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New to IBISWorld for SFU researchers: business environment data and analysis

Published by Mark Bodnar

Very few things exist completely independent of the rest of the world, including businesses.

To properly understand a business or its industry, you must also understand the water in which it swims: the key economic, demographic, and consumer behaviour indicators that can determine the success or failure of all its plans.

Start with the following new modules in our super-popular IBISWorld database:

New interface... same great content after 17.5 years!

Published by Mark Bodnar

Hey, for the fifth time in its 17.5-year* life, the BUEC Buzz has moved to a new interface! You may not have even noticed because of the great behind-the-scenes, link-redirecting work of our eBranch team.

If you're reading this post, then you've already found the new version of the BUEC Buzz, but here's the URL that you'll want to bookmark, just in case...

Storytelling, presenting, and HRM with Millennials: Three of the newest titles in your library

Published by Mark Bodnar

When we buy business books here at the SFU Library, we tend to focus on ebooks -- partly as a reflection of the reading habits of many of our readers, and partly so that we can support the three campuses more efficiently.  However, we do still buy books in print format in many cases. I was just scanning the print format business books that have arrived this week.  All three look very relevant to the questions I get lately, so I thought I'd post about them...

Food for Fines at the Library: A Win-Win

Published by Mark Bodnar

We're at that magical time of the semester when those students in courses with no exams will finish up their last assignments, tease their exam-bound colleagues, and take off for some R&R.

If you're one of those lucky few, consider returning your library books before you leave.  And if you happen to have accumulated some <ahem> fines over the term, maybe drop off some items for the SFU Food Bank to clear your account. :-)

IBISWorld at SFU Library - most downloaded reports

Published by Mark Bodnar

I just received a report on our usage of the IBISWorld industry report database over the last few months.  Interesting to see the types of reports that were most downloaded by SFU researchers this spring: