As you may have noticed, the SFU Library provides access to thousands of ebooks.
BUEC Buzz blog
Sooo... Staples Advantage Canada has named today "National Clean Your Office Day." My cynical side sees the obvious marketing ploy, of course, but my I-can't-find-my-desk side grudgingly accepts that perhaps some tidying and organizing (and recycling, scrubbing, airing-out...) might be worth investigating.
Okay, this is just too cool not to share...
I was just looking for something in our ThomsonOne-Investment Banking database when I noticed a feature that I hadn't really explored before. Under Screening & Analysis > Individuals > Officers & Directors > Connections I was able to track the connections between two directors or C-suite personnel from different corporations.
I was just scanning a report on the usage this spring of our IBISWorld database and was impressed by how wide the range of interests within SFU can be in such a short time. Our researchers are looking into everything!
I was scanning the June 17-23 issue of Bloomberg Businessweek this morning when I came across an interesting datagraphic: Office Cultures: A Global Guide. Based on research done in 11 countries by Steelcase (a furniture maker in Michigan), this datagraphic gives me an opportunity to highlight a number of business research resources and strategies
We've just added 9 more volumes to our online International Directory of Company Histories series. That makes 144 volumes of 3-5 page histories of companies from around the world -- somewhere near a gazillion pages in total (that's just a rough estimate)!
We are very pleased to report that The Teaching Professor newsletter is now available online via SFU Library.
From the publisher's website:
"Published 10 times per year, The Teaching Professor is a lively, practical newsletter with a singular purpose: to provide ideas and insights to educators who are passionate about teaching.
SFU researchers now have access to a great new online source full of details on over 30 emerging markets (Argentina to Vietnam)!
The Encyclopedia of Emerging Markets provides "articles offering rare insight into nations with social or business activity in the process of rapid growth and industrialization, as well as highlighting key emerging industries within those economies."
The SFU Library has just started a trial of the Factiva database. Factiva is a standard business and industry news source in many schools and corporations. This trial will run until July 20th.
We'd love to have your opinions on this valuable resource!
Factiva trial access (and database details): http://www.lib.sfu.ca/help/subject-guides/business/factiva-trial