Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Company and Industry Research Just Got Easier: Hoover’s Academic and Mergent Intellect Now Available Online

As part of our ongoing conversion of reference sources from print to online, the Cheng Library has added an online subscription to Hoover’s Academic and Mergent Intellect. The Hoover’s Academic database contains detailed proprietary information about more than 40,000 public and non-public companies, 600 industries, and 225,000 key executives, with additional information about 90 million companies worldwide. Hoover's delivers in-depth industry analyses, information on a company's location, history, products and operations, auditors, rankings, summary financials, top competitors, top officers and more. The industrial research sector of the databases is organized into 65 browsable sectors (with numerous subcategories) and supports searching by NAICS and SIC codes, with options to filter results by several criteria.

You can use Hoover’s Academic to make lists of companies using a variety of filters including location, size, rankings, industry, financial information, people, and IPO data. View basic company information, biographical information on executives, and industry reports (based on industry codes). The industry reports are from First Research. You can also search by industry and then view information on competitors within the industry. Try searching for “cellular” in the industry search box as an example. This search will lead to information on several related industries such as wireless telecommunication services, wireless telecommunication equipment manufacturing, wireless telecommunication handset manufacturing, telecommunication services, and others.

The Mergent Intellect database provides worldwide business information, including details on over 85 million companies, over 40 million executives, information on direct and indirect subsidiaries of complete global family trees, and Dun & Bradstreet research reports. The database also contains access to company annual reports (with a three-year backfile), SEC documents (10-K and 10-Q), and end-of-day securities pricing.

Please contact Richard Kearney (973-720-2165) or Kathy Malanga (973-720-3189) if you have questions or would like more information about Hoover’s Academic or Mergent Intellect.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Trial Access to EdITLib (Digital Library for Education and Information Technology) Through April 8

Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, EDITLib offers a portal to aggregated, peer-reviewed research on the latest developments and applications in educational technologies and e-learning. Encompassing more than 25 years of published international journal articles, conference papers, e-books, and multimedia content from tens of thousands of leading authors, the EdITLib Digital Library connects research and learning within one platform. The Cheng Library is providing trial access to EDITLib through April 8. EDITLib includes access to the following journals:

  • AACE Journal
  • Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie
  • Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education
  • Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual
  • International Journal of Education and Development using ICT
  • International Journal of Educational Telecommunications
  • International Journal on E-Learning
  • Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching
  • Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society
  • Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia
  • Journal of Interactive Learning Research
  • Journal of Technology and Teacher Education
  • WebNet Journal: Internet Technologies, Applications & Issues

EDITLib also includes proceedings from the following major conferences:

  • ascilite Conference
  • Global Learn
  • Global TIME
  • International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology
  • Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference
  • WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet
  • World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education
  • World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications

The database also contains several full-text e-books on the subject of educational technologies and e-learning.

Please contact Richard Kearney (kearneyr at wpunj dot edu, or 973-720-2165) if you have questions or would like more information about EDITLib.