Monday, September 30, 2013

New IBISWorld Database Provides Industry Analysis and Research

The Cheng Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of the U.S. Industry Reports and iExpert Industry Summaries products from IBISWorld, available now to all students and faculty.

A specialist in industry information, IBISWorld provides research and analysis of over 700 U.S. industries and almost 4,000 product segments. Its reports are written at the 5-digit level of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) and they can be searched or browsed within the database according to NAICS code. The reports, updated regularly, provide detailed and comprehensive industry overviews, performance evaluations, an analysis of products and markets, the competitive landscape, an examination of major companies in each industry, operating conditions, and key statistics. The reports, which vary in length between approximately 30 and 50 pages, can be downloaded as complete PDF files, printed by individual section, or searched internally for key

The database also provides brief four-page summary reports for each industry covering key statistics, market share and external drivers, industry benchmarks including major markets and cost structure, an industry performance summary, and major industry issue and questions. The summary reports can also be downloaded and printed.

We invite questions and feedback about IBISWorld. If you need any assistance using the database, please contact Kathy Malanga (x 3189)  or Richard Kearney (x 2165).

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Trial Access to the BioOne Journals Collection Now through October 31: 176 Titles Available

BioOne, a non-profit collaborative entity founded in 1999 to provide affordable and sustainable access to scientific research, currently offers 176 scholarly journals in the biological sciences produced by 135 nonprofit society and institutional publishers from around the world. 127 of the titles in the collection are ranked by the Institute for Scientific Information (now Thomson ISI) for quality. Subject areas covered by BioOne journals include organismal biology, ecology, zoology, and environmental science, plus a wide array of sub-disciplines.

The BioOne online platform supports browsing and searching, full-text articles in both PDF and HTML format, alerts for saved searches and tables of contents, RSS feeds, a current display of the most-read and most-cited articles for each journal, and other useful features.

The Cheng Library is offering trial access to the complete collection of BioOne journals through October 31, and faculty and students are invited to use it and let us know what you think. To help you get acquainted with the database, BioOne offers a one-page Quick Start Guide (in PDF) and a brief three-minute video tutorial on searching and browsing. Links to articles in BioOne will also be accessible through our science databases, including Scopus and Biological Abstracts.

Please contact Richard Kearney, Electronic Resources Librarian, at or x 2165, with any questions or comments about BioOne journals.

Friday, September 6, 2013

New JSTOR Arts & Sciences IV Collection Offers Expanded Journal Coverage of Education, Law, Business, and Public Policy

The Cheng Library is pleased to announce the addition of JSTOR's Arts and Sciences IV journal archive to its collection of JSTOR journals. The Arts and Sciences IV collection includes 156 titles, of which 106 are still actively adding content to the archive. Arts and Sciences IV has special strengths in the areas of education (40 titles), law (30 titles), and business (27 titles), with additional titles in political science and public policy. Among 37 titles in Arts and Sciences IV that are new to the Cheng Library's collection are the following:
A complete title list is available here.

The addition of the Arts and Sciences IV journal archive brings our total JSTOR holdings to nine collections, featuring 1,927 major titles going back in most cases to Volume 1, Issue 1. Of these, 1,185 titles are continuing to add archival content to the collection. Articles in JSTOR can be accessed by searching the database directly, by using citation links in any other databases that index JSTOR titles, or by searching Google Scholar (Full Text @ Cheng Library) through the Library's databases list.

Please contact Richard Kearney ( or x 2165) if you have any questions or comments about the Arts and Sciences IV journal archive.