Thursday, October 7, 2010

Trial Access to Sharpe Online Reference through November 6

M.E. Sharpe, a publisher of books and journals in the social sciences and humanities, is currently offering trial access to 18 major reference titles through its online portal Sharpe Online Reference. The titles cover a variety of topics in U.S. and global history and culture. All titles can be browsed and searched (individually or across all titles). The site also includes an image gallery, an archive of primary source documents, useful web links, and teacher resources. The titles in the collection are as follows:

  • Colonial America (1492-1783)
  • Early Republic and Antebellum America (1783-1861)
  • Gilded Age and Progressive Era (1877-1919)
  • Jazz Age (1919-1929)
  • The Great Depression and New Deal (1929-1941)
  • Postwar America (1945 -Present)
  • American Presidential Campaigns and Elections (1788-2008)
  • Social Issues in America
  • American Social Movements
  • American Countercultures
  • American Folklife
  • Latino History and Culture
  • Asian American History and Culture
  • America in World History
  • Global History: Cultural Encounters
  • World Trade: From Ancient Times to the Present
  • Conflicts Since World War II
  • Booms and Busts: An Economic History (1630s-Present)
Trial access to Sharpe Online Reference is available through November 6 by visiting the Cheng Library's databases directory. If you have any questions or comments about this resource, please contact Richard Kearney (x 2165).

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys Now Available Online

Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys is a leading source of professional industry analysis used by investment advisors, corporations, consulting firms, government agencies, and law offices. Over 50 of the largest North American and global industries are covered by the reports available in the database, along with a larger number of sub-industry reviews.

Each report is authored by a Standard & Poor's industry research analyst and includes the following sections:
  • Current Environment
  • Industry Trends
  • How the Industry Operates
  • Key Industry Ratios and Statistics
  • How to Analyze a Company
  • Glossary of Industry Terms
  • Additional Industry Information References
  • Comparative Company Financial Analysis
The database archive currently extends to 2001, although the reports are periodically updated and the majority have been updated this year.

A four-page guide (in PDF format) to using the database for industry analysis is also available online.