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    November – New Books

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    Learning with Cases

    A practical guide to learning using the case method, aimed at those who are new to this method. Written by faculty members at the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. Also available at the Robson Square Library.

    Teaching for Critical Thinking

    A practical guide for  educators, on how to introduce critical thinking in a higher education curriculum and in various disciplines. Topics include critical thinking instructional activities, critical thinking criteria and learning outcomes and instructional strategies to facilitate critical thinking. Part of the Green Guide series from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

    Creative Problem Solving

    A practical guide for  educators, on inserting creative problem solving strategies into the curriculum. Part of the Green Guide series from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

    Leading Effective Discussions

    A practical guide for educators on leading discussions in the classroom. Topics include; developing class atmosphere; managing group dynamics; managing conflict;  and evaluating discussions. Part of the Green Guide series from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

    For more books in the Green Guide series available at the Library, click here.

    November – Databases

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    New Video Collection in Business Source Complete

    A video collection is now available through the Business Source Complete database. The first videos in this growing collection are the Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series.

    From EBSCO (the database provider:

    “The series features engaging video lectures from renowned professors and experts at the Harvard Business School. All lectures are captured from executive education programs, and offer groundbreaking ideas, insightful research, and practical advice on management issues…The videos contain a table of content allowing the selection of a specific topic. Most lectures provide a transcript in PDF format.”

    To access the videos, connect to Business Source Complete and click on the More link on the menu bar at the top. Select Business Videos/Images from the drop down box.  Search for videos by keyword (e.g. Harvard).

    New and Trial Databases – August 2009

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    New Databases

    UBC Library now provides access to the MINT Global and ORBIS databases from Bureau van Dijk.

    MINT Global (for student users)

    MINT Global provides information on over 50,000 publicly-traded companies and 5 million private companies from around the world.

    MINT GLOBAL gives access to a wide variety of high quality information covering companies, news, directors* and market research as well as providing access to original documentation and filings. It has simple screens to help you find relevant data. You can search for companies or news stories that match your specific criteria, and build reports and lists that contain your chosen content.

    MINT Global is a simpler platform for ORBIS, designed for student users. Advanced users should see the ORBIS database.

    Click here to access the MINT Global database.

    ORBIS (for advanced users)

    ORBIS provides information on over 50,000 publicly-traded companies and 5 million private companies from around the world. As well as descriptive information and company financials, ORBIS contains further detail such as news, market research, ratings and country reports, scanned reports, ownership, and brief M&A data.

    ORBIS includes advanced search and analysis software so you can identify and evaluate companies around the world.

    Click here to access the ORBIS database via the Library website.

    Trial Databases

    OSIRIS

    UBC Library has trial access to the OSIRIS database (from Bureau van Dijk) until March 2010.  Please try out this database and provide us with your feedback.

    OSIRIS is a comprehensive database of listed companies, banks and insurance companies around the world. Covering more than 190 countries OSIRIS contains information on over 57,000 companies. In addition to the income statement, balance sheet, cash flow statement and ratios, other information includes news, ownership, subsidiaries, M&A activity and ratings.

    Click here to access OSIRIS via the Library website and provide feedback to the Library.

    New DVDs and Videos – July 10, 2009

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    The David Lam Library has acquired 8 new DVDs and videos in the past few months on a variety of topics:

    • Top ten tips for entrepreneurs
    • Bill Moyers journal: mortgage mess
    • Globalization and what it means for Canadian companies
    • 6 essential steps to getting that new job
    • Boomerism: business targets retirees
    • Organic entrepreneurs: competing with corporate giants
    • Financial reporting for business
    • Best of 2008: Clio gold plus

    Click here for a more detailed list including summaries.

    New Books – July 10, 2009

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    New books on the financial crisis at the David Lam Library

    Bamber, Bill et al. Bear trap:  the fall of Bear Stearns and the panic of 2008, HB 3722 B36 2008

    Cohan, William D. House of cards:  a tale of hubris and wretched excess on Wall Street, HG 4930.5 C64 2009.

    Lewis, Michael M. Panic:  the story of modern financial insanity, HB 3722 P36 2009.

    Shiller, Robert J. The Subprime solution  : how today’s global financial crisis happened, and what to do about it, HG 2040.15 S45 2008.

    New Databases and Websites – July 10, 2009

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    New Databases

    Sage Journals Online

    SAGE publishes more than 520 journals in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine. SAGE Journals Online is the delivery platform that provides online access to the full text of individual SAGE journals.

    Click here to access the database.

    Oxford Journals Online

    Oxford Journals is a division of Oxford University Press, which is a department of Oxford University. We publish well over 200 academic and research journals covering a broad range of subject areas, two-thirds of which are published in collaboration with learned societies and other international organizations.

    Click here to access the database.

    Trial Databases

    IMF e-Library

    UBC Library has trial access to the International Monetary Fund e-Library until July 22, 2009.

    The International Monetary Fund publishes information on its own activities and policies, as well as on its 185 member countries. The IMF e-Library contains publications from recent years as well as statistical resources: Balance of Payments, Direction of Trade, Government Finance Statistics, and International Financial Statistics.

    Click here to access the database.

    World Bank E-Library/Suite

    UBC Library has trial access to the following suite of databases until August 31, 2009.

    Click here to access the databases.

    World Bank e-Library: An electronic portal to the World Bank’s full-text collection of books, journals, working papers and other documents on social and economic development. It is the most comprehensive collection in the area and brings together a fully indexed and cross-searchable database of thousands of World Bank publications.

    Africa Development Indicators Online: Provides the most comprehensive collection of data on the African economy. It contains data for over 1,400 indicators and time series from 1965 for 53 coutnries. Data include social, economic, financial, natural resources, infrastructure, governance, partnership, and enviornmental indicators.

    Global Development Finance: The World’s Bank annual assessment of global financial conditions facing emerging markets. Offers external debt and financial flow data for 129 countries that report public and publicly guaranteed debt to the World Bank’s Debtor Reporting System. Time series includes over 200 indicators from 1970-2017.

    Global Economic Monitor (GEM): Features up-to-date analysis of global economic conditions, including a daily brief and event-driven focus reports.

    May 22, 2009

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    New Databases

    ASTM Standards

    Download any of ASTM International’s 12,000+ standards, covering metals, petroleum, construction, the environment, and more. The collection includes Active, Redline, Historical and Withdrawn standards.

    Click here for further information and to access the database.

    ASTM Digital Library

    The ASTM Digital Library offers a digital edition of nearly every ASTM International book and paper spanning 140+ industries and 100+ years including over 1400 books, journals, and Special Technical Publications (STPs).

    Click here for more information and to access the database.

    Trial Databases

    MINT Global and ORBIS (Bureau van Dijk)

    UBC Library has trial access to MINT Global (student interface) and ORBIS (advanced interface) from May 5 – June 8.

    MINT Global gives access to a wide variety of high quality information covering companies, news, directors* and market research as well as providing access to original documentation and filings. It has simple screens to help you find relevant data you can search for companies or news stories that match your specific criteria, and build reports and lists that contain your chosen content.

    Click here to access MINT Global and provide feedback on the database.

    ORBIS provides a more advanced interface for researchers, with more sophisticated search functionality.

    Click here to access ORBIS and provide feedback on the database.

    Education Research Complete

    Education Research Complete offers the world’s largest and most complete collection of full text education journals. Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. Education Research Complete also covers areas of curriculum instruction as well as administration, policy, funding, and related social issues.

    Click here to access the database and provide feedback.

    New DVDs

    The following DVDs are now available in the David Lam Library:

    Online business trends. (2008). [Video/DVD] Toronto: CBC Learning.

    Organic entrepreneurs : Competing with corporate giants. (2008).[Video/DVD] Toronto: CBC Learning.

    New Books

    The following books are now available in the David Lam Library:

    Business planning for turbulent times : New methods for applying scenarios (2008). London ; Sterling, VA: Earthscan.

    Hogan, C. (2008). Prospect research : A primer for growing nonprofits (2nd ed.).  Sudbury, Mass.: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

    Laszlo, C. (2008). Sustainable value : How the world’s leading companies are doing well.  Stanford, Calif.: Standford Business Books/Stanford University Press.

    Managing corporate social responsibility in action : Talking, doing and measuring(2007).  Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT: Ashgate.

    Stakeholder theory : Essential readings in ethical leadership and management (2008). . Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books.

    Vault 2009  Top 50 Consulting Firms

    The Vault 2009 consulting firm rankings, based on a survey of over 4000 consultants, are available on the Vault website. Together with the Top 50 Consulting Firms Prestige rankings, consulting firms are also rated by Best Firms to Work For and the Best Firms for Diversity. Rankings for previous years, going back to 2004, are also available.

    Click here to access the rankings on the Vault website.

    May 5, 2009

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    Trial Databases

    Henry Stewart Talks – Online Marketing and Management Seminars from Leading Experts

    Henry Stewart Talks publishes animated audio visual presentations by world leading experts. Trial access to the database is available through UBC Library until May 27.

    Current presentation topics include:

    • Latest thinking in Mobile Marketing
    • Change Management
    • Getting the Most out of Qualitative Market Research
    • Latest thinking in Marketing to the Older Consumer

    Click here to browse the online seminars (you will need to have the Virtual Private Network set up on your computer if you are off campus).

    Click here to provide feedback to the Library about the database.

    New Books

    The following books are now available in the David Lam Library:

    Top 20 Countries in Economics & Business

    Canada placed third in a ranking of Top 20 Countries in Economics & Business, based on the number of citations of papers published in Thomson Reuters journals from 1998-2008. The ranking, published in February 2009, comes from Essential Science Indicators, a tool that evaluates publication and citation data from journals indexed by Thomson-Reuters.

    Click here to see the full ranking on the ScienceWatch.com website.

    New from Statistics Canada

    Manufacturing: The Year 2008 in Review

    From the Statistics Canada website: “This study reviews status and trends for the manufacturing sector in 2008. It analyses major regional and industry shifts in production and put them in the context of major socio-economic drivers such as domestic demand, prices and exports. Employment, investment, productivity and profitability indicators are also presented.”

    March 30, 2009

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    Instructional Update January-March 2009

    During Winter Term 2, the Lam Librarians have taught 31 classes, reaching over 1500 students, including:

    3 orientation workshops:

    • 1 Part Time MBA orientation
    • 1 EMBA orientation
    • 1 Project Management orientation

    23 class specific presentations and workshops, including:

    • 19 BCom classes
    • 1 ECM class
    • 1 MBA class

    5 research related workshops:

    • 3 Do the Research; Get the Job sessions for MBAs
    • 1 Do the Research; Get the Job session for ECMs
    • 1 RefWorks for Business Researchers workshop for PhD students

    New Databases

    Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities

    Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities is a collection of directories of academic journals for the disciplines of business, education, and psychology. The purpose of the database is to help professors, students and researchers identify journals to which they can submit articles for publication. Each journal entry is in PDF format and provides relevant information to potential authors such as acceptance rate, type of review (blind, editorial, or peer), time to review, publication fees, and manuscript guidelines.

    Directories of publishing opportunities are provided in the following areas:

    • Accounting
    • Economics and Finance
    • Management
    • Marketing

    Click here to access the database via the Library website.

    ULI Development Case Studies

    Since 1971, the Urban Land Institute has been publishing case studies describing the development process of projects that are both innovative in their markets and financially successful. The short, summary versions of each case study may be viewed free.

    Note: To view the complete case study with photos, site plans, project data, and a report on the development process requires users to login.

    Click here to access the database and for login instructions.

    New Books – Sustainable Business Topics

    The following books on sustainable business topics are now available in the David Lam Library:

    Building blocks for sustainable transport : Obstacles, trends, solutions (2008). (1st ed.). Bingley, UK: Emerald. (Call Number:  HE147.65 .B85 2008)

    Grant, J. (2007). The green marketing manifesto. Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. (Call Number:   HF5413 .G722 2007)

    Makower, J. (2009). Strategies for the green economy : Opportunities and challenges in the new world of business. New York: McGraw-Hill. (Call Number:  HF5413 .M35 2009)

    Siegel, J. (2008). Investing in renewable energy : Making money on green chip stocks. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons. (Call Number:  HD9502.A2 S486 2008)

    Townsend, A. K. (2006). Green business : A five-part model for creating an environmentally responsible company. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Pub. (Call Number: HD30.255 .T69 2006)

    March 4, 2009

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    Bloomberg Seminars – March 24

    Bloomberg are offering 5 classes offered on Tuesday, March 24th at the Four Seasons (791 West Georgia St.) starting at 8:00AM

    • 8:00AM BASIC NAVIGATION AND LOGIC OF BLOOMBERG
    • 9:00AM INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED API (DOWNLOADING TO EXCEL
    • 10:00AM EQUITY OVERVIEW/2009 OUTLOOK
    • 11:00AM ADVANCED ENERGY AND COMMODITY ANALYSIS
    • 12:00PM BLOOMBERG ELECTRONIC TRADING: FOREIGN EXCHANGE

    To sign up, please contact Huntly Gordon at hgordon@bloomberg.net or visit the Bloomberg terminal in the library and type BU . Go to option #2, then select Vancouver.

    Fundata Mutual Fund Databases

    The Library now provides access to Fundata, a database that includes information for over 4200 active funds from almost 200 sponsor companies. Information includes fund status, type, RRSP indicators, sales/redemption charge, currency, dividend frequency, management fees, expense ratios, and percentage foreign invested. For each fund you may also retrieve time series of data, listing changes in total net assets, NAVPS, income and capital gain dividend per share, share balance and value of investment.

    Click here to access Fundata via the Library website.

    New Books

    The following books have recently arrived in the David Lam Library:

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