Kresge Library News: July 2006 Archives

July 24, 2006

New Database - Ad$pender

Ad$pender monitors advertising expenditure information for millions of product brands across television, radio, magazine, newspaper, internet and outdoor channels. You can search for information based on category, company name, subsidiary and brand. Spenders can be ranked by category, company name, brand and more. Data is available back to 1986.

Ad$pender is available from the Library's A-Z Database page or you can access Ad$pender now.


July 20, 2006

New Database - Historical Annual Reports

ProQuest Historical Annual Reports offer searchable full text versions of annual reports for all 800 corporations that ever were in the Fortune 500. The reports currently date from 1844 through 1985. These reports provide invaluable data on financial performance, key officers, competitors, and market trends for the leading corporations in the United States. These annual reports may be searched by keyword, company name, Fortune 500 ranking, NAICS Code, personal name, and subsidiary name.

This database is available to the entire UM community, including the Dearborn and Flint campuses.

Proquest Historical Annual Reports is available on the Library's A-Z Database page. Or you can start using Historical Annual Reports now.


July 18, 2006

New Database - BuildingGreen

BuildingGreen Suite is an online resource covering the environmentally friendly building industry. Included in this resource are:


  • Articles from Environmental Building News (1992 to the present) a monthly newsletter featuring comprehensive, practical information on a range of topics related to sustainable design in the built environment.

  • GreenSpec, a database of environmentally preferable building products listing more than 2,000 products with descriptions, manufacturer information, and links to additional resources.

  • High Performance Buildings Case Studies describing projects ranging from homes and commercial interiors to large buildings and even whole campuses and neighborhoods. These may be certified green projects, or simply projects that have one or more notable environmental features.

  • Links to selected resources for environmentally sensitive design and construction.


The site can be searched by keyword or browsed by topic. Information is also organized by CSI Divisions or Homebuilder Categories.

This database is available on the Library's A-Z Database page, or you can access BuildingGreen now.


July 12, 2006

D&B's Million Dollar Database Gets a Face Lift

D&B has modified the interface to their Million Dollar Database. The new interface allows you to quickly search for a company by name, phone number, SIC code and location from the first screen. Additional options, such as searching by industry, executive name, ticker symbol and employee size are available on the 'Advanced Search' screen.

The way that your company name is searched in the database has also been changed to a keyword search. Searches will now bring back more results based on the words that you type into the company name field, providing a more comprehensive set of results.

As always, access to the D&B Million Dollar Database is available from the library's A-Z Database page. Or, you can try the new D&B Million Dollar interface now.