Patricia Berens

Looking for historical industry ratios?

Horn Library has purchased the digital archive of Dun’s Industry Norms and Key Business Ratios.  Find historical industry financial ratios using 4-digit SIC codes for over 800 lines of business, as well as industry norms for major industry segments.  Key Business Ratios is on the list of library research databases.  The vendor is Mergent (D&B is…

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Patricia Berens

New Company Resource: Mergent Online

Mergent Online is a comprehensive source of information about US and international companies, both public and private.  Research company histories, executives, financials, competitors, supply chain, equity research, SEC filings, and more.  One can do individual company look-ups as well as screen according to a variety of criteria. Mergent Online also includes industry reports and country…

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Patricia Berens

Career Resource GOINGLOBAL now on Library website

GOINGLOBAL is a career and employment resource that features country career guides,  US and Canadian city career guides, corporate profiles, worldwide job and internship postings, visa information, and more.  For example, the country career guides basically tell you everything you need to know about applying for jobs and work life in a country, including how job…

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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

We’ve added over 250 e-audiobooks!

Do you like listening to audiobooks?  We’ve refreshed our EBSCO e-audiobook collection with over 250 titles, from fiction to non-fiction, business books to mysteries — something for everyone and just in time for the summer!  Happy listening!  

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Patricia Berens

Library Travel E-Resources

If you’re traveling outside the US this summer, take a look at Global Road Warrior. It tells you all about the climate, customs, currency, electrical systems, food, points of interest, and so much more about each country. Do you need to brush up on or do you want to learn a foreign language? Mango will…

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Patricia Berens

Faculty: Join SSRN (Social Science Research Network)!

The Library recently renewed Babson’s annual site license to SSRN.  In general, everyone at Babson has access to SSRN and anyone can post papers, but if you specifically sign up to be a member in a network, you get the following benefits: Access to specific eJournals, including billable ones free of charge, enabling you to…

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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

Data Downloading and Excel Templates in Bloomberg

You think Bloomberg is cool?  Wait till you see the Excel-linked templates for use!  Come to a “Bloomberg Friday” session and learn all about it! When:    Friday, Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. Where:  Cutler Center in Horn Library

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Patricia Berens

Friday 11/15: Creating & Analyzing Your Portfolio in Bloomberg

It’s Bloomberg Friday again! Come and learn how to manage fixed income and equity portfolios using Bloomberg’s cool features! When: 2 p.m. Where: Cutler Center in Horn Library Next session: 11/22 Data Downloading and Excel Templates in Bloomberg

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