Fall 2013 has been a busy semester so far. We have new resources, and University Libraries website has a new look.
In this newsletter, you will find:
- Information about our new Bloomberg Terminals
- Tips for setting Google Scholar to directly link to USC databases
- Links to business databases on trial
There's still time to schedule a research instruction session for your course or request a customized research guide. If you have other ideas for ways we can support your research and teaching, please share them with us!
Kathy & Emily
The Business Library and Finance Department partnered with Bloomberg to increase our access to Bloomberg Professional software. We now have 8 Bloomberg Terminals in the business library and 2 laptops for faculty to check out for research or to use in the classroom.
How does this help you?
Bloomberg is no longer only a securities-based data resource. It contains information on industries, supply chain, networking, and much more. Faculty can check out a laptop to download data for research purposes or use in the classroom.
There are over 2,500 companies in the Carolinas alone with Bloomberg terminals. Experience (especially the Bloomberg Essentials certification) with this resource increases the marketability of our students. You can create assignments focused on information available in Bloomberg. Students are also using the People Networking module for job searching.
Email Emily Doyle for more information; you can also reference our Bloomberg Research Guide.
Using Google Scholar for articles at USC
Do you use Google Scholar to cast a wide net when beginning your research? If so, you can adjust the settings on
any computer to directly link to articles that are available through USC.
- From Google Scholar, click on Settings at the top of the screen.
- In the resulting screen, select Library links in the menu on the left.
- In the Show library access links for search box, type and select the following:
- University of South Carolina--USC Columbia eText
- University of South Carolina School of Medicine--Find Fulltext@ USC Med
- After your selections are made, click on Save.
Once you have adjusted these settings, your search results in Google Scholar should contain a link to the right of the article if it is available through a USC database.
Note: These settings will need to be adjusted again if you use Google Scholar from another computer or account.
|Business Database Trials
We are continually evaluating new resources to ensure you have the latest and greatest in business data. We strive to provide you with the resources you need for your research and teaching, and we would greatly appreciate your input.
Current Trials of Business Resources is your access point for these databases. If we have proxy access, you will be able to directly link to them from anywhere. We are currently trialing IMF Statistics databases, as well as a few others. Email us with any feedback.
October 15 - Susan Cheever
October 22 - M.T. Anderson
October 29 - Cassandra King
Join us for an evening with these authors. All events are free and open to the public starting at 6:00 pm in the Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library. Click here for more information.