SFU researchers now have trial access to Data Planet -- a very broad collection of datasets from both public and private sources on topics relevant to economics and business (and beyond). We'd really appreciate it if you could check it out and share your opinions.
BUEC Buzz blog
As the article states, "Britain has not used coal to generate electricity for two weeks - the longest period since the 1880s." The move toward alternative energy sources is gathering momentum in the UK and having measureable impacts. [...]
Since I am an opportunist at heart, this is a chance for me to highlight the many alternative energy industry overviews available in our databases...
Mergent Intellect - information on industries, companies, and individuals for SFU researchers (including alumni!)
SFU students, faculty, staff, and alumni now have access to Mergent Intellect, a database of information on industries, companies, and people from such well-known business organizations as Hoover's, Dun & Bradstreet®, Mergent, Career Beam, Whitepages, Nielsen, and First Research.
Mergent Intellect includes a mix of industry profiles and ratios, global company information, and North American resident/consumer information...