We currently have two trials running of databases with market research content for business planning:

EBSCO’s Entrepreneurial Studies Source
http://resources.library.ubc.ca/1736/ offers users full text for more than 125 key periodicals, 135 reference books, numerous case studies, thousands of company profiles and over 600 videos with transcripts and related articles

Proquest Entrepreneur
http://resources.library.ubc.ca/1742/ includes scholarly journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings. The database also offers a full toolkit of practical guides, templates, forms, sample business plans.

Please submit your votes to the feedback forms on the trial resource pages, or directly to Aleha McCauley.

Trials will run through the month of June.

UBC users have trial access to Entrepreneurial Studies Source, an EBSCO database, until May 31.

This database offers full text for more than 125 key periodicals, 135 reference books, numerous case studies, thousands of company profiles and over 600 videos with transcripts and related articles from the Harvard Faculty Seminar Series and Vator.TV, one of the world’s largest social network sites for high-tech entrepreneurs.

Subjects covered in the database include:

  • Business Planning
  • Communications
  • Innovations
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Product Development
  • Raising Capital
  • Risk Taking

Click here to access the database and access the feedback form.

UBC Library users have trial access during May to two streaming video collections from the Alexander Street Press, an electronic publisher of award-winning online collections in the humanities and social sciences.

Filmakers Online Library (http://resources.library.ubc.ca/1735/) is an award-winning, cross-disciplinary collection of over 913 global documentaries, covering  race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.

Education in Video (http://resources.library.ubc.ca/1734/)  is developed specifically for training and developing teachers. The collection offers teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms.

The collections are available for trial from May 6 – May 31, 2011.

UBC students, faculty and staff have trial access to Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ database from January 11 until February 11, 2011.

Capital IQ provides detailed coverage of public and private companies,  private investment firms, and executives. It also provides data on capital transactions.  Capital IQ’s software functionality includes sophisticated retrieval and personalization tools which enable users to screen the database and to create reports.

To obtain a trial account, please visit the Information Page   and click on request an individual account.  In the request email, please provide your affiliation (UBC student, faculty or staff member) and your UBC email address (e.g. your.name@ubc.ca; your.name@sauder.ubc.ca).  Once you have your account, please return to the information page to access the Capital IQ database.

Thank you to UBC Library’s Kat McGrath and Capital IQ’s Scott Hossfeld for setting up this trial.

Library users have unlimited trial access from now until December 15th to over 4, 500 electronic titles currently published by Palgrave MacMillan. Visit http://resources.library.ubc.ca/1687/ to explore the complete collection.

Palgrave MacMillan publishes textbooks, journals, monographs, professional and reference works  in eight subject areas:

Business & Management
Economics & Finance
History
Language & Linguistics
Literature & Performing Arts
Political & International Studies
Social & Cultural Studies
Religion & Philosophy

UBC Library currently has a site license for the 2008-2009 Business and Management collections which contains 120 titles.

The trial is only available until December 15, 2010.  Your feedback is important.  Please tell us what you think either by completing  this form or by contacting Christina Sylka.  Thanks to Kat McGrath for setting up the trial.

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