Kresge Library News: February 2010 Archives

February 26, 2010

Kresge Library Needs Your Feedback!

Kresge Library will be launching a new website later this year - and we need your feedback! Please take a few minutes to explore the new site and take a brief survey. Your feedback is important to us!


February 19, 2010

Financial Soundness Indicators

Those exploring international markets may be interested in the Financial Soundness Indicators, available from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). FSIs include earnings, profitability, and liquidity of deposit-taking institutions, return on equity in the nonfinancial corporate sector, and household debt to GDP, among many others. Investors can use FSIs to evaluate the health and stability of a country’s financial systems and identify countries that are better for investing in new businesses.


February 11, 2010

"Help! I need to find........"

Having trouble finding specific resources? Need help starting your research? Don't forget to check the Kresge Library wiki, which is full of suggestions for finding information in specific subject areas.

Looking for the Wall Street Journal? Librarian Sally Ziph has posted instructions for locating the WSJ in Factiva.

Trying to find Hoover's? Kresge Library discontinued its subscription in 2009, but you may be able to find the same content in other Kresge databases.

Need market information on liver disease? Library Director Corey Seeman put together a list of resources that might help!

Don't forget that you can always get help from a Kresge librarian in person, by email, or through the chat box on our homepage.


February 02, 2010

LexisNexis Statistical is now Statistical Insight

LexisNexis Statistical has launched a new interface and a new name: Statistical Insight.

Statistical Insight features a greatly simplified search interface that searches across abstracts, table text, and datasets. As you type in the search box, a type-ahead feature will provide suggested keywords or related terms to help you improve your search.

Additionally, Statistical Insight presents your search results in a format that is easier to interpret. New filtering options let you narrow your results by date, geographic region, or type of data.

Heavy users of LexisNexis Statistical may consider participating in an upcoming webinar about the new interface. The next Statistical Insight webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, March 3 at 11:30am.

As always, if you have questions or problems with Statistical Insight or any library databases, please contact a librarian or chat with us via the Meebo box on our homepage.