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Tuesday, September 19, 2006 - 5:56pm Categories: Database Updates

WRDS is pleased to announce the addition of CISDM Hedge Fund/CTA Database.

This dataset is being offered by the University of Massachusetts Amherst and their Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets (CISDM) at no charge to all WRDS subscribers for a one year period. Following the one year period, CISDM will give an option of subscribing to the data either through WRDS or directly.

The CISDM database provides information on over 3700 active Hedge Funds and over 660 active CTAs and CPOs. In addition, the database covers 3800 inactives. For each fund in the...

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Monday, September 11, 2006 - 7:54pm Categories: Database Trials

You are invited to attend a free training session for the Euromonitor Packaging database in Room 100 Packaging from 11:30 - 1:00 PM on Friday, Sept.15.

The packaging database from Euromonitor is a great resource for finding statistics regarding packaging use around the world. Christopher Ohlhoff from Euromonitor will present.

The library has an extended trial of the Packaging database through December 9, 2006. To have access to the database during the trial period, faculty and students will need to contact Nancy Lucas for more information at 432-4180.

Monday, August 28, 2006 - 7:20pm Categories: Database Trials

Due to an unexpected file system problem, the WRDS server is currently unavailable. WRDS is working to resolve the problem and they will send a follow-up message before the end of the day.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 3:09pm Categories: Database Updates, Library News

MSU libraries recently acquired JSTOR's Business II collection.

Business II

(to be completed by the end of 2008)

The Business II Collection will feature at least fifty titles, twenty-five of which will be drawn from Arts & Sciences IV and the Arts & Sciences Complement. We are especially pleased to broaden the number of core international business titles in this collection. Business II also includes a number of journals that explore the intersections between economics and law, policy, and psychology.

Title List- Detailed List - Delimited List...

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Monday, August 7, 2006 - 2:45pm Categories: Library News

The WRDS system will be unavailable on Wednesday, August 9, from 5am-7am (EDT) due to network equipment upgrades.

Please visit our web site (http://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu) for more information.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Monday, July 24, 2006 - 2:19pm Categories: Database Updates

ComScore offers web-wide visitation and transaction behavior from a random sample of over 1.5 million Internet users in the United States. Provides insight on Internet consumer behavior with demographics, transaction, and session data from 2002 and 2004.

Access to ComScore is available through the Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). Only eligible graduate students and faculty members in the Broad College of Business may have access and need to click here to request an account. For questions, please contact one of the business librarians at http://www.lib.msu.edu/branches/bus...

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006 - 4:15pm Categories: Database Trials

"Accoona, developed by a Jersey City, NJ, artificial intelligence company, is a new search engine that aims to eclipse Google and Yahoo for business information. The Chinese State Council Information Office, publisher of China Daily, the official English-language newspaper, is a major Accoona stockholder. Accoona claims to give users links to five million Chinese companies and directory data for four million U.S. companies. Want to see for yourself? Enter a U.S. or Chinese company name to get a free abbreviated D&B directory entry, www.accoona.com".

By: Terry, Terese Mulkern....

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Monday, July 10, 2006 - 1:49pm Categories: Database Updates

We now have access to ProQuest Historical Annual Reports

"The definitive online collection of historical annual reports, offering decades of coverage for major companies in North America."--from ProQuest.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006 - 3:15pm Categories: Database Trials

WRDS Downtime

The WRDS system will have reduced service on Sunday, July 2nd from 8pm to 11pm (EDT).

During the downtime, WRDS users will only be able to use the web interface and large databases such as CRSP, Compustat, and IBES. User account functions, UNIX shell and SAS/Connect will not be available during the downtime.

Please visit our web site (http://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu) for more information.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 7:17pm Categories: Library News

Kara Gust is the newest member of the Business Library team, filling Sue Shultz's previous position. She will be overseeing collections in and providing instruction for Advertising, Marketing & Supply Chain Management, and Management. Kara is new to the Business Library, but not to the MSU Libraries. For the past three years, she has worked in the Main Library as Assistant Instruction Coordinator, providing instruction to numerous WRAC classes and a variety of orientations and resource fairs. She earned her BS in English, with a minor in Business, from Central Michigan University...

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