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Two trials: iPolitics and Criterion on Demand

Published October 14, 2014 by Mark Bodnar

The SFU Library has a couple new database trials underway. Neither are purely bus/econ-focused resources, but I'm sure we can all agree that both business and economics have very wide scopes -- almost anything is potentially useful to a good bus/econ researcher!

So, with that in mind, maybe kick the doors on these databases and let us know what you think:

On researching online daters...

Published September 5, 2014 by Mark Bodnar

One of our marketing classes is going to be working on a project involving online dating markets/consumers this term, so I thought I'd make a short list of some key resources and search strategies likely to be helpful for them. For those SFU researchers who aren't in the class involved: You, too, are welcome to try the resources below. Sometimes such focused exploration can help you learn our resources faster than just random browsing. Enjoy! (The resources and tips below are in no particular order -- I'm just listing them as they come to mind.)

On researching carsharing consumers...

Published September 5, 2014 by Mark Bodnar

As I mentioned in my last post on researching online daters, one of the marketing classes is doing some very focused primary research this term. One of the topics they will be working on will be car sharing services such as Car2Go and Zipcar. As with most primary research projects, there's a strong need for some secondary material to understand the context, demonstrate the need for further research, and gather some methodology details.

Industry reports from major consulting firms

Published August 29, 2014 by Mark Bodnar

We've written before about the useful "Doing Business In" country guides available for free from many of the major management/accounting consulting firms.  Those same firms are often also good sources for industry insights and surveys.  Which brings me to the short list below...

Deloitte provides landing pages for several broad sectors, each of which will lead you to current analysis and "perspective" reports:

Ania Dymarz joins the Business Librarian team!

Published August 18, 2014 by Mark Bodnar

Welcome to Ania Dymarz!  Ania DymarzFor the next year (starting today), Ania will be working with Business researchers in our Fraser Library at SFU Surrey.  She is temporarily replacing our usual Surrey Business Librarian, Andrea Cameron.

Productive summer for SFU's business & economics authors

Published August 8, 2014 by Mark Bodnar

We're just winding down from a very busy summer here in the library. On a quick look at the journal articles published in the last few months, it's clear that the summer has been a successful one for SFU's Business and Economics researchers as well! Check out the list below for the bus/econ articles authored or co-authored by SFU people between May and August and listed in our Business Source Complete database.

Got a minute to run some test searches for us?

Published May 30, 2014 by Mark Bodnar

Hey SFU researchers!

Have you ever used the Library Search box on our library's home page?  It searches our site, a few of our more unique collections (e.g., our institutional repository), and a vast collection of  all our books and ebooks and the majority of the online journals that we carry.

Since 2010, a major component of that feature has been our Fast Search search engine -- that's the part that covers all our books and most of our journals.


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