Kresge Library News: November 2007 Archives

November 30, 2007

Mintel Adds New Reports

Mintel, provider of consumer focused market research reports for the US and UK, has added 60 new titles to their report line up. The full list of new titles is available on Mintel's web site.


November 29, 2007

New eMarketer Report - Mobile Message Marketing

eMarketer, provider of market reports on the Internet, e-business and online marketing, has published a new report on the mobile messaging market in the US.

Considering the speed and sophistication with which marketers are integrating other mediums such as outdoor, radio, television and the Web with SMS call-to-action, an ad-supported model for mobile messaging network charges cannot be far off.

eMarketer projects that the global market for ad-supported mobile messaging will rise from $1.5 billion in 2006 to $12 billion by 2011.

To find out more, read the new eMarketer report, Mobile Message Marketing.

If you have questions on using eMarketer, or any of the other Kresge Library Databases, send us an email at kresge_library@umich.edu. eMarketer is available to all of the Ann Arbor campus.


November 28, 2007

New eMarketer Report - Online Recorded Music

eMarketer, provider of market reports on the Internet, e-business and online marketing, has published a new report on online recorded music in the US. Weighed down by plummeting CD sales, the global recording industry struggles to regain its footing in a rapidly changing marketplace.

Revising its previous estimates down, eMarketer forecasts that worldwide spending on recorded music will decline from $31.8 billion in 2006 to $26.2 billion in 2011.

To find out which musical categories can expect an upbeat, read the new eMarketer report, Recorded Music.

If you have questions on using eMarketer, or any of the other Kresge Library Databases, send us an email at kresge_library@umich.edu. eMarketer is available to all of the Ann Arbor campus.


Kresge Library is del.icio.us

Want to know what web sites the Kresge Librarians use to answer some of the tough reference questions? Check out the library's new del.icio.us page, listing some of our favorite reference web sites.

Do you have a favorite site that you use to answers some of your tough business questions? Let us know about it! Drop us an email at kresge_library@umich.edu.


November 27, 2007

OneSource Global Business Browser - New Interface

OneSource Global Business Browser, a database of company information, has upgraded its interface, making it easier to search for a company, industry or executive. A new interface for searching news is also available.

OneSource provides in-depth business information on nearly one million companies, including around 600,000 large and mid-sized companies in the United States and Canada; 260,000 companies in Asia and the Pacific; and nearly 100,000 other companies globally.


November 26, 2007

New eMarketer Report - Online Shopping

Just in time for Cyber Monday, eMarketer, provider of market reports on the Internet, e-business and online marketing, has published a new report on online holiday shopping in the US. Filled with easy to read charts and graphics the Online Holiday Shopping report brings some holiday cheer with a prediction of strong sales despite rise gas costs and the falling dollar value.

eMarketer forecasts that online holiday sales will reach $31 billion this season, up 18.5% over last year.

If you have questions on using eMarketer, or any of the other Kresge Library Databases, send us an email at kresge_library@umich.edu. eMarketer is available to all of the Ann Arbor campus.


November 21, 2007

New Journals Available in JSTOR

JSTOR, the online journal archive, has recently added 44 new journal titles to their repository. JSTOR is unique in that it tries to provide full text of every issue from a journal's run.

Titles of interest to the Ross Community include:


  • Review of African Political Economy

  • The World Bank Economic Review

  • The World Bank Research Observer

For a complete list of journals, visit JSTOR's update page.


Updated Marketing Resources Pages

Need to know what resources are available to help you with your Marketing research? Check out our newly revised Marketing Resources topic pages. These pages provide links to library databases, print resources and outside websites that will help you answer those tough marketing questions.

Not sure where to start? Contact us at the library (kresge_library@umich.edu) for assistance with your research questions.


November 08, 2007

New eMarketer Report

eMarketer, provider of market reports on the Internet, e-business and online marketing, has published a new report on online advertising spending in the US. Filled with easy to read charts and graphics the US Advertising Spending report looks at how advertising dollars are finally moving online.

As a percentage of total US ad spending, eMarketer projects that online advertising will more than double, rising from only a 6% share in 2006 to slightly over 12% in 2010.

If you have questions on using eMarketer, or any of the other Kresge Library Databases, send us an email at kresge_library@umich.edu. eMarketer is available to all of the Ann Arbor campus.


November 06, 2007

Thomson One Banker Excel Add-in for Office 2007

The Thomson One Banker Excel Add-in now works with Office 2007. To install the add-in, go to Thomson One Banker and click on Tools. Follow the instructions to download Thomson ONE Banker (T1B) For Office.

If you have questions about the Add-in, please email us at kresge_library@umich.edu.


November 05, 2007

Business Week Company Insight Center

Business Week, along with Capital IQ, has created a new resource on their site called Company Insight Center.

This free resource provides basic company information, stock price charts, earnings reports & estimates and a wealth of people information for 42,000 public companies in the U.S. and abroad and 320,000 private companies, including executive compensation. Of course, the private company data is a bit more limited. You can easily see who is on a company's board and the connections that person has to other boards. You also get to see the BusinessWeek rankings for a company, including the BusinessWeek 50, the InfoTech 100, and the Innovation 25.

Some nice charting features are included on the site, such as a company comparison on stock price, events and competitors. The one thing that is missing is the ability to download this data from the site.

The search features on the site are limited to a basic keyword search or company name browse.