During finals week I met a sheepishly apologetic graduating VSB senior who was checking out a book from Falvey Memorial Library for the 1st time. I told him he had nothing to be ashamed of as he was speaking to a librarian with an MBA who hadn’t needed to check out a business book until taking a capstone class in her final semester. Even a half dozen years ago, business students such as myself could reasonably do their work by relying on online resources, course supplied cases and buying the occassional book from Borders (Amazon was in it’s infancy).
If you share my preferences for convenience and portability, you’ll like our business books from Netlibrary. This past spring I’ve added over sixty electronic books covering accounting, marketing, economics, and management from NetLibrary to our collection. To find these digital titles, use our catalog and include the word “Netlibrary” to your search. Alternately search only Netlibrary content from the link on Databases A-Z.
Statistical Lexis-Nexis has been a key resource for students in need of data. It’s an incredibly powerful index to data generated by both public and private entities across a wide range of topics. It’s the first place I recommend to students for collecting statistics on any topic beyond the scope of the usual.
A student writing a critical review of Financial Shock: a 360 Look at the Subprime Mortgage Implosion and How to Avoid the Next Financial Crisis wanted statatics on total mortgages to illustrate a point. Statistical Lexis-Nexis Tables pointed to more then one source for relatively current data. One limitation of the Tables is that they don’t alwasy cover the desired time period and aren’t easily manipulated.
That’s were our new subscription to Statistical Lexis Nexis “Customized Data” fills the void. This new module graphs, ranks and maps data that the user specifies by time period or geography. Not as many statistical series are included in datasets, but the ones that are, are customizable!
When you need help with business research find us online or at Falvey. We’re closed for the summer! firstname.lastname@example.org or 484-685-6759 or 610-519-4270 or Ask a Librarian or Question Center.