Patricia Berens

Finally: Ebrary has a new e-book reading platform!

The long-awaited update to how one reads Ebrary‘s e-books has finally happened! Now you can just scroll through an e-book – no more tedious page by page reading. Check out the new interface! Also, information about whether or not an e-book is available for downloading is clearly presented. [Note: If Ebrary is slow to load,…

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Patricia Berens

Emerald and Business Monitor International Updated Their Platforms!

This has been the summer of product upgrades, whether Blackboard, Power Search, Library research guides, or individual databases. We’ve reported about ValueLine already; now Business Monitor International as well as Emerald have followed suit.   Check out these resources and let us know whether you’d like a demo or training session.  Find all these resources on…

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Patricia Berens

ValueLine upgraded their look and feel!

Take a look at ValueLine’s new interface.   Research your favorite company’s stock performance, for example.

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Patricia Berens

AtoZ Databases Replaces ReferenceUSA

Are you used to using ReferenceUSA for looking up small, private companies or for producing lists of potential competitors or employers?  AtoZ Databases is a very similar product with the advantage of a better user interface and much larger download limit (1000 records per search).  Give it a try and let us know (research@babson.edu) which…

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Patricia Berens

Enhancements to FT.com & Redesigned iPhone App

FT Topics offer links to the most popular topics on FT.com, sorted by company, geography, people or themes such as M&A or Global Trade. This helps you to easily keep up to date with all the latest and most important news from across the world.   Find out more about FT Topics! News feed is an…

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Vault Career Insider has a new platform

Vault released its new platform on June 1st.  Previous users will need to reset their password.  New users need to setup their password.  Check out this resource for help with a career search.

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Patricia Berens

Socrates Database now called ESG Manager

ESG Manager tracks companies’ and industries’ environmental, social, and governance activities and issues.  Those used to using Socrates will now find a new platform but the same information about sustainability efforts, ethics, labor issues, community relations, and much more.  ESG Manager can be accessed from the Library’s Databases A-Z page.  Please be aware that there…

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Patricia Berens

Factiva: change in ability to email articles

When using Factiva, the output option of emailing articles does not work in our environment.  Please do not select this option.   Instead, you can save the articles to a USB drive in a PDF or RTF format.  Another option would be to download the articles to the computer’s hard drive, then email them to yourself as attachments.  Unfortunately this is a…

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Patricia Berens

Academic Journal Information

Horn Library has several resources that provide information about academic journals: Web of Science:  Provides impact factor and citation analysis UlrichsWeb:  Provides publication details such as cost, where the journal is indexed, whether it’s available online, etc. MLA Directory of Periodicals: Provides editorial information, circulation, costs, submission guidelines, and more. Serials Directory: Provides bibliographic information and…

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Patricia Berens

ProQuest has a new look

ProQuest has a completely revamped look and feel but has retained all the familiar search and browse options.  One of the new features is groupings of databases by subject, such as Business, Science & Technology, Social Sciences, and more.  Check it out — here’s the link.   

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