Friday, October 19, 2007

School of Business: Response

Much thanks to all who read/responded. I hope these answers are adequate.

I would like to have future library references include industry ratios such as the Robert Morris Associates Industrial Ratios. Even microfiche would be useful.

Mergent Online can produce reports and compare industries (under "create reports" after you've searched for a company):

LexisNexis does some similar things too. The U.S. Census has Industry Ratios also: . If all this isn't what you're talking about, please let me know.

It would be helpful to have a research librarian on duty on weekends since many students do research during this time.

The library is closed on Sat., as is the rest of the University. We do have a librarian here on Sunday, though. All of this is meant to save money and energy. You can read more about it here.

I find it disconcerting for students to have limited or no access to the Wall Street Journal

We have that, actually. However, I can understand how you missed it, as the title is a bit misleading. In EBSCO it's called "Wall Street Journal - Eastern Edition." This gives the impression that it is about Asian markets, but it's not. It's the regular WSJ.

...and other business journals that are read by the majority of business professionals.

We have webfeat and jstor, but a substantial number of the Journals in business are still not available in electronic format. What is the policy for funding expanded access?

The School of Business has thus far been happy with the literarture in Business Source Complete and other databases. Which subject to you work in? Some of them do not rely on periodicals as much as others. What publications would you wish to have that we do not?

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