Access to full-text national and international newspapers , including the New York Times, and the Times of London business and accounting information, biographical data, and some selected legal materials. News sources also include magazines, broadcast transcripts, and wire services. Among the document sources included are the U.S. Code and Federal Case Law, state codes and case law, and U.S. patents.
Factiva is a full-text online service that provides access to sources of national and international news, business, health and general information. News sources include newspapers magazines, media transcripts, wire services, pictures and WEB sites. In addition, FACTIVA provides access to several financial databases. FACTIVA covers 8,000 sources in 22 languages. FACTIVA is a joint venture between Dow Jones and Reuters.
Holdings: Dates vary. Most publications begin in the late 1980's or early 1990's
From the abstract:
Introduction. This study explored the graduate students’ information behavior as it informs their process of inquiry and scholarly activities. Method. In depth, semi-structured interviews were conducted with one hundred graduate students representing all disciplines and departments from Carnegie Mellon University.
Analysis. Working in pairs, we coded transcripts of interviews into meaningful categories using ATLAS.ti software. A combined use of
quantitative and qualitative analysis reduced subjectivity.
Results. Graduate students often begin with a meeting with professors who provide direction, recommend and provide resources. Other students help to shape graduate students’ research activities, and university library personnel provide guidance in finding resources. The Internet plays a heavy role; though students continue to use print resources. Convenience, lack of sophistication in finding and using resources, and course requirements affect their information behavior. Findings vary across disciplines and between programmes.
Conclusion. Libraries can influence students’ information behavior by reevaluating their instructional programmes and provision of resources and services. They can take a lead by working with academic personnel to guide students.
Given the ongoing growth of globalization, our practitioners and multinational clients asked for greater insight on the different perspectives of companies on fraud between developed and emerging markets.
The 9th Global Fraud Survey (pdf, 340kb) is the result of interviewing and listening to over 500 corporate leaders, including Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Risk Officers, Internal Audit Directors, and business unit directors. They represent many of the world’s major organizations.
Since our 8th Global Fraud Survey in 2003, corporations have expended significant resources to assess and improve their internal controls. The concentrated efforts of those charged with governance, internal and external auditors, regulators, law enforcement and others, have led to considerable progress in preventing and detecting fraud. Corporations believe that they are better positioned to deter and detect fraud than ever before. Despite this belief, there is little evidence that clearly indicates fraud has reduced. In fact, one in five of the companies that we interviewed experienced significant fraudulent activity in the past two years.
The vast majority of teens in the United States, 87% of those aged 12 to 17, now use the internet. That amounts to about 21 million youth who use the internet, up from roughly 17 million when we surveyed this age cohort in late 2000. Not only has the wired share of the teenage population grown, but teens’ use of the internet has intensified. Teenagers now use the internet more often and in a greater variety of ways than they did in 2000. There are now approximately 11 million teens who go online daily, compared to about 7 million in 2000.
US Department of Transportation Library
"Wow. Prowl around here and you'll find many interesting items. There's the OPAC , of course, which contains more than 80,000 bibliographic records. Do a simple keyword search; browse by title, author, publisher or other categories; or use the power search function, which provides Boolean options via dropdown menus.
We find the Online Digital Special Collections particularly intriguing. Here you can access a variety of historical materials, including Civil Aeronautic Manuals, Historic Railroad Investigation Reports, Historical Aircraft Accident Reports, historic and superseded regulations of various types and more.
A number of annotated bibliographies -- on statistics, special topics in transportation, and aviation safety and security -- are available here. There's also a large selection of vetted Web resources , including links to search engines, ready reference materials, newspapers and journals, full-text documents online, and transportation resources, associations and libraries. And there is a page of links to DOT law libraries .
Highly recommended: Putting the DOT Puzzle Together: A Collection of Web Sites and Points of Contact Throughout DOT Headquarters . This is a comprehensive pathfinder through the bureaucratic maze that is a large and complex federal agency. Don't miss the excellent list of links to statistical information .
Finally, take a quick look at the DOT Historian's home page . Here's where you'll find the department history, biographical sketches of the secretaries of transportation, chronologies, and a bibliography."
AMADEUS contains detailed information on over 5 million public and private companies in 34 European countries. It includes up to 10 years of detailed information (consolidated statements are also provided when available) in a standardised financial format comprising 22 balance sheet items, 24 profit and loss account items and 25 ratios. The descriptive information includes: official national identification number, address, telephone, fax, website, legal form, year of incorporation, senior managers, auditors, number of employees, quoted/unquoted indicator, industry and activity codes and, when available, a trade description in the local language and English.
You can use AMADEUS to find detailed information about both individual companies and groups of companies. The software allows you to search by any combination of over 100 search criteria. You can search, display and download information in the currency of your choice. It's also easy to identify companies by very specific criteria.
AMADEUS incorporates company tree diagrams and graphical, presentation and analysis software to allow you to interpret and analyse the information.
Amadeus data is also available through the Wharton Research Data Service (WRDS) listed listed under Bureau van Dijk.
1984. Topics covered include:agriculture, education, environment, finance, globalization, governance, health and population, industry,
infrastructure, international economics, labor and employment, macroeconomics and growth, poverty, private sector development, public
sector management, rural development, social development, transition economies, urban development.
Thomson One Banker - Deals provides comprehensive historical coverage of M&A and Corporate Transactions data with daily updates. Coverage includes Global transactions for Mergers and Acquisitions since 1977;Global equity and Fixed Income Transactions since 1970; Global Syndicated Loans Transactions since 1982; GlobalProject Finance Transactions since 1990. Thomson One Banker - Deals is the WEB version of the SDC M&A and Global New Issues databases.
Covers all aspects of business. ABI/Inform provides in-depth coverage of business conditions, trends, corporate strategies and tactics, management techniques, competitive and product information, and information on more than 60,000 companies. It gives you indexing and abstracts to articles from more than 1800 leading business and management publications, including over 350 English-language titles from outside the U.S. Dates covered vary by source.