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Chronicle of Philanthropy Online

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is recognized as the premier trade publication for charitable fund raising.  Falvey Library has had access to the full text of top line articles in the Chronicle via Academic Onefile and Lexis Nexis, but coverage wasn’t complete or timely.  Now, we are pleased to make available access to the Chronicle of Philanthropy Online.

This enhanced version of the Chronicle includes up to the minute news, and podcasts on everything from managing small nonprofits to tips for fund raising on social media platforms.  We now have access to reports of interest to the nonprofit world such as How Americans of Different Generations Give to Charity. Searchable databases on executive compensation, individual donors and corporate giving are available, as is a business services directory and job postings search engine.

Business students consulting for nonprofits, students interested in starting a career in a charitable services organization and professionals with fund raising responsibilities will all find the Chronicle of Philanthropy a useful addition to their toolkit.  Just login to the Chronicle via the library Databases A-Z page and unlock their premium content!


Venture Capital & Private Equity

What do VSB  job seekers, entrepreneurial engineers, and institutional advancement researchers have in common?   It’s no joke; they will all benefit handsomely by having access to Greyhouse’s Venture Capital & Private Equity.

This online directory of venture capital firms from around the world can be queried by fund size, average or minimum investment size, industry preferences, business stage, and  geographic reach.  The database includes links to venture- capital- firm websites, contact information, biographies of executives and past investment picks.

Venture Capital & Private Equity is available on the Databases A-Z list, and Company and Industry tabs in the Finance, Management and Marketing Subject Guides.


Business Research Workshop Series

banner_lindaSign up for the first in a series of business research workshops, “Smart Starts!  Basic Business Research.”  Learn about the subscription databases that form the backbone of corporate information centers and are the envy of small businesses.  Get a tour of business directories, market research reports, and consumer surveys.  Monday, September 13, 1-2 with a repeat session on Wednesday, September 15, 4-5.  Both sessions are in Bartley room 1063.  Register with Linda.Hauck@villanova.edu


Potential Employers Research

  • Posted by: Linda Hauck
  • Posted Date: April 14, 2010
  • Filed Under: Blogroll

monkeybusinessEmployment may lag in a recession, but yours doesn’t have to.  Excellent opportunities for growth and development exist at small or local businesses and nonprofits that don’t routinely recruit at colleges.  They can be sought out by taking advantage of Library and Career Services resources.  The library has a guide to Finding Potential Employers and Career Services offers instruction on using ReferenceUSA, an excellent business directory for employers both large and small.

A thoughtful search of our catalog will turn up both humorous and serious books that will enrich your job search and career exploration.    For instance, if you’re interested in finance as a career Monkey Business is an hilarious must read.  Practioner guides especially those that are conveniently online, such as The Complete CFO Handbook, offer more serious fare for pre-interview preparation.

Make an appointment with a research librarian to learn more about how to use these and other resources for gathering background on potential employers.


eMarketer Trial Until February 19th

You can take eMarketer, a leading provider of research and analysis on digital marketing, for a test drive. We think this resource will be very helpful for those projects that incorporate elements of mobile, video, search, or social web marketing.
To take advantage of the trial, go to this link and register with your Villanova email address: http://totalaccess.emarketer.com/Extranet.aspx?villanovademo09 You will receive an email confirmation. Let me know what your thoughts about the product are, Linda.hauck@villanova.edu


IMF Statistics Online

We had a couple hundred volumes of International Monetary Fund Statistics at the library.  They were shelved in various and sundry places because of Library of Congress classification conventions and space limitations at Falvey .  Even for librarians and researchers who routinely used IMF, BOP or DOT, or IFS or GFS, it was confusing.

Now we have the complete time series for all IMF data (International Financial Statistics, Balance of Payments, Government Finance Statistics and Direction of Trade) online.   Besides being much easier to find from the comfort of the library, your office or home, the native online version facilitates easy download and manipulation in Excel or several other statistical packages.   Visit the library catalog, economics subject page, finance subject page or Databases A-Z for access.


OECD Statistics, Books & Periodicals

source_oecd_factbookIf you came to love the free beta SourceOECD with it’s fabulous access to international statistics, books and reports and mourned it’s loss when free access was terminated, have we got good news for you!  Falvey Memorial Library has been able to subscribe to the full compliment of SourceOECD resources.

OECDStat (the statistical component) is an interactive database of comparable international data on everything from aid to welfare.  Both OECD and non-OECD country data are often included.  The time series data are customizable and downloadable to Excel or text files for statistical packages. This resource is ideal for students working on theses and faculty research with global comparative components.

Over two dozen periodicals published by the OECD are available in full text.  Many of these periodicals are indexed elsewhere in article databases such as EconLit, ABI Inform, and PAIS International.  The are also discoverable from our catalog or E-Journals by Title.

All of the books and working papers published by the OECD since 1998 are also included in our subscription.  Students of geography, public policy and economics will find a wealth of information and analysis here.  OECD country studies cover everything from taxation to social issues, technology and industry.  Stand alone comparitive studies on controversial topics such as health care delivery, migration policy, genetic testing, work and family life balance, educational finance policy, corporate social responsibility and urban redevelopment to name a few will be helpful for persuasive papers and presentations. The thousands of  OECD books included in the collection can not be found in our catalog, there are only available via the SourceOECD database.

We’re hoping that this resource will become a favorite for freshmen and seasoned researchers alike.  SourceOECD is available in it’s entirety via Databases A-Z, and select Subject pages.   Let us know what you think!


Datamonitor Reports Have New Homes

Datamonitor company and industry reports have always been popular with marketing and management undergraduates.  They provide business and industry descriptions, list key competitors and offer SWOT analysis.  Up until recently we could access Datamonitor reports in one place, MarketLine.  We’ve lost the convenience of a single point of access to free up funding for other needed resources to support the redesigned curriculum.

Now company reports by Datamonitor can be found by searching the Datamonitor link on the Databases by Title page or under the Company & Industry tabs on many of the business subject pages.  Getting to the Datamonitor industry reports takes a few more clicks.  From ReferenceUSA (available also on Databases by Title page and Company & Indusry tabs on business subject pages) link to international businesses and then browse or search the Industry tab.  Datamonitor reports will be found under the market reports catagory.


Debate on Role of Business School

  • Posted by: Linda Hauck
  • Posted Date: June 2, 2009
  • Filed Under: Blogroll

Business Week published an interesting editorial by  Gianpiero Petriglieri and Jennifer Petriglieri arguing  against a technocratic  curriculum and for a humanistic program of study balancing skills acquisition with philosophical inquiry and personal reflection.  Sound’s alot like VSB’s redesigned curriculum with an emphasis on exploring the global contextual purpose of business.

This  URL will take you to the BW editorial:



Find us at Falvey

  • Posted by: Linda Hauck
  • Posted Date: May 5, 2009
  • Filed Under: Blogroll

When you need help with business research find us online or at Falvey.  We’re closed for the summer!  linda.hauck@villanova.edu or 484-685-6759 or 610-519-4270 or Ask a Librarian or Question Center.

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Last Modified: May 5, 2009