Kresge Library News: October 2007 Archives

October 30, 2007

Database Name Change

Reuters Business Insights is now just Business Insights. The database still provides access to full text Reuters reports across six markets: eCommerce/Technology, Finance, Healthcare, Consumer Goods and Energy.


October 29, 2007

OneSource Global Business Browser - Content Update

OneSource has expanded it's content offerings to include data for more countries. Some of the new data includes:

  • Australian and New Zealand Company Data: adds 50,000 companies and 100,000 executives
  • New source for company information and rankings for Singapore: IDP Information provides company information, sales ranking, employee figures, business descriptions and executives in Singapore.

October 18, 2007

Mergent WebReports Updated

Mergent has released an upgraded version of Mergent WebReports, complete with a redesigned interface and enhanced searching capability. The enhancements include:


  • Enhanced searching within the Equity Reports, including strong buys, sells along with the ability to drill down into various industry breakdowns

  • Expanded search criteria and user tips

  • Customizable column headings, which can be rearranged

  • Increased search speeds, with a new progress bar when downloading reports


If you have any questions about Mergent WebReports, or other Kresge Library resources, please let us know at kresge_library@umich.edu.


October 11, 2007

New Resource: RSV - Revenues from Sports Venues

The library has subscribed to a new publication that covers the sporting events venues industry. RSV: Revenues from Sports Venues, covers Arenas, Ballparks, Stadiums, Colleges and Universities, and other news related to sporting events venues.

Access to this publication is available through the Library Catalog.

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October 10, 2007

Capital IQ Access to End October 31st

Access to Capital IQ will no longer be available after the end of October. No new account requests will be accepted after Tuesday, October 9.

The library has many other resources that provide the same type of financial, company and analysis information as Capital IQ:

10-K Wizard
Content includes financial agreements, financial data, directors and executives, insider transactions, and the latest in SEC news. Great for accessing SEC documents and mass downloading of SEC filings.

Mergent Online
Provides access to current and historical (past 15 years) financial information on 15,000 US and 20,000 foreign companies, both active and inactive, including firm description, statistics, and financial information, as well as annual reports. Mergers, acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, long-term debt, bond ratings, capital stock and insider trading are also provided in the company records.

Thomson ONE Banker
Market data, extensive company financials and related information for companies worldwide. Use to research company fundamentals and statistics, do peer analysis, identify companies that meet desired criteria, and easily use Excel to retrieve current and historical information.

Thomson Research
Forecasts and analysis covering more than 30,000 companies. The company record includes Excel spreadsheet financials (current and 10 year historical), SEC filings, price and earnings data, Extel Overview Report, WorldScope Report and full SEC report.

As always, if you have questions or need help selecting resources for your research, contact us at kresge_library@umich.edu.


October 02, 2007

Ask Us Live! IM Reference Hours Expanded

The library's Ask Us Live! IM Reference service has expanded its hours to be open later.

New Hours:

  • Sunday - Thursday: 11am-1am

  • Friday - Saturday: 11am-7pm

MSN Messenger: kresge_library@hotmail.com

Yahoo!: kresge_library

AIM: kresgelibraryIM

MS Office Communicator: kresge_library@umich.edu