwrights.
If you would like to watch productions of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, please check out the BBC Shakespeare Plays. This collection features 37 plays produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
The New Oxford Shakespeare presents an entirely new consideration of all of Shakespeare’s works, edited from first principles from the original texts themselves, and drawing on the latest textual and theatrical scholarship. The Oxford Scholarly Editions Online brings the content of all three print volumes together as one powerful resource.
Additionally, University Libraries subscribes to some of the top Shakespeare studies journals including: Shakespeare, Shakespeare Quarterly and Shakespeare Studies. Shakespeare is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of Shakespeare. It publishes articles on criticism, performance, and the history of Shakespeare and his works. Shakespeare Quarterly is peer-reviewed journal published for the Folger Shakespeare Library by the Oxford University Press. The journal publishes original works related to all aspects of Shakespeare studies. Shakespeare Studies is a peer-reviewed volume published annually with a focus on Shakespeare studies and theatre. The journal features the work of performance scholars, literary critics, and cultural historians.
Lastly, the Library provides access to subscription-based or open-access scholarly resources such as Folgerpedia, Open-Source Shakespeare, JSTOR Understanding Shakespeare, and Shakespeare in the Digital Age from the University of Notre Dame.
Kanopy, our on-demand streaming video service, is a wonderful resource and we are happy to see it being so well-used. However, our library materials budget is limited and we cannot sustain the current level of spending. This academic year we have already spent over $14,000 to lease about 90 films (an important note here is that we do not own the films, we only purchase access to each one for one year). In order to continue this service we need to reduce the cost.
Previously, Kanopy films were automatically purchased after 30 seconds of viewing by any user with access to the library, including walk in visitors.
In an effort to eliminate purchases being triggered by casual users and focus on class-related use of the rich academic material included in Kanopy, we have made the following changes:
1. We removed films to which we do not have current access from the catalog. (We used to have all 21,000+ films listed, available for viewing and automatic triggering).
2. Kanopy films to which we do have current access still appear in the catalog for the use of the whole campus community. These will be removed at the end of the one-year subscription period. New films to which we have purchased access are added promptly to the catalog for immediate availability.
3. All films available through Kanopy can still be browsed via the database A-Z list; however, we have added a statement that films can only be requested by faculty:
4. We moved the Kanopy films listing on Accessing Films at SHU so now Kanopy is part of Streaming for classroom use further supporting the idea that Kanopy films are for academic purposes rather than entertainment. Note that we have other streaming video resources listed there as well.
5. Faculty can browse, search and request Kanopy films directly through the Kanopy interface. Films to which we have access will appear first. To watch or request a video:
- Click on the film you want, or mouse over it and click on “watch”. If we have access to the film it will open and give a prompt to play it. You will not know if we have access to a film until you click on it – do not assume we have access simply because you see a film’s cover shown on the Kanopy site!
- Note that you will always see this message at the top of the page, but that does not mean the film is not available—you should be able to play the video:
- If the film is not available, instead of the “play video” or “watch” option you will be prompted to fill in this request form:
Videos requested by faculty typically will be available within two working days and often less.
If you have questions about Kanopy, please contact:
Acquisitions Librarian Sulekha.Kalyan@shu.edu
#SHU_Libraries wishes to inform everyone that we will be cancelling our subscription to the PIVOT funding database, effective Sunday, March 31.
Our reasons for cancelling PIVOT include low usage, little interest in maintaining PIVOT from other campus stakeholders, and a significant financial cost to the library to provide access to Pivot.
Anyone who has an active account with PIVOT, will no longer receive funding alerts, and your login access to the database will expire on this date.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to PIVOT users.
Questions? Please reach out to:
Assistant Dean for Public Services
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.
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