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From biotech to social media -- new industry reports for SFU researchers

Published February 21, 2014 by Mark Bodnar

We’ve recently purchased online access to 7 new industry almanacs by Plunkett Research, with more titles expected in the new few months. Each Plunkett ebook covers recent trends and statistics and provides descriptions of key companies in the industry. Geographic coverage of each title is global, but with a very strong US emphasis.

New service: We will retrieve and hold your books for you (same-branch requesting)

Published February 18, 2014 by Mark Bodnar

Some good news for a rainy, grey day:

You can now sit at home in your PJs (or in your office, I suppose, although the PJs may not be a good idea then) and arrange for books in our branches to be retrieved and put on hold for you.  Then wait for a pause in the deluge a day or two later and zip up to grab your books. (We'll hold the book for up to 7 days.)   Yes, we love you *that* much!

Details below...

Same-Branch Requesting Now at SFU Library

The Olympics & Factiva: Global sporting event meets global news database!

Published February 13, 2014 by Mark Bodnar

With both the Olympics and our newest database (Factiva) on my mind, it seemed a natural next step to check out what Factiva might have to offer if I was researching the Olympics...

a. Russian News

Wouldn't it be interesting to see how the Olympics is discussed within their host country?  Are there complaints about costs? Does nationalism override objectivity?  Do issues that are reported outside of the country get coverage internally?

Lipper Tass Academic Hedge Fund Data

Published January 13, 2014 by Mark Bodnar

We are very pleased to announce that SFU researchers now have access to Lipper Tass Academic Hedge Fund Data.  This dataset offers quantitative performance data (anonymized) on over 6,300 actively reporting Hedge funds and Funds of Hedge Funds, plus over 7,000 graveyard funds that have closed, liquidated or stopped reporting for any reason. Data themes include:


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