Most people have been able to register and access their CapIQ accounts without any issues, but we've encountered enough glitches that I thought some more detailed instructions might help...
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I was just scanning a usage report on our IBISWorld database and was struck by how the most downloaded industry reports over the last two months closely mirror major news events.
The single most popular report was...
I'm sure that many of you have already registered your personal account in our newest financial database: S&P Capital IQ. [...]
And if you've registered, then you've probably started exploring the web interface to see what sorts of data you can find and export... and you might have even watched some of these videos to be sure you are getting the most out of the database...
But have you installed the Excel Add-in part of the database yet?
For those who missed it, we introduced a powerful new database earlier this week: S&P Capital IQ!
In the initial announcement I promised there would be follow-up blog posts highlighting CapIQ's features and functions. I certainly do plan to write such posts later this summer, but I thought I'd start with a note about S&P's support & training videos since so many people are now scrambling to learn the database.
There's an old saying that "twice is a coincidence, but three times is a trend." In the last half hour I've spotted three new cannabis/marijuana business related resources in our collection, tipping us over into trend territory.
Such a trend toward information on the business aspect of marijuana isn't really a surprise: with legalization just around the corner, businesses have been scrambling for months (if not years) to line up a good starting position. The people who produce the reports, data, and ebooks needed to support new businesses have also been scrambling to fill this new niche.
If you are among those who are looking into this new market (academically or entrepreneurially), check out these new resources available through the SFU Library:
Thomson Reuters -- the publishers of our powerful Eikon + Datastream databases -- announced a new training webinar this morning that I think may be of interest to many SFU researchers: ESG* data: availability, transparency, quality and investment applicability...
SFU researchers now have online access to the "ICRG Researchers Dataset. Political risk points by component. Table 3B" covering the 1984-2017 period.
Granted, that name is a mouthful... <Read on for details!>
One of those remaining titles has just been released and is now available for SFU researchers... Plunkett's Green Technology Industry Almanac 2018.
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