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Patricia Berens

Capital IQ & SRDS Maintenance Downtime This Weekend

Please be aware that the vendors have announced the following maintenance outages: Capital IQ may be unavailable between Saturday 1/24 11:00 p.m. and Sunday, 1/25 5:00 a.m. ET. SRDS may be unavailable Sunday 1/25 between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET. As an alternative to Capital IQ, use Mergent Online or ThomsonOne.

Patricia Berens

NYTimes.com Access Now Available!

Horn Library is pleased to announce full complimentary access to NYTimes.com and NYTimes mobile apps* for Babson College students, faculty, and staff.   NYTimes.com covers a variety of topics with high quality and depth through breaking news articles, blogs, videos, and interactive features.  In addition, you will be able to share content on social networks and…

Patricia Berens

From Data Mining to Genetically-Modified Food: New Reference E-Books

Horn Library recently purchased the following reference e-books: Achieving Sustainability: Visions, Principles, Practices Applied Science: Technology Commercial Data Mining Contemporary World Issues: GMO Food: A Reference Handbook Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, 3rd ed. Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, 8th (2014) ed. To find any of these titles, simply put the title you’re interested in into…

Patricia Berens

Boston Business Journal/BizJournals new Portal!

Click into the Boston Business Journal icon from the Library’s home page. You’ll experience an updated platform, with direct links into the digital edition of the current magazine, a direct link to the Book of Lists, the ability to quickly choose another city, direct links to other Book of Lists, and new search boxes.  These…

Patricia Berens

Looking for free economic data?

While Horn Library subscribes to a variety of data aggregation resources, among them Euromonitor, IHS Global Insight’s Data-Insight, Statista, Data-Planet, and more, sometimes it’s helpful to get data directly from the source.  Here are some free data sites: World Bank 10 different ways to access their data; best are http://databank.worldbank.org/data/home.aspx (full databanks with 50-60 years…

Patricia Berens

Business Expert Press eBooks Now Available, include Babson Authors & Editors

What do Professors Crittenden, Gentile, Polutnik, and Zacharakis have in common?  They are authors or editors of Business Expert Press titles, and these are available to Babson as eBooks via a link on the Horn Library A-Z List of Databases. Business Expert Press publishes concise, practical treatments of the topics typically taught in MBA programs. The books…

Patricia Berens

Roubini Global Economics Updated Their Platform

You’ll notice a completely different look and feel when accessing Roubini. There are more visuals, and the structure of the site is less cluttered than before. If you’re looking for the familiar country-specific analysis, mouse over Economies on the top light grey banner.  The “Markets” tab goes to Roubini’s analysis of commodity and financial markets.…

Patricia Berens

Babson Librarian on TV!

BCC Research, one of our market research report vendors, asked us to provide a client testimonial as part of BCC Research being featured on the TV show “World’s Greatest.”  Working with College Marketing who provided video footage for this, Patricia Berens, Content Analyst and Collection Development Librarian, discussed how the reports that BCC Research produces…

WRDS access for students is working again.

WRDS has fixed the problem and the WRDS website is working again for students. The WRDS site is experiencing some issues.  The link on the library website for students to access this resource is not working.  The issue has been reported to WRDS technical support.  Check back for further information.